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George & Dragon, Whelley
Photo: Scholes Malc
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Item #: 17625
George & Dragon

Comment by: Vicky on 21st April 2011 at 08:45

Great photo, First time ive seen this pub, thanks

Comment by: cp on 21st April 2011 at 09:45

my nan & grandad lived at the bottom house perch street,aunty annie & ada, twins, also lived in the street.

Comment by: Ken Smith on 21st April 2011 at 12:29

I have been looking for a photo of the George & Dragon for years as my great grandfather Thomas Fillingham was landlord in the years 1890 to 1900 and my great grandmother died there in 1900

Comment by: Jem Glover on 22nd April 2011 at 07:33

That's a beltin photo Malc,you must have been the first in Whelly with your own camera back then.Remember the last time I went in there,it was a Saturday dinner time after working at Leyland Truck and Buses.I was still an apprentice so before 1974,think it would have been 1972.

Comment by: Ken Smith on 22nd April 2011 at 17:30

Sorry my great grandmother died their in 1897 she commited suicide in the pub.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 22nd April 2011 at 20:46

A sad end. Do you know the story?
Her ref. in Freda's transcript for Wigan Cemetery:
Fillingham Jane 48 yrs George & Dragon,Whelley 27-Dec 1897 I 616 * C of E

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 23rd April 2011 at 18:48

come off it Jemmy - you an apprentice in 1972!!!
i always thought you started work as an apprentice Zepplin maker!!!

Comment by: JohnB on 28th April 2011 at 07:17

Am I reading this right? Underneath the sign for "The George and Dragon" does it say "Bowling Green?" where on earth was that?

Comment by: DerekB on 28th April 2011 at 16:41

JohnB, if you look at the other photo of The George and Dragon entitled 'Whelley - then and now' you will find several comments regarding the bowling green. Roy Thompson and KenBs comments answer your question about the whereabouts of the bowling green

Comment by: upthetims on 17th May 2011 at 00:38

Looking at the photo of the Dragon,the bowling green was to the right surrounded by a big wooden fence,and Bedford St was on the other side,Perch St being the street you can see

Comment by: Anne Welding on 16th February 2019 at 15:01

c.p. My hubby's grandmother Ellen (Nellie) was the sister of Annie and Ada, so you must be related to Arthur and Bertha. I think we might have met at a funeral once? I am Nadine's daughter in law, married to David. I don't know how to contact you without adding my details here. Can anyone help?

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