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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 21st April, 2024)

The Globe

The Globe
The Globe at Standish.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,498

Comment by: Sue on 21st April 2024 at 05:53

What is the relevance of this pub?
or is it now a restaurant?
The road here to the M6 motorway has got to be the worst in Wigan. Standish is gridlocked in and out of the place, with traffic stopped from the Motorway to Wigan lane for quite a long time. Shevington is the best option. :-)

Comment by: Ivy green on 21st April 2024 at 06:05

You wouldn't want to eat/drink sat outside on those benches for a while, the noise, smell of the none stop vehicles pumping out exhaust fumes would soon make you feel unwell.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2024 at 07:44

It looks like a nice pub in pristine condition and doing well. ‘ The Globe ‘ is a strange name though ..where does that derive from? Could it be folk go all round the globe looking for a good pub these days?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st April 2024 at 08:02

I worked right across the road from The Globe in the early 1970s. Standish was a lovely place back then. It still seems it to me but I only pass through now so haven't encountered all the problems with all the new housing which people often mention. It's nice to see a pub still open these days and it looks well-maintained with its clean paintwork and hanging baskets.

Comment by: Anne on 21st April 2024 at 08:31

Is the front door boarded up.

Comment by: Johnny on 21st April 2024 at 08:42

The hanging flower baskets are doing well.

Comment by: Jepson on 21st April 2024 at 09:35

I've worked here I've worked there, infact, I've worked everywhere.
The pub looks magnificent and immaculately presented. I use to pass this pub every working day when I worked in Coppull.
Very nice photo.

Comment by: Standisher on 21st April 2024 at 09:47

It was originally named The Globe Tavern. Public Houses don't have to resemble a place. Some pub are called the Railway Inn, but even though the Railway was closed down in the 1960s, the pubs still hold its name.

Comment by: Pub watch on 21st April 2024 at 09:51

I don't think people would trip round the World looking for a good pub when we still have some on our doorstep here in Wigan.

Comment by: Keen Gardener on 21st April 2024 at 09:54

I think the hanging baskets are plastic, but do look convincing.
Love the photo.

Comment by: Dick Dastardly on 21st April 2024 at 10:02

There's a few trolls on here who seem to have a distinct anti Standish mentality . You can feel the unpleasant green eyed malice .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st April 2024 at 10:13

Sorry, Jepson.

Comment by: Roy on 21st April 2024 at 10:18

Sue, i'm sorry to disagree but the road from there to the M6 isn't a problem, it's the opposite way that's the problem, M6 to the Standish traffic lights.
Keen Gardener, you're correct, the hanging baskets do contain 'plastic' flowers but look very nice, credit to landlord Gavin for hanging them.
Good pic Dennis of a pub i've known for 80 years.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2024 at 10:19

That’s probably because the railways was still there Standisher when it was named that’s the significance. Just curious as to why it was called ‘The Globe’ there must be a meaning behind the name or why would it be so- called, nothing wrong with the name..

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2024 at 10:28

Dick Dastardly you are correct.

Comment by: Malc on 21st April 2024 at 10:36

Why is pubs named Star Inn, Moon under the water, Rock Ferry,
The Stag and so on. There's some great pub names. Good point Veronica.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2024 at 10:48

Thank you Malc you are on the same wave length.! There’s meanings to most or all pub names. I have to say I have never heard of ‘The Globe’one.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st April 2024 at 10:50

The Moon Under Water is so-named because it was something written by George Orwell who wrote The Road To Wigan Pier. The Rock Ferry is an interesting one....I wonder why that came about? Didn't there used to be TWO "Rock Ferry" pubs in Lower Ince?...one was known as The Little Rock and the other as The Big Rock. One of the oddest pub names I have come across was called "The Hark to Towser" but I'm blowed if I can remember where it was! ...owd age! Yes, an interesting thought, Veronica and Malc.

Comment by: DerekB on 21st April 2024 at 11:51

Anne, the front door isn't boarded up. Originally, there were two entrances to the Globe. The one at the roadside was boarded up many years ago, leaving the black one facing the benches as the main entrance. There was another entrance to the rear from Church St. - I am not sure if that is still in use.

Comment by: Jean on 21st April 2024 at 11:52

And yet the council are still allowing the building of more and more houses. I wouldn’t encourage anyone to move to Standish. I’ve lived here all my life. I could weep when I see what’s happened.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st April 2024 at 12:15

At least this is one pub featured on this site at the url below which is still open:
Funny to think that the teetotallers' movements of the past probably failed to close any pubs - but now pubs are closing day by day as a result of drinkers shunning them - look at those in the Gallery to see how many have gone over the years.

Comment by: Pw on 21st April 2024 at 12:34

Looks a nice pub to me.

Comment by: T.D. on 21st April 2024 at 13:28

Urban scene to be proud of and ample, solid bollards useful for leap frog.

Comment by: Barrie on 21st April 2024 at 13:50

It was called "The Globe Inn" during the 1920's as the photo #21933 under Standish depicts it. I'm sure during the 50's the bus stop was called after the Globe. Although I was born & bred in Standish, I can't remember visiting any of the ale houses in the village in my life. Have I missed something? As far as traffic jams in the village, I think we've gone back to the 50's /early 60's pre M6 days.

