Photo-a-Day (Monday, 5th February, 2018)
Kirkless Hall Inn
A canal-side pub...what a lovely sight. Mine's a half and a bag of pork scratchings, please!
Wouldnt you be on gills Irene.
Yes, but I doubt they'd know what I meant, Mick!
Never known them to sell beer by the gill mick,
When my parents went out at weekends it was always for "a few gills"!
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.
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.
No more locks please dave
dougle,never heard of a Gill of Bitter ,supt plenty int Manley & Black Diamond Lower Ince.
I remember people calling half pints gills when I was growing up in Ince.
Could never understand why people used to ask for a Gill of bitter when there were FOUR Gills to a pint
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.