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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 6th September, 2018)

Colliers Arms


Colliers Arms
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Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot)
Views: 2,552

Comment by: Julie on 6th September 2018 at 07:36

Very surprised that it is still opened today with all of the pubs keeps closing, it must be doing well.

Comment by: Garry on 6th September 2018 at 10:09

That's it Julie, pubs that don't do well close. The Amberswood tavern near Ince park has closed, after locals tried their best to save it. Looks like a nice pub as well, with good parking.

Comment by: Sam h on 6th September 2018 at 10:21

Know this pub but cant think where it is.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 6th September 2018 at 10:32

Glad to see it is still open, especially as it dates from 1700 ! My daughter's friend is married to a lad who used to live here.

Comment by: Carolaen on 6th September 2018 at 12:18

Sam h. It's just past the Canal bridge in New Springs on the left hand side as tough towards Aspull.
When I lived in Scholes (left Wigan in 1970) this pub was always referred to as The Stone Alehouse despite the Colliers Arms Sign. Is it still l called that ?

Comment by: Alan on 6th September 2018 at 13:03

Cut the price of ale, then folk will go out to the pubs.

Comment by: Mick on 6th September 2018 at 13:49

https://youtu.be/OrfyQbdkIng

Inside the Colliers

Comment by: Veronica on 6th September 2018 at 14:28

I'm surprised it's still standing never mind still opened! When you consider its over 300 years old!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 6th September 2018 at 20:17

Another good photo, Ron. I don't know this pub, but a brilliant video, Mick.

Makes you proud to be from Wigan...

Great atmosphere in the video of the pub.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th September 2018 at 12:13

It would be interesting to know if the building was a coaching inn at one time and if it had a different name, as it is on a main road. I imagine it was somehow.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th September 2018 at 17:15

Not sure about whether or not it was a coaching inn but it does have walls made of wattle and daub.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st September 2018 at 21:25

Elizabeth - I bet it's warm in Winter with all that 'wattle and daub'!

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