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The Albion Ormskirk Rd.

Started by: kameras (453) 

Having been overseas for a few years now. I wondered if the Albion Chinese take away is still running? It’s in Pemberton centre.can’t remember the number. I’d be interested to find out,also if it is closed. When did it close?thank you

Started: 21st Nov 2021 at 03:14

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

it shut years ago, used to to be a beltin chinese

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 10:52

Posted by: riocaroni (217)

I have a takeaway menu from the Albion dated 1978.

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 11:23

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

Named after the ship he was on, he left it to his son who turned it into a restaurant, but it didn't seem to take off as expected

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 11:38

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

Remember him well... He was a chief petty officer Steward on HMS Albion. Sadly missed.

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 17:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

The Albion was a bit unusual, in that it wasn't like a chippy inside, with a frying range, it had a high counter, but it was just a waiting room, the cooking being done in the back, they just brought through your completed order in a small brown paper carrier type of bag.
On the side wall, there was a superb painting of HMS Albion

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 18:25

Posted by: mollie m (6419) 

Yes, it was Mr Wong who owned The Albion and was indeed CPO on HMS Albion. It was my most favourite Chinese which has now, for me, been superseded by Wing Lee's, and will be so glad if, and when, it re-opens.

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 23:49

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

I don't think he's opening, again, apparently, his kids don't want to run it.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2021 at 08:58

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Ling Wee's was a velly good chippy

Replied: 22nd Nov 2021 at 12:20

Posted by: gasmon (71)

I used to go round the Pem pubs on a Saturday night in the 80's. We knicknamed the Albion "The Aircraft Carrier". Always had good food from there. Happy times.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2021 at 13:10

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

remember it well, always the same faces

Replied: 22nd Nov 2021 at 13:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

I used to go round the Pem pubs on Saturday nights in the 80's too, the Travs always had a disco on Saturday nights

Replied: 22nd Nov 2021 at 14:36

Posted by: mollie m (6419) 

Basil Brush:

Thanks for that information. It's very sad indeed if it doesn't re-open as it is/was the best in Pemberton. Their Chinese food and English food were equally excellent.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 01:04

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

agree mollie, beltin food, people were always queuing outside when the pubs shut.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 10:58

 

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