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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 3rd March, 2023)

Frog Lane

Frog Lane
The Old Pear Tree, Frog Lane, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd March 2023 at 01:28

Great photo as always. I used to go in this boozer when I worked at Walmsleys back in the day.

Comment by: Anne on 3rd March 2023 at 07:30

What a delight following yesterday’s PAD. I used to work with the daughter of the establishment when her parents were the landlords.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd March 2023 at 07:55

A lot nicer building than yesterday’s latter day pub. It’s a really cheerful outlook.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 3rd March 2023 at 07:59

Had many good times in pear tree back in the day when Frank & Jean Fielding ran it, this pub also had prize winning Darts teams Frank was the longest serving landlord in Wigan before he retired, nice shot Dennis.

Comment by: Tom on 3rd March 2023 at 08:09

Recently all been done up, nipped in for a pint before a latics match recently and is lovely

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 3rd March 2023 at 08:12

I just remembered where the large window is now was the old entrance for the coach & horses back in the days when that was the only transport.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd March 2023 at 09:10

Now that's the type of pub I like, the building looks so cosy and friendly, you can imagine in times gone by, a roaring COAL fire to greet you in the cold Winter months. A nice sherry in front of a coal fire, great.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 3rd March 2023 at 09:12

I only ever went in here once, and that was in the mid-1970s, so a long, long time ago! It will have changed by now but looking back, even though the memory of it is hazy, I recall a nice cosy pub . It's good to know it is still thriving in these days of pubs closing down.

Comment by: A.W. on 3rd March 2023 at 09:56

Used to go there weekly in the 1970's, last went in there C.1977.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 3rd March 2023 at 11:04

Last time I walked past it, a bare footed Nick du Toit came walking out.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd March 2023 at 11:49

What size were they Syd?

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 3rd March 2023 at 11:55

Yes Garry they had 2 coal fires one in vault and the other in lounge, and as you can imagine it was very warm in there and Syd when Nick du toit ran colliers next door he never wore any footwear, quite a character to say the least.

Comment by: Brock on 3rd March 2023 at 15:38

Great Pub.

Where do we send photos for this P-A-D album?

Comment by: Marky on 3rd March 2023 at 18:16

A remember as a young apprentice how many of the ‘made men’ went to the pub at lunchtime as a matter of course . I worked in a timber industry where a few fingers less was common place . Some of the injuries I can’t even mention.
Even as a young stupid apprentice I knew this was madness
Derek triggered a memory , but is at no point aimed at you

Comment by: Edna on 3rd March 2023 at 21:38

A nice crisp photo Dennis, you always get a good one, summer or winter.

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