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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 28th May, 2022)

Belle Green

Belle Green
Former Public House on Belle Green Lane, Ince.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 28th May 2022 at 08:28

My Auntie Mary lived in West Street, off Belle Green Lane, when I was a child but we usually took the short cut to her house via Careless Lane and the gypsy caravan site, However, on the odd occasion we went via Belle Green Lane, that building fascinated me. It seemed somehow foreign as if it was from my story-books, at home, which were the stories of Hans Christian Andersen or The Brothers Grimm. It always appeared a bit "alien" for Higher Ince!

Comment by: Veronica on 28th May 2022 at 09:44

I agree Irene, it does look a bit out of place there. I wonder what the residents thought about it when it was built amongst the terraced housing. A very Walt Disney look about it. The garish front of the shop spoils it on the end.

Comment by: Julie8 on 28th May 2022 at 10:04

All that i can say that it looks a very run down area! there is notning nice to say about it.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 28th May 2022 at 11:09

It was the fact that it looked so out of place that tempted me to take a photo of it Irene.
I believe that the upper floors have been converted into flats and the whole building is worth something like three or four hundred thousand.

Comment by: David Barker on 28th May 2022 at 13:07

Worked on this pub many times Dennis, doing repairs for Mathew Brown ,Lions Brewery nearly all the pubs in Ince where Lions Brewery so we where always busy.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th May 2022 at 13:46

Dennis just imagine if that building was in London it would be worth a cool couple of million if not more! In the upmarket places though…..

Comment by: Veronica on 28th May 2022 at 13:48

I wonder if “ITMA’ is at it again…. , sounds like it.

Comment by: John G on 28th May 2022 at 13:56

Veronica/ Irene: I wonder how many drunks kept shouting up at the Window, come on love! Rapunzel let me in, don’t bother with the hair, just throw a key.
I’am not climbing with seven pints.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th May 2022 at 14:09

That’s why your locked out John …..:o))

Comment by: Dave on 28th May 2022 at 14:28

I think it’s time to send for local nursery children and give them a paint pot each .

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th May 2022 at 15:46

I enjoyed that bit of banter, Veronica and John G! xxx

Comment by: Dave on 28th May 2022 at 17:01

Come on Wigan !!, What a game !, Sorry Dennis .

Comment by: Cyril on 28th May 2022 at 20:45

Irene and Veronica you're right the building does look out of place for the area, but when it was built I suppose it would have been quite well to do around there at the time as I remember some grand buildings being on Manchester Road too. The old police station down the road from Rapunzel's is also a nice building which was converted into housing. See link.

David B, I too went in here a couple of times, not to drink but to spray insecticide for the cockroaches.

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