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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 27th June, 2021)

Hot Work


Hot Work
New Springs in June.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Mick on 27th June 2021 at 06:20

These pizza vans are a good idea, Ive seen a few of them in different locations.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th June 2021 at 07:39

It's a change from buying ice cream I suppose on a hot day. But with freezers nearly reaching the ceiling we don't need to do that nowadays.

Comment by: Tex Ritter on 27th June 2021 at 08:38

You can hire these pizza vans for an event, like birthdays and weddings, much better than getting a ice cream men or a bouncy castle.

Comment by: Gary on 27th June 2021 at 08:41

A mobile Chinese Meals van could do New Springs Rolls??
Wood fired pizza from a van - I wonder what kind of wood he's using?

Comment by: PeterP on 27th June 2021 at 08:55

Which is worse the freestanding advert boards or the fixed advert stand for cluttering the footpaths up?

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 27th June 2021 at 10:29

Baffled MCC, anyone know anything about this club ?

Comment by: Poet on 27th June 2021 at 11:18

Drizzles of olive oil . Pulled pork . Hand stretched pizza .
I like Bob Mortimer's crack at chef speak with his description of tinned spuds as trapped potatoes .

Comment by: Cyril on 27th June 2021 at 17:45

Hand stretched pizza? Everything will either be tinned, chilled or frozen in that van Poet, or something maybe fresh, as...

I remember in a shop on Wigan Lane which I haven't been in since, this being 20 odd years ago, the customer in front had picked the toppings he wanted and was then asked if he wanted extra cheese, the assistant then used his hand to wipe the snot candles from his nose then his hand on his apron, he then proceeded to dig into the cheese with the same hand! At this point I being gobsmacked exited the shop, whether the pizza was cooked and the customer took it away I don't know?

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 27th June 2021 at 18:38

I once knew a bloke who kept this pub. His name was Ray, could've been Williams? Painter and decorator by trade, I think he was from Downall Green area of St Helens?

Comment by: Edna on 28th June 2021 at 10:11

Handy for the fishermen on the canal.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th June 2021 at 15:46

Didn't the Crown at one time hold a Tug of War over the canal, along with children's fun rides, BBQs etc. in the car park on weekends during summer? Or am I getting my pubs on the canal mixed up.

Also, even though I'd been past here many a time by bus to Rivington, I never knew that there was another pub, The Bridgewater, further up than the Crown. Another photo by Dennis.
https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=27462&gallery=New+Springs&offset=40

Comment by: Cyril on 28th June 2021 at 21:34

Another event held there was piano smashing contests, at the time no one wanted the old style pianos, now those old style pianos command high prices.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 29th June 2021 at 08:43

Cyril, the Kirkless Inn at Top Lock used to have a Gala Day in the summer to raise money for charity. One of the events was a tug of war across the Lock outside the pub with the losing side ending up in the lock.
It was a great day, well attended and enjoyed by all but, sadly lost to the needs of the all encompassing “Health and Safety”.

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