Nice reality photo of this very well known Pub. I am afraid it is now on a slippery slope to oblivion. I see your bike survived the rush of traffic over the bridge.
Comment by Anne on 24th March 2018 at 07:29
Oh... deary, dreary me!
Is the post box still in use?
Comment by Veronica on 24th March 2018 at 08:07
Of all the pubs in all the world..... somebody has to take a picture of this! Please, some kind builder come along and put it out of it's misery - I for one am sick of seeing it!
Comment by joseph graney on 24th March 2018 at 08:37
sad news went in there a few times.
Comment by John D on 24th March 2018 at 09:11
Very sad to see it in this state. I wonder if anyone actually uses the post box.
Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 24th March 2018 at 09:28
The post box is " Victoria Regina " these are as rare as hens teeth !
It's a great pity that the building is falling into dilapidation it has the potential to be an asset to the locality . I think it should be mandatory to seek planing permission to paint brick exteriors ; whenever this happens you see the in a short time paint peeling and looking shabby .
Comment by Gary on 24th March 2018 at 09:32
Dreadful mess - if not a pub, or restaurant are flats a possibility?
Anything but this neglect of a good site.
Your photos with the bike Mick are like a "Banksy" trademark.
Keep them coming - always informative.
Comment by irene roberts on 24th March 2018 at 10:00
What a sad building. I often wonder if it had just been left as The Crawford Arms it would still be thriving? People move in, give an old place a "trendy" name and change the familiar things that its customers are used to... and it doesn't always work. Locals and regulars tend to like familiarity.
Comment by Poet on 24th March 2018 at 10:34
I agree Gary, Mick's photos are never too picturesque. He is more of a crusading photo journalist drawing attention to things that need tackling. In which troubled spot will he pop up next?
Comment by Jim on 24th March 2018 at 11:02
Sad photo if smartened up could be used for the homeless.Poet I have got a few places for Mick to visit Russia being one.
Comment by Mick on 24th March 2018 at 11:34
Theres a video here all about the Red Rock Victorian post box.
Comment by Pw on 24th March 2018 at 11:37
Mick puts some of the best photos of Wigan how it is.I am surprised the post box has not been stolen,one near me was ripped out of the wall a few years ago when we had travellers in the area!
Comment by britboy on 24th March 2018 at 12:20
So sad, I can see it many years ago, paintwork well maintained, car park alway full and canal leisure traffic tied up at the side.
As the Crawford Arms it always had great signage.
Comment by good old days on 24th March 2018 at 12:54
pw what are you trying to say
Comment by Syntacticmon on 24th March 2018 at 20:58
I worked at the Bleachworks in the late 80's and early 90's. For the Christmas Holidays the factory closed at lunchtime on the last day of work. We would all go to The Crawford Arms for a few drinks during the afternoon.
Comment by Robin Leigh on 1st April 2018 at 01:46
The Crawford was the turning point for training sessions at Wigan Rowing Club, and if needed, to take on fuel for the return leg. Being an undersized fourteen year old cox, I could lurk between the oarsmen with my lemonade.
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