Cherry Gardens21 Comments
Item #: 27491
Photo credit. Gordon Kneale.
great shot of a declining pub
If you carry on down in the direction from the rear of the parked car, isn't that towards Beech Hill Lane?, and if so is the part where the car is parked, is that still Beech Hill Lane.?
Has there been a keen frost, Oz? What`s that on the pavement middle right?
It`s not very nice when driving. in Spencer Road, towards this roundabout, as it`s difficult to see any traffic approaching from Mesnes Road on your right.
I don't know what the Cherry Gardens is like now as its many years since I lived in Wigan, but in the 1960's this was definitely an upmarket pub where you went on special occasions, although my favourite pub (and many other WGS pupils - you know who you are !) was the Bowling Green, which I think is still going but you never know with pubs these days - like the Crown at Worthington!!
The Driving Examiner used to bring you round here when you were doing your test just to watch you struggle your way around the roundabout.
Albert; car is in Spencer Road and then its Spencer Road W then Beech Hill Ave. See :-
Are you referring to Ronnie Corbett's Christmas tree Ernest, or the pale coloured elongated entity that bears a passing resemblance to a moribund feline?
Anyone noticed changing the lamp standards?
I remember Cherry Gardens, near where my grandparents lived in St Clements Road. Doesn't look much different in this pic than it did in the late 1940's.
Ernest, there are leaves on the trees so not a frost, I think its fallen leaves on the pavement ?
The stuff on the pavement is what you'd expect thereabouts - cherry blossom.
I had a Morris Oxford for a while - the first diesel car I owned. It had been converted, and an old, tired 2.5 BMC engine put in. I got so fed up of having to lift the bonnet to squeeze Easistart into the air filter to start it that I rigged up a tube to it from inside the car.
Thank you Ernest for your response to my question. In the early fifties, I was in the initial stages of being in the R.A.F. One winter's night, on leave, I had a date, and we called in the Cherry Gardens. I asked my date what was her preference to drink. She replied. "I will have a brandy,and baby cham." I nearly collapsed. On leaving, she said to me. "That drink was really warming." I replied " It should have been, it cost more than a bag of coal".I Didn't date her again.
I used to live up the road from the Cherries and went in there quite a lot. We always thought it ironic that the landlord was called Waterhouse!!
I have to say, I admire your ingenuity in dealing with the cold starting problem David. I've gone through many a can of that Bradex Easy Start over the years, usually when struggling to fire up clapped out wagons. That, and holding a burning diesel soaked rag near the air intake, although not both at the same time obviously. I think the main constituent was diethyl ether, but we used to call it ' hurry up juice '. The writing was on the wall when you had to resort to using it though, as you would no doubt have been aware. Regards. Ozy.
Rev Long, Taxi firms in Wigan used to run Morris Oxford diesels, around 1971. If your not used to diesel vehicles you will always have problems. Not start only with easy start means one thing, and thats glow plugs not working. It would have had one per cylinder. Even if one is faulty it would still struggle to start from cold. Always change them all.
Just thought on. Diesel can run back to the tank from the fuel pump, this could be a faulty none return valve fitted on the pump. I had that problem on my Bedford. Try and keep away from cold/easy start, they can get hooked.
Albert your comment made me laugh !!!Fancy asking for a Brandy and Babycham on a first date.....a Babycham yes ...but not both together.
I had a girlfriend who used to drink Brandy&Babycham.I did date her several times but she eventually got used to half a bitter!
Johnny. At that particular time, I was an aircraftman 2 plonk, not a Flt/Lieutenant.
Albert you are a comedian! I am in stitches. ...did you use brylcream. as well ?
V.B. After the Cherry Garden episode. I just about managed to buy a comb.