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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 15th October, 2019)

Old pub

Old pub
Old pub / Medical centre, Ince Green Lane.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Elizabeth on 15th October 2019 at 08:21

Used to the Manley.Glad they're doing something with it,it's massive.

Comment by: Burt on 15th October 2019 at 08:39

Hotel for asylum seekers / halfway house for ex cons written all over it

Comment by: Philip G. on 15th October 2019 at 09:05

I remember being told that the Manley took its Dominoes pretty seriously back in the day - I'd never visited the place. Partners, and Penny a knock-twopence a game on home soil were my limit of 'Bones expertise'; Fives & Threes being too mathematical.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th October 2019 at 09:08

Good to see such an imposing building is being utilised for a Medical Centre, I'm sure it will be much better than a new building. It's time these old buildings were re-used instead of demolishing.

Comment by: Jinksi on 15th October 2019 at 09:19

Had some good nights in't Manley in' t 60's

Comment by: Alan on 15th October 2019 at 09:39

Miserable just like the weather.

Comment by: Anne on 15th October 2019 at 11:30

I thought it had at one time been a medical centre. Has the one on Phoenix way replaced it? What will it become now?
Once upon a time I had childhood friends living in High street, "The Manley" being on the corner.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th October 2019 at 11:35

Is it going to be a medical centre again, Veronica? It was a medical centre in recent years.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th October 2019 at 13:55

Ignore me Irene - I thought it was going to become a Medical Centre. Hope it will be something useful...

Comment by: Mick on 15th October 2019 at 15:13

I dont know what it will become, I only said Pub/Medical centre ,and its what I have know it as before
My guess it will become apartments for yuppie Incers whos got a few bob

Comment by: From Where on 15th October 2019 at 18:16

Folding towards the Winter ,
the sun has gone away ,
we look at things good wise but in a completely different way .
If sunshine shon upon it ,and a tree , or trees
had grown ,
Then at least we have a regrowth ,
Of .... something we have known ....

The building has been replaced now ,
no colours left to share ,
but memories are reminders of once was who was there .
So it may be metal harpings ,
restraints that try to do ,
But I’m afraid I beg to question ,
the old I knew to new ..

Comment by: Arthur on 15th October 2019 at 18:56

The old Manley pub.

Comment by: Cyril on 15th October 2019 at 20:19

I've read on a website that it was originally a hotel built by the GCR for passengers using their Great Central Railway to stay overnight, with all those rooms they must have expected a lot of guests.

Comment by: John D on 15th October 2019 at 20:21

As well as dominoes, Philip G, it also had a thriving fishing club and rented waters in Haigh.

Comment by: Philip G. on 16th October 2019 at 06:53

Thanks, John. And no doubt there would also have been a darts team - Not many Monday night Darts & Dom's these days it seems. I remember two domino players having a bit of a barney (Maybe over an early 'stitched' game) in the Stork at Billinge during the early seventies, when one of them asked the other 'What school are you from then, . . . the Manley?'. I think a rugby team had also used the Manley.

Comment by: Phillip, on 16th October 2019 at 10:46

Had some good Dart Throwers in Manley early 60's.The Rugby Team was Rose Bridge.

Comment by: Philip G. on 16th October 2019 at 11:51

So, Rose Bridge was the team, Phillip. Thanks.

Comment by: Jinksi on 19th October 2019 at 08:16

Can't remember the Landlady's name but think she was an Aunty of the late Len Chadwick RIP Len.

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