It appears that work has stopped at Bridge 63, Red Rock Lane, Haigh.
Comment by Mick on 21st July 2016 at 00:05
It also appears that the work has stop on the Commercial pub at Top Lock.
Comment by Alan lad on 21st July 2016 at 04:51
More like a bridge to far of late.
Comment by winder on 21st July 2016 at 11:06
They work on it, sometimes 3or 4 times a week but nearly always inside. I have no idea when it will re-open.
Comment by Gary Leece on 21st July 2016 at 11:34
Is that the old Crawford Arms?
Comment by Scholes Malc on 21st July 2016 at 13:14
Mick as regards Commercial two rumours abound:
1. the builders did not have planning permission
2. It will be demolished when the new bridge is built to accommodate the massive housing estate planned on the old Kirkless Site
Comment by . Ozymandias . on 21st July 2016 at 14:11
I heard that the old Crawford Arms had been bought by the chap who owns Blue Star taxis. Now I got that piece of information off a bloke down the pub, so it must be right.
Comment by DerekB on 21st July 2016 at 15:38
Yes Gary, it is the old Crawford Arms. There is still a mail box set into the roadside wall with the insignia VR set into it.
Comment by Garry on 21st July 2016 at 21:40
DerekB it will be ER set into it.
Comment by HRH QUEEN VIC on 21st July 2016 at 23:35
Silly Garry, wrong again. The post box does bear the insignia VR as DerekB says. :)
Comment by blob on 22nd July 2016 at 01:06
No Garry, listen to Derek B and me, VR !!!!
Comment by Gary Leece on 22nd July 2016 at 10:38
Thanks DerekB - I used to take my mother over to Wrightington Hospital for annual hip checks and we always had lunch at the Crawford Arms when we drove back. They did an excellent beer battered fish. Mind you, I'm going back over 25 years.
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