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pemberton masonic hall
Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
My sister went to a wake just last week which was held in the masonic hall, pemberton. She commented on how the place was very nice brother-in-law though said at 4.60 a pint it was bloody dear! back to my main point which my sis asked me was has this current M/HALL always been there or has it just been built and if so can anyone tell us where abouts was the original masonic hall situated???? we await any response.

Posted by: LindaWarrior (147)  Report abuse
The present Pemberton Masonic Hall was purposely built approx 30 years ago. Prior to this meetings were held above the shops in Fleet Street, Pemberton. Hope this helps.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
Thank you very much LindaWarrior i will pass it on to my sis also i have been doing some research around Pemberton area so it will be of use for me too. Again thanks .

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
Hi lindawarrior<<

Just past your info onto my sister and she will not accept the answer you have given. Her reason linda is that her and her husband feel that that building is not 30 years old so if you can supply further i would be very obliged .

Posted by: dodger (3414) Report abuse
I agree with Linda, the Masonic Hall has been there about 30 years, prior to that there were public toilets on that site.

Posted by: dodger (3414) Report abuse
It seems it has been there longer than 30 years.
This is from a 1976 map.

Posted by: LindaWarrior (147)  Report abuse
HI Golden Bear & Dodger
I've just checked with a friend of ours who has confirmed that Pemberton Masonic Hall was actually built in 1972 and extended in 1974. Apparently prior to this there was a blacksmiths and also England's butchers slaughterhouse on the site.
We knew it was at least 30 years old but couldn't recall exactly how old until our friend informed us. How time flies!

Posted by: cordyline (5110)   Report abuse
Yes, I did some work at Pemberton Masonic Hall in the 1980s.

Harry Fairhurst got me to do the work for them, he had a seed/plant/pet shop in Chapel St opposite to the Hall
I recall that he asked me not to charge them full price as they were low on money

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3049)  Report abuse
Well i think that knocks it on the head now ,the reason i brought it up again lindawarrior was that my sis/b-law stated that the building didn't look that old.
But now with convincing proof via Dodger of whom i would like to thank for his endeavoursthe map is great so thanks goes to all and i cant wait to see sis/blaw.It just goes to show when one is stuck about anything Wiggin come onto
WIGANWORLD!!!!!!!

Posted by: dodger (3414) Report abuse
It is over 30 years since I went to a function in there, and the ale cost an arm and a leg then.

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
had my late husbands reception there after the funeral ,very nice place ,also a friend had her 40th birthday there .cant comment on price of drinks < didnt pay >

Posted by: dannyboy1948 (244) Report abuse
Dodger I don't recall toilets ever being on that site and I lived on and around Pem for along time. The only toilets I recall were near the Swan.

Posted by: fordie (705) Report abuse
Dodger is correct about the toilets. As kids we used to call the toilets White city.

Posted by: dodger (3414) Report abuse
Here you are Dannyboy, 1955, the toilets were relocated to White St when the Masonic hall was built

Posted by: fred mason (2814)   Report abuse
Thanks, Dodger, ould lad for the info.

I do remember the White City but never knew about England's slaughter house nearby.

Posted by: dannyboy1948 (244) Report abuse
Dodger Thanks for the info I would never have guessed in a million years that "lavs" were there!!!

Posted by: dickypoos (28) Report abuse
The Masonic hall was built by Robinson Bros , Kilshaw St Pembrrton , I worked on it as an apprentice bricklayer . A lad lost an eye on that job , cracking a piece of slate to put under a road form.

 
 
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