Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 5th October, 2022)
View from a Wigan Train
Those windows could do with some curtains or blinds up considering they are in line with the view from main line railway carriages, as they are it makes the building look empty and derelict, which I'm sure it isn't.
maybe it needed setting out a few feet to the right
A welcome view to some thirsty traveller. Is that ugly site of a reclamation yard still on the approach into Wigan?
If it was my pub, I would have the whole gable end painted with steam train and a flying swan.
Then it would be seen by every passenger on the west coast railway trains
if you ever went into the pub years ago please go in now if only for a quick half and have a toot inside and out cheers
good old days, is the Mahogany fittings with the leaded glass and the mosaic floor and wall tiles tiles still intact, or has it succumbed to those interior designers/decorators such as Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and all of it been ripped out and with everything painted grey or some nondescript colour? The last time I was a regular there was probably early to mid 1970s when Wigan Folk and Arts Group was in the back room, around that time or not much later a lot of town centre pubs were having the stuffing knocked out of them with so called restoration, I was shocked at what had been done to The Dog and Partridge or then being named The Bees Knees, the interior had been destroyed.
most of the fittings still exist high ceilings and lovely covings old photos and a toilet you glad to go in lol
I always used to enjoy going into this pub. The mosaic tiles, on the floor, in the gents toilets were amazing. I haven't been in since it was refurbished - I hope thy tried to keep it the same as much as possible.