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BROOK HOUSE Smithy Lane, WRIGTHINGTON   Comments: 7
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30446  

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  Newspaper cutting 1970's showing the Brook House pub. It was previously called the Windmill and now is a private house. My grandparents lived just up the road from here and I went in many times as a child in the early 1950's. I sat in the kitchen whilst my parents and grand parents sat in the bar<g> In the late 60's early 70's it was a regular place to take the current 'SQUEEZE'  

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Comments by AB, 13th April 2018  
This pub was actually in Heskin the Sid Brook at the side of the pub was the boundary the landlord in the 40s was Green and in the 50s his daughter Mrs Bentham I still live in Heskin and we have only 1 pub now

Comments by RON HUNT, 13th April 2018  
AB as a child I was always fascinated by the 'cave' on the opposite side of the brook. I wonder how it came about?

Comments by Helen B, 13th April 2018  
I used to love to go here in the 1960's. They used to serve 'chicken in a basket', complete with a pair of disposable plastic gloves to eat it.

Comments by AB, 13th April 2018  
Local legend has it as the remains of a drift mine Actually that is in Weightington

Comments by Linda massa, 15th April 2018  
In the 60's chicken in the basket at the Brook House Helen B was it really so long ago. Always good. Occasionally we would sit in the tap room and listen to the farmers telling stories.

Comments by Helen B, 16th April 2018  
Yes, it really was in the 1960's. I was married in '68, we celebrate our Golden Wedding this year, and we used to eat there prior to our marriage.

Comments by steve nicholls, 16th April 2018  
There is an early drift mine on the opposite bank of the stream to the building. There is also a quarry in what was the large beer garden which is now a large pond. I stopped for a drink there before it closed and cut the trees that needed removing as it was being converted into a private house

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