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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 5th February, 2018)

Kirkless Hall Inn


Kirkless Hall Inn
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Photo: David  (Nokia 3 phone)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 5th February 2018 at 09:49

A canal-side pub...what a lovely sight. Mine's a half and a bag of pork scratchings, please!

Comment by: Mick on 5th February 2018 at 16:18

Wouldnt you be on gills Irene.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th February 2018 at 17:55

Yes, but I doubt they'd know what I meant, Mick!

Comment by: dougie on 5th February 2018 at 19:13

Never known them to sell beer by the gill mick,

Comment by: Andrew on 5th February 2018 at 20:02

When my parents went out at weekends it was always for "a few gills"!

Comment by: Veronica on 5th February 2018 at 20:43

My dad used to say 'gills' but I can't say I have heard it since. Another word that's died out. It sounds more refreshing somehow.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th February 2018 at 21:14

A half-pint measure was always known as "a gill" in Wigan and local areas. There was even a pub in Leigh called "The Comfortable Gill"; don't know if it's still there.

Comment by: Gordon d on 5th February 2018 at 21:30

No more locks please dave

Comment by: Jinksi on 5th February 2018 at 22:39

dougle,never heard of a Gill of Bitter ,supt plenty int Manley & Black Diamond Lower Ince.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 6th February 2018 at 08:30

I remember people calling half pints gills when I was growing up in Ince.

Comment by: PeterP on 6th February 2018 at 10:45

Could never understand why people used to ask for a Gill of bitter when there were FOUR Gills to a pint

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th February 2018 at 12:09

It was never correct, PeterP, but just how it was said round here, just a little Wigan "quirk", like a packet of "crisp" when we all know it's really "crisps", and notices stating, "Caution, the floor is slippy", rather than "slippery". Just how we put things round here.

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