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Temperance bars in Wigan (and district)
Started by: i-spy (13011)  Report abuse
I know one's opened at Botany Bay, Chorley, but does anybody remember any in Wigan and, if so, when did the last one close

Posted by: i-spy (13011)  Report abuse
done a flit to general

Posted by: hindleyite (3995) Report abuse
There was one in Darlington Street East.

Posted by: gunnerbill (187)   Report abuse
There was one on Manchester road just past Wray st.. named MOLLEY'S.

Posted by: flaggy delf (516) Report abuse
That was Molly Hammond's I think. Wigan had a couple back in the 1800s and if you walk along the long path furthest from the gates at Wigan Cemetery Lower Ince, with the offices in about your 10 O'clock position, there is the grave to a chap who ran a similar establishment. Full of the old fashion exhortations to abstinence.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2639)  Report abuse
I was told by my wife's mother that there used to be a temperance bar at junction of Leigh rd & Atherton rd on the left going toward Atherton next to what was the ""BETHEL"" that's what I was told!

Posted by: daveŠ (3270) Report abuse
Yes, the name of that temperance bar, in the 1960s, was Ormerods, I remember they had a daughter named Irene, I think they had family connections with Edward Thomas Ormerod, the chap that invented and patented a detaching hook for the prevention of accidents from over-winding in mine shafts, about 1867.

Posted by: oldjourno (51) Report abuse
This is story on Wigantoday about a grand old lady and her family's temperance connections.
http://www.wigantoday.net/what-s-on/amazing-phyllis-enjoys-her-100th-birthday-1-174365

Posted by: grandmas (594) Report abuse
There was another temperance bar in Hindley Green next door to St. John's School - Miss. Pyes (Florrie),I helped out there.

Posted by: hindleyite (3995) Report abuse
Did that later become a sweet shop grandmas? I have memories of the building being there but not open.

Posted by: beep54 (920) Report abuse
hindleyite, don't think it did,

Posted by: grandmas (594) Report abuse
No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Posted by: grandmas (594) Report abuse
No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Posted by: grandmas (594) Report abuse
No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Posted by: grandmas (594) Report abuse
No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Posted by: beep54 (920) Report abuse
Loved Cardwells shop would take empty bottles back for the penny deposit, Not too bad grandmas how are you?

Posted by: grandmas (594) Report abuse
We are all fine beep just busy with grandchildren it is a 'Wigan Christmas' this year so we have 15 or so for dinner!!

Those where the days when you got the deposit back on bottles, happy days when we had concerts on your table and I sang (very badly) for your lovely dad, poor soul what a lot he had to put up with.

I also remember when you had two rabbits in the shed (well there were two at the beginning) but they soon multiplied
S

Sorry about the multiple posts I tried to answer on my phone, never again it just seemed to take over.

Posted by: beep54 (920) Report abuse
Awwwhhh He Left this life far too young, our Christmas is postponed till St Stephens Day as the Little one only finishes her shifts at 3pm that day

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1089) Report abuse
There was a Temperance Bar in Sefton Road, Orrell opposite the Majestic Cinema.

Posted by: i-spy (13011)  Report abuse
I went past there today Dennis and it looks like its turned into a launderette.
Cinema's disappeared too

Posted by: i-spy (13011)  Report abuse
I loved ginger beer but couldn't stand cream soda.Yuk

Posted by: macwil48 (292) Report abuse
I-spy

Posted by: aussie94 (1348) Report abuse
Does anyone remember John Boltons bar inScholes near Warrington Lane . Was that a temperaenc bar?

Posted by: certacito (125) Report abuse
Dicky Balls Platt Bridge many years ago.He was also the Manager of the Rex Cinema Hindley!

Posted by: watchalot (913) Report abuse
there was one opposite silverwell pub it was bowds on corner of little cambridge st and one abit higher up darlington st east it is now a monumental masons but you can just make it out on front over window

 
 
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