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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 23rd September, 2023)

Manley


Manley
The former Manly Hotel, Ince Green Lane.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,490

Comment by: Dick Dastardly on 23rd September 2023 at 00:35

Opening Soon . Free Accommodation , breakfast and dinner , heating and laundry service . Male sailing enthusiasts only . Apply now. .

Comment by: Garry on 23rd September 2023 at 06:09

That is a beautiful building design and from a distance looks even better. Not a pub these days but I believe a doctors surgery.
Been in there as a pub many time when the Smarts managed it some years ago.
Good photo Dennis.

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd September 2023 at 06:19

That is a really outstanding building, no longer a public house but a care home/medical centre.
At lease the buildings saved and not been demolished.

Comment by: Sue on 23rd September 2023 at 07:23

Love it.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd September 2023 at 08:26

That's a good photo of The Manley, Dennis. I can remember walking past on Summer evenings in the 1960s and hearing a group playing the latest music. Across the road, this side of the little wall, (where you appear to have stood to take the photo), was Lower Ince Station, from where trains took workers to Irlam Steel Works), and the area was known by us children as The Little Jungle. Now it's a housing estate.

Comment by: ex wiganer on 23rd September 2023 at 09:09

It could probably be waiting for a lot of people we see on the television waiting to be filled. What is the world coming to it got out of hand and nobody does nothing about it they dont mind going to scruffy areas like this one as long as they are here us a soft country.

Comment by: Jack on 23rd September 2023 at 09:15

Great photo and nice building for Ince.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd September 2023 at 09:21

I thought for a minute it was a hotel in Lytham St Annes…Who’d have ‘thowt’ it I don’t think I have been in the deeper recesses of Ince…very grand.

Comment by: Al on 23rd September 2023 at 09:35

The beautiful building designs been spoiled by some shoddy builder replacing the original grey slate tiles with red modern ones.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd September 2023 at 10:48

I would rip those red tiles off quick sticks. Why spoil the ‘ship’ for a ‘ha’porth of tar’.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd September 2023 at 11:16

Nowt wrong with Ince mi Lady Veronica. No Sherry for thee.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd September 2023 at 12:45

You know me better than that Garry my lad…My great grandparents lived in Caroline St Ince.
Mind you they lived in Scholes before that.;o))

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd September 2023 at 13:44

Was that stone wall at the front part of the Railway Station?

Comment by: Garry on 23rd September 2023 at 15:00

I know that, Veronica,
the drinks on me x.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd September 2023 at 15:02

The railway station stood at right angles to the wall shown on the photo, Dennis, and quite a way back from it. The platform and station building were facing Junction Terrace. This was LOWER Ince railway station, NOT the existing one on the church bridge, which is still in use for trains to Manchester and Southport. It was quite picturesque and when I was a child I always called it Toytown Station! Garry, I can promise you Veronica is NOT a snob; she had just never seen The Manley and she and I would love a sherry, please!

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd September 2023 at 15:33

Thanks for that Irene. It’s hard to imagine there was a Station there now.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd September 2023 at 15:53

A snob.....never in a million years did I think that Irene, you are both my friends.

Comment by: Wiganer on 23rd September 2023 at 16:16

The station was left of the Manly where you've taken the photo.
At the left of the pub, there was a dirt track and then the railway track. The station was this side of the road about 100 yards to your left, Dennis.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd September 2023 at 16:26

Garry never mentioned the snob word.
The is a fantastic building with a great design.
The Lower Ince Station was to the left.

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd September 2023 at 16:32

Never see the manly before, that's very hard to believe if you come from wigan.
The station wall was made from brick and stone tops, very original.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd September 2023 at 18:23

Alan, Gary knew perfectly well what I meant when I used the word "snob"....it was just a joke regarding Veronica saying she was surprised at such a lovely building being in Ince. Both Veronica and Gary are friends of mine and we often have a laugh and a joke on here. I would never have said that if it had been meant nastily. I am from Ince and very proud to be so.

Comment by: Railway man on 23rd September 2023 at 18:54

Most pubs next to a railway bridge are simply named "The Railway inn".
But of course, Manly Street is near by. Look to your left and the station was there, it shut in 1965.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd September 2023 at 20:00

No problem Irene.
Two Rs in Garry though, only half glass of sherry for you now, cheers.

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd September 2023 at 21:48

Those terracotta roof tiles over the box bay window I'm sure have always been there, ( some or all may have been replaced) the moulded gutter corbels and the ornamental square tiles and other tiles above the windows were also terracotta too, they and the stone door frame and window cills are now painted grey, I also remember it being red bricked now it's covered with a stucco like product and painted white, though it is a lot brighter and certainly looks cared for now. It was a base for the emergency doctors and also set on fire a few times, now it's been converted into flats, so it's good that it is being put to a good use and not laying empty.

Comment by: Edna on 23rd September 2023 at 22:22

I remember year's ago, we had to ring an out of hrs doctor, and we were sent there to see one. Good photo Dennis.

Comment by: Wiganer on 24th September 2023 at 00:46

Garry I don't know why you bother

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th September 2023 at 07:41

I realised what I had done when I read through my comment Garry, but I'd already sent it....I always spell your name "Garry" as I realise there is a Gary with one "r" who sometimes comments too, but I was so incensed at the remark that I fired off an answer without thinking straight. Sherry deservedly rationed for me!

Comment by: Lynne on 24th September 2023 at 12:22

It isn't a doctors surgery, Garry, (and hasn't been for several years) A "posh" new clinic, combining doctors surgeries, other medical facilities and a pharmacy were built at Lower Ince (Claire House)

Comment by: Alan on 25th September 2023 at 19:21

Lynne so it's a Doctor surgery.
You were right Garry.

Comment by: Lynne on 2nd October 2023 at 19:32

No, it ISN'T a doctors surgery and hasn't been or many years.. What part of ISN'T don't you understand. Alan? At present, no one seems to be 100% certain as to it's use. (Some sort of halfway house?) On a sunny day, several people can be seen sat outside sunbathing. The new clinic is down the road that used to have the scrapyard not far from the bottom of Ince Green Lane A very different building to the old Manley!

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 5th November 2023 at 12:28

Don't be do rude Lynne, Alan may have missed your point but his question was quite polite and your response unworthy.

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