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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 18th December, 2018)

Bottom of Ivy brow


Bottom of Ivy brow
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Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon Power-shot G7)
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Comment by: Veronica on 18th December 2018 at 00:07

The pub is so very old and yet it blends in very well with the surroundings. A different angle this one - I never knew it was called Ivy Brow either.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th December 2018 at 08:04

I never knew that was called Ivy Brow, although The Colliers is a friend's "Local". Lovely photo.

Comment by: Gary on 18th December 2018 at 08:22

Remember that view from the upper deck of the number 15 bus.
Thanks Ron.

Comment by: Philip G. on 18th December 2018 at 10:08

A nice Photo Ron, and one that would also make an easy-going jigsaw puzzle.

Comment by: Mick on 18th December 2018 at 10:18

Tom Walsh local, the pub looks a lot nicer now that it did do.

Historical Video

https://youtu.be/OrfyQbdkIng

Comment by: Elizabeth on 18th December 2018 at 10:29

Remember walking up to Ivy Brow and then on to Haigh Hall when I was a child.I was told that this pub had walls of wattle and daub !The in-laws of my daughter's friend used to be landlord and landlady up to recent times.

Comment by: Dorothy on 18th December 2018 at 11:52

I used to live at the top of Ivy Brow very near Higher Lane which leads to Haigh Hall. We held our Wedding reception there 60 yrs ago
Happy memories!

Comment by: DTease on 18th December 2018 at 13:16

I’ve always known it as Ivy Brow but I believe it was originally known as Bark Hill.
Didn’t there use to be a house across from the Colliers that turned the road into a S bend? It was demolished because vehicles would lose control coming down the hill (it was a lot steeper then) and knock the corner of the building.

Comment by: John D on 18th December 2018 at 13:24

In the 60's I lived on Higher Lane. Opposite the lane at the top of Ivy Brow is a building called Ivy Mount which I'm told is a former pub. I remember that the locals called Ivy Brow "Up th'Ivvin". Some very old maps name the brow as Bark Hill.

Comment by: Gary on 18th December 2018 at 16:35

John D - "Up th'ivvin" and "dein, oer t' cut intuh Springs."
Ivy Mount was a pub but I seem to recall it was offices of some kind in the early 60s.
Dorothy, did you know the Hulse family, or across the road, the Darbyshire family and Miss Whittaker living next to them?

Comment by: Elizabeth on 18th December 2018 at 16:38

There are houses on Higher Lane named 'Bark Hill Cottages'.

Comment by: Ken R on 18th December 2018 at 17:45

A really good aspect of the Colliers Arms Pub,Ron. I have travelled that route many times and this brings back so many memories.

Comment by: Kath H on 18th December 2018 at 18:15

Hi John
Didn’t the building opposite Higher Lane used to be Gaffneys.
I assume you are Margaret’s brother. This is Kathleen her sister in law.

Comment by: John D on 18th December 2018 at 19:21

Yes Kathleen, I’m Margaret’s brother. I think you’re right about Gaffney’s being used as an office. Do you remember Walsh’s shop on the left going up? I once went in to buy some fags and came out with a kitten Mrs Walsh was trying to find a home for. Betsy then went on to live with us for many years.

Comment by: David Hulse on 18th December 2018 at 21:15

I lived on Ivy Brow from 1943 to 1968. The Hewitts lived next door and across the road were the Darbyshires, then Miss Whittaker, then the Hills and the Wilkies. If Dorothy is Dorothy Guest she was my Dad's cousin.

Comment by: Kath H on 19th December 2018 at 08:01

Hi again John. Yes I do remember Walsh’s shop, went in many a time, it was tiny, looking back now, it must have been their front room. So many good memories, spending all summer at Haigh Hall, simple pleasures then. Best wishes for Christmas to you both. x

Comment by: Kath H on 19th December 2018 at 08:04

Hi David
Aren’t you Joyce’s cousin, who lives in Higher Lane.

Comment by: Dorothy on 19th December 2018 at 11:04

John D
Lesley Hulse was my cousin, his Mother Ethel Hulse was my Dad' Sister

Comment by: Dorothy on 19th December 2018 at 11:10

David Hulse yes. I was Lesley Hulses cousin.

Comment by: Gary on 19th December 2018 at 13:25

David, I was contemporary with John Darbyshire at Rivington GS,just behind your brother, Stephen. Was at your evening wedding reception and helped decorate your car.
Hope this finds you well!

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