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Anderton Arms, Ince Green Lane, early 1900's.
Photo: G. K. Makinson
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Anderton Arms, Ince Green Lane, Ince. Early 1900's.

Known locally as the "Longneck" - does anyone know why?

I can vividly remember my grandmother, in the late 1930s and early 1940s, regularly using the pub as an off-licence and bringing home a jug of ale. Prior to drinking the ale, she mulled it by means of a poker, heated in the open fire. It was a special treat for me and my brother and sister to be allowed one - but only one - eggcup full of ale.

Comment by: IRENE on 26th April 2008 at 15:17

I WAS BROUGHT UP ACROSS THE ROAD IN A ROW OF SIX HOUSES SITUATED BEHIND THE GARDEN WALL OF ST. WILLIAMS PRESBYTERY.

Comment by: Jack Lawton on 7th December 2009 at 21:05

I lived round the corner in Leaway and went on many a happy fishing trip with the Longneck fishing club in the early sixties.

Comment by: Bryan Winstanley on 13th January 2011 at 15:49

I think its called the longneck because a former landlord hung himself in the pub.

Comment by: Aitch on 23rd February 2014 at 19:50

I was told that the name longneck came from the original name of the pub was THE SWAN but I could be wrong about that

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