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Mabs Cross Hotel   Comments: 6
Photo: DTease   Item #: 31495  
Mabs Cross Hotel

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  Mabs Cross Hotel, Wigan Lane.

Pints and shorts, only 99p. O happy, happy days.
July 1995.

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Comments by . Ozymandias ., 6th September 2019  
Didn't Jimmy Collins , the antiques bloke , have this place around about that time , or have I got that one completely wrong ? I do recall venturing into the establishment on one solitary occasion , only to stagger back out again , physically refreshed , although mentally and spiritually unimpressed ..
Now merely to satisfy my curiosity more than anything else DTease , what was the camera that you were using during your gap year ? Chances are it wouldn't have been a Rolleiflex , but again , I don't suppose it would have been a Kodak instamatic either .
I realise that there are hundreds to choose from , but as you may already be aware , I have an inate fondness for sticking my neck out from time to time , so I'll go for Canon AE1 .
Do I get the cigar mate ?

Comments by DTease, 6th September 2019  
Ozy, the camera that I had at this time was a cheap Practika with a standard lens, nothing very exotic at all.
I used that for a few years until finances improved and I could afford an early Digital camera.
Most of the photos I have put on here have been scanned from prints that came from the Practika.
The digital makes it much cheaper to take more photos but I think the Practika film camera produced better photos

Comments by Bob, 7th September 2019  
Seymour, if ever a lad..

Comments by Roy, 7th September 2019  
Ozy, yes Jimmy Collins did have this place, and, in the living quarters, he had a rather large square bath, a lad I knew tiled it for him including a large JC in a rather 'posh' higher case script in blue tiled on the bottom of the white bath.

Comments by Mr X, 7th September 2019  
This photograph was taken in the hot summer of 1995, and the two blue cars are a Ford Escort and Sierra. Mab's Cross was originally on the pavement outside the hotel, but was moved in the 1920s to its present site across the road outside the primary school.

Comments by ken, 8th September 2019  
Where these buildings originally a barracks ?, or did I just get that impression with the gateway when I was a youngster.

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