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LAYING ELECTRICITY CABLES
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33314
THANKS TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM FOR THE PHOTOGRAPH.
THIS IS REFERENCED AS BEING PEMBERTON. THE ONLY LOCATION I CAN THINK OF THAT WOULD FIT THE VIEW IS AT THE BOTTOM OF LITTLE LANE NEAR ELLSEYS VINEGAR WORKS. THERE IS A PUB SIGN IN THE BACKGROUND AND I CAN MAKE OUT THE WORD "BLACK" SO I'M CERTAIN IT WOULD BE 'BLACK BULL'OR 'BLACK HORSE'? THERE WAS A BLACK BULL PUB IN THAT LOCATION NOW DEMOLISHED BUT THAT WAS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THERE IS ALSO A SHOP WITH THE WORD "ELISONS? " WRITTEN ON THE SIDE.

Comment by: john on 10th September 2021 at 14:52

The building on the right looks very much like the old Garage at the corner of Warrington rd and St Pauls ave.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 10th September 2021 at 15:43

John that would fit in with the image location. I know Ive seen a similar image somewhere showing the Ellseys works building, and the garage

Comment by: Roy on 10th September 2021 at 19:42

The pub was The Bulls Head on Warrington Rd opposite Elsey's.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 10th September 2021 at 22:36

Roy.. of course it was. I've been in many times. Senility setting in<g>

Comment by: CJAlan on 11th September 2021 at 09:14

This photograph does in fact look like Goose Green. If you see the tram in the distance, there is a slight incline in the road - this ties in with that stretch of Warrington Road just before the former junction with Little Lane (where the new roundabout is).

Both of my mum's parents were born and bred in Goose Green. I was lead to believe the legendary Labour club had been round since doomsday from what my Nan told me as a child.

However, viewing this picture - I take it Goose Green Labour Club was only built in the years post the second world war?

Comment by: Albert.S. on 11th September 2021 at 09:49

In the early early sixties. I didn’t live far from this location, in a police house, on the main road, opposite the old cemetery, on the corner of Clapgate Lane. The Freemason Arms was on the opposite side of Clapgate Lane.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 11th September 2021 at 10:36

The original Goose Green Labour club was on the Eastern side of Warrington Road around half way between Clapgate Lane and Marus Bridge.

Comment by: AH on 11th September 2021 at 12:19

There was a pub near ellseys vinegar works opposite the bulls head , possibly the star

Comment by: AH on 11th September 2021 at 12:22

or the pack horse

Comment by: john on 11th September 2021 at 15:32

AH - the pub next to Ellseys was definitely The Pack horse.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 11th September 2021 at 17:17

Thanks for the information re the pub PACK HORSE Has anyone got a picture of it?

Comment by: Paul Dowd on 12th September 2021 at 12:02

I'm struggling to place this based on what is left in that area today (not much clearly!). Are we looking towards Wigan or Marus Bridge? Is the tram then at the junction with Little Lane? As I recall the vinegar works was on the left at Smithy Brook as you go up the hill towards Wigan?

Comment by: R on 12th September 2021 at 17:22

THE VIEW IS LOOKING TOWARDS WIGAN. THE BUILDINGS NEAR THE TRAM ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF LITTLE LANE.

Comment by: AH on 14th September 2021 at 09:42

john: thanks ; was there a pub called the the star in goose green? i think the landlords name at the pack horse was jack birch.?

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