Bridgewater Arms, Scot Lane6 Comments
Photo: Nicola Gaskell
Item #: 15103
I'd forgotten all about the off-licence.
We used to go in the off licence as kids for bottles of pop and those small cheese snack packs where you got a cheese triangle two crackers and a pickled onion and a little wooden spreader, we always made a joke about the cheese as on the label it was called Trumps cheese, oh and not forgetting the bags of crisps with the wax paper twist of salt.
"Magees ale" over the top there ..remember it very well and "dove Cottage" behind on te left. This would be when the road came to a full stop just to the bottome left as the new scot lane was only completed in the 70's
When we were little it was always called Owd Catern's. I don't know how far back she was the Landlady.
Catterns or Bottom Shop as my Dad used to call it. If you walk on the same side back towards the Saddle I was born in the first row of Terraced houses in 1956
I used to serve the pub as a schoolboy with my uncle's firm " Bill Stokes" . That was with Bensons Crisp, Cheese and Bicuits, Nuts etc. We used to serve Tommy Danson in a few pubs around Wigan. Saturday mornings as a remember then down to Crooke, Standish Lower Ground and on to Wigan in time for the Rugby matches at Central Park.