Comment by: John on 21st April 2024 at 13:59

My great-grandparents kept the Globe in Victorian times. When my g-grandfather died my g-grandmother kept it herself for a while, while bringing up 11 children, before moving to run the Nag's Head which was further down at the end of High Street, corner of Grove Lane. That building is still there, now occupied by Skin Cosmetics according to Google maps.

Comment by: Poet on 21st April 2024 at 14:34

A popular pub where the regulars have their own positions . X is always at that table . Y stands at a certain section of the bar . Z always on that stool .
Good pub life in Standish . The Bull . The Lychgate . The Albion . The Hoot .
Albert's . Copper Vines does well .
A few of my mates are from Shevy . They all come here to drink .
I remember Sid Freeman running The Globe . Kevin McCann took over after he married Sid's daughter Myra .
Good picture Dennis. Doesn't look like you're being too menaced by cars .

Comment by: Poet p.s. on 21st April 2024 at 14:37

Irene , are you thinking of 'Hark to Bounty' in Slaidburn .

Comment by: Linma on 21st April 2024 at 16:37

On the right hand side of The Globe was the doctor’s surgery next door was Farrimond’s chippy best chippy in Standish, there was always a queue but was worth it. Opposite was the police station where I worked.

Comment by: T.D. on 21st April 2024 at 16:45

Irene: Could the pub have been 'Hark to Towler' in Tottington, Bury.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 21st April 2024 at 16:46

I love the name of the pub 'Prospect of Whitby' in Wapping,London.x

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st April 2024 at 17:02

Maybe it WAS "The Hark to Bounty", Poet.....whatever the name, it was a long time ago. and goodness knows where I got " Hark to Towser" from! I'd better not put LOL for "laugh out loud" as I got pulled up for it on yesterday's p-a-d! And goodness knows I mustn't mention where I have worked! With all the backbiting and nastiness that occurs on here it is hard to believe that people get sarcastic remarks for innocently mentioning where they have worked in the past. I'll pretend I've spent my life drawing the dole in future.

Comment by: WN6 on 21st April 2024 at 18:22

A great pub that organises many social events, these anti Standish comments can only be from Aspull. They never got over having their cobbles taken to be put down in the Market Place.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st April 2024 at 18:34

TD....I can't recall going to Tottington but that's not to say I haven't been through it and spotted the "Hark To Towler"....either you or Poet are probably right about the name. I agree with Elizabeth about the unusual pub name "Prospect of Whitby". Linma, I'm so grateful that someone else has added memories of working in Standish..... you'd think it was a crime! I too remember the doctors' surgery....(Dr. Ormsby, Dr. Marwick and Dr. MacFaul), also Farrimond's brilliant chippy and the police station but I won't mention them again.

Comment by: Poet on 21st April 2024 at 18:41

'Peveril Of The Peak' in Manchester . Great name and it looks like a Victorian TARDIS has touched down on Gt.Bridgewater St .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st April 2024 at 21:07

Poet, I've just had a toot on Google at Peveril of the Peak; it looks a fascinating place and looks very much like a pub where Rick Stein had a meal when he was recently in Manchester on one of his food programmes. It might not be the same pub and I can't remember what it was called but it looks very similar.

Comment by: Pat McC on 21st April 2024 at 21:34

Your first hand input is absolutely great Irene. There's nothing like people's first hand experiences of living and working in a particular area, especially if it's related to PAD. It amazes me that there are people who seem to take such pleasure in criticising and nit-picking. We've got horrendous wars going on in Europe and the Middle East, and on PAD some contributors can only think of purposely aggravating the people who contribute so much historically and amusingly to this site.

Comment by: John on 21st April 2024 at 22:28

Irene, Rick Stein had his meal in the Marble Arch Inn in Manchester. It's the brewery tap for Marble Brewery and the home-made pie he had is delicious I can assure you! The inside of the Marble is completely covered in tiles, walls and ceiling whereas the Peveril is tiled outside.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd April 2024 at 07:26

If you notice once an intelligent discussion starts to take place the ‘nobody’ trolls start to fade away. ;o)

Comment by: Jeanette on 22nd April 2024 at 07:58

There is sometimes some Petty nit-picking on here but I can't honestly say I've ever seen evidence of people being envious of anyone living in Standish.Why would they?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd April 2024 at 08:07

Thankyou Pat McC and John.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 22nd April 2024 at 10:08

Carry on Irene, don't change a thing

Comment by: Roy on 22nd April 2024 at 10:17

Derek, the back entrance in Church St is still in use.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd April 2024 at 11:45

Thankyou, Veronica and Standisher.

Comment by: Linma on 22nd April 2024 at 14:07

Irene you carry on we’re all on your side. Dr Marwick our family doctor. I had a grumbling appendix and dad phoned him and he got out of his bed in the middle of the night to come to see me. Those were the days.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd April 2024 at 16:13

Thankyou Linma.

Comment by: Barrie on 27th April 2024 at 19:46

One doctor missed out on the roll call at the surgery and that was Dr. Shaw who was our family doctor in the 1960's & 70's.

Comment by: DTease on 28th April 2024 at 12:54

WN6, never mind the Elgin Marbles, we want our cobbles back in Aspull where they rightfully belong!
GIVE US BACK OUR COBBLES! or, failing that, give us back our marbles! Cos we have nowt ter play murps with.

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