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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 4th October, 2023)

The former Crown Inn


The former Crown Inn
The former Pub on Bentinck St at Goose Green, once a popular watering hole, stood empty for a while undergoing a major renovation.

Photo: Brian (crooky)  (OnePlus 8 mobile)
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Comment by: PeterP on 4th October 2023 at 05:56

Glad to see the building being repurposed. Are there any pubs left at Goose Green?

Comment by: Garry on 4th October 2023 at 06:01

Is it going to remain a pub or converted to flats or something.
I hope it remains a pub, we've lost so many.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th October 2023 at 08:12

Is it being re-opened as a pub or turned into apartments? I don't know the Goose Green area of Wigan but have always thought "Bentinck Street" an unusual name, with the "ck" coming after an "n"....does anyone know its origin?

Comment by: Veronica on 4th October 2023 at 09:11

No wonder folk left home and hearth for the pub so often. But not forgetting these grand buildings were ‘hotels’ as well?

Comment by: Bri on 4th October 2023 at 09:31

Peter there's the New Inn across the road and the Freemasons on Clapgate Lane nearby that are still going strong despite everything thrown at them.
Think the plan is to make the Crown into flats, that was reported a while back, don't know if that's still the case.
So many old pubs around town abandoned or demolished, very sad to see.

Comment by: Wigan Mick's Bike Seat on 4th October 2023 at 10:24

Read this Irene -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_William_Bentinck

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 4th October 2023 at 10:31

The Labour Club was thee place to go at Goose Green.Big queues to get in good entertainment.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th October 2023 at 12:09

Thankyou, Mick.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 4th October 2023 at 18:58

As it got a ghost.

Comment by: Gareth Cheetham on 4th October 2023 at 21:29

No, Sir Bob...nowhere has...

Comment by: John Brown on 9th October 2023 at 11:15

Back in the mid to late 50s there was a lad in our school (St Pauls) called Julian Turner. He lived in the pub.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 5th November 2023 at 12:17

It would be nice to see it open again as a pub, its a fine building but I bet they are converting it to flats.

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