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Royal Hotel regulars   Comments: 6
Photo: Bill Aldridge   Item #: 30183  
Royal Hotel regulars

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  Outside the Royal (my dad's local). The cups are the RFL Challenge Trophy and the Lancashire Challenge Trophy - year I'm guessing 1951/52  

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Comments by jack, 4th February 2018  
Bill.Please excuse my ignorance but where is or was The Royal?.

Comments by irene roberts, 4th February 2018  
Is The Royal in Hindley? The name Aldridge makes me think it may be; I remember someone from school called Aldridge. If so, I had my Wedding Reception there but the pub is now demolished. When it was pulled down, they found a gravestone in the cellar, as if someone had been buried there; I think it was that of a child.

Comments by Ken, 4th February 2018  
Is this New Springs?.

Comments by Bill Aldridge, 5th February 2018  
Top of Castle Hill Hindley (opposite the cemetery - now flats)

Comments by Alan Wright, 5th February 2018  
Memory might be playing tricks, but I think I recognise a few of these blokes. Second from left at back looks like Charlie Priestley; the bloke in the middle with glasses looks like Jimmy Brennan, and the tall one on his left shoulder at the back could be Tony Easterway, who used to own Westhoughton dog track. My mum and dad used to go in the Royal in the fifties when we lived in Sandy Lane.

Comments by churnside harold @yahoo.co.uk, 18th February 2018  
i have seen this photo on wigan world before there are some crown green bowlers on it from st benedicts there is only one who is still with us of the ones i know

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