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Commercial Yard   Views: 938
COMMERCIAL YARD   Comments: 14
Photo: Frank Orrell   Item #: 31864  
 
COMMERCIAL YARD

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  The Commercial Yard in the mid 1960s with the Commercial pub on the left, McGregor's painting and decorating shop on the right and Latimer's grocers in the middle  

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Comments by Carl, 1st February 2020  
I wonder what the building in the middle was? I used to walk past on my way to school. I always thought it was part of the old town hall.

Comments by Thomas( Tom) Walsh, 2nd February 2020  
Carl,it was The Conservative Club.

Comments by Veronica, 2nd February 2020  
Another well worn walkway... Latimer's especially every Saturday on my list of errands. Mc Gregors when I worked at Aspinall's when they had run short of wallpapers or paint.

Comments by Elizabeth, 2nd February 2020  
Loved Commercial Yard,so full of character.Remember going to the Commercial pub.

Comments by Irene Roberts, 2nd February 2020  tizziesgirl@gmail.com 
My boyfriend Peter, now my husband of 46 years, worked down Commercial Yard as a young lad at Sawbridge's Butchers. I remember going to Latimer's to buy fresh yeast, (which my Mam always called "barm" for domestic science lessons at school.

Comments by Joe Thomas, 2nd February 2020  
Another quaint piece of Wigan lost spent some money in that pub I remember the pasty and onion rings

Comments by RON HUNT, 2nd February 2020  
One of the BEST pubs in Wigan

Comments by XPat, 2nd February 2020  
My dad used to get barm Irene. As a child I was fascinated by its texture and how it crumbled and broke . Hard to describe if you donít know it Funny how we remember some things , may sound odd to others .

Comments by Alan Wright, 2nd February 2020  
Enjoyed many a pint in the Commercial, especially with my old mates from John Rigby in the sixties! We also called in for a quick one after working as temporary postmen on the Christmas post. Happy days. Great memories.

Comments by RON HUNT, 2nd February 2020  
When I was a pupil at the TLS when I was flushed I would go the Conservative club for lunch. I think it was about 3/6 for 3 courses? Thought we were the BEES KNEES.
When I was older, the club was one of of our watering holes when we went around town on a Friday night. Started off in the Market then Conservative club, Stable Bar, Bodega, always finished up in the Clarence Cocktail bar.. then Home on last bus..

Comments by AP, 2nd February 2020  
Yes, I used to get lunch at the Conservative Club. They had a 'Wet subsidises Dry' policy, so you got a great bargain.

Comments by Jarvo, 3rd February 2020  
I had a pint of bitter and the best steak pie that I have ever ever tasted in theer. It had homemade sliced pickled onions with it...Ney tasted owt like it since...No danger.

Comments by Dougie, 6th February 2020  
I also remember calling into Latimers for fresh Yeast (Barm) and ginger root as Dad made Ginger beer, I was on the way to pay Sheargolds every two weeks for a new electric radio no telly them days, my Mam made her own bread, ? am I right in saying dad had to put Water,Sugar, ginger,and Yeast in a pop bottle to foment and if the bottle top was not unscrewed from time to time sometime it would explode

Comments by Veronica, 7th February 2020  
My dad made what he called 'Herb Beer' I remember a lot of bottles in our pantry exploding. I don't know if that meant the concoctions were ready to drink, but it sure tasted good.

 
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