Started by: keno (2840) 

Could anybody tell me the names of the hotels that where run by Ken Gee also Billy Boston two of our great footballers.

Started: 4th Nov 2006 at 20:36

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

I think the pub in Pemberton run by Ken Gee was the Black Bull. It stood on the corner of the main road and the entry which leads to St John's church. Billy B's pub was the Griffin in Standishgate.

Replied: 4th Nov 2006 at 20:55

Posted by: marken (375)

Ron, I think you have got Ken Gee's pub in the right place but was it not the Pack Horse?.He also had the Railway at the corner of Billinge Rd. and Enfield St.

Replied: 4th Nov 2006 at 21:57

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

Hi marken yes I think you'r correct The Black Bull may have been the pub opposite. Now Gee Tee's

Replied: 4th Nov 2006 at 23:40

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

Aye,it was the Pack horse near Pem Billiard Hall.

Replied: 4th Nov 2006 at 23:59

Posted by: jacklaw (674) 

Did Billy Boston not have a pub in Belle Green Lane, Ince. ???

Replied: 5th Nov 2006 at 20:57

Posted by: dingo (1)

HI keno i cant tell you about pubs but i can tell you what you was doing about 2years was backpacking and playing your favourite game of use to win a lot a money and you use to buy me a grog or 2 at the services club.i was just looking on this site to find out where my grandma was looks interesting around wigan.i may be over next year ,seeya round like a bicky your old cobber you still play keno.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 09:13

Posted by: seamonkey (inactive)

I thought Billy Boston played Rugby not football?

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 11:33

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Your right I was Politicaly Incorrect.I'll have to watch my Ps and Qs.I should have said rugby league.Rugby also his not correct(rugby union).

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 19:41

Posted by: getwom (inactive)


Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 19:50
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Posted by: keno (2840) 

Gday Dingo good to hear from you,no I do'nt play keno anymore,Clubs here are not like the Service and Citizens Club,we do'nt have keno here. Thank god I can save my money.You'll find grog and tucker dear here but you can always get casual job In building trade.You can also get British Passport because your Grandmas born In Wigan.You'll be right mate I'll look after you.Seeya yer later you know who.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 19:56

Posted by: keno (2840) 

You are Right I think He played some where In Wales .I heard he was a friend of Shirley Bassey.You say he was'nt'bad Mate he was the best Winger In the world and a gentleman I stand corrected sorry.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 20:05

Posted by: getwom (inactive)


Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 20:24
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Posted by: aitch (5487) 

Billy Boston was the landlord of the Bush in Belle green lane for a spell.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 20:30
Last edited by aitch: 9th Nov 2006 at 20:52:40

Posted by: keno (2840) 

I heard Billy was very lazy off the field ,but on the field he was unstoppable,there was a great difference In character between Billy and Mike,Mike would fight anybody.He even got Into a fight In the tunnel going onto the ground at Sydney Cricket Ground with Peter Diamond(who also liked a punch up) before the game ,I'm not sure If they stayed on the field after the game started.In those days Wigan was unbeatable.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 21:06

Posted by: getwom (inactive)


Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 21:32
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Posted by: keno (2840) 

Getwom do you remember what year about 7 Wigan players went on a tour to Aussie.At the same year going to Wembly and won with 7 reseves.You'll know the answer I'm sure.This column suppose to be about Hotels we seem to have got onto something more Important.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 23:43

Posted by: marken (375)

I think it was 1950 and they had 8 tourists
and beat Huddersfield at Maine Rd. for the top four play off, not at Wembley.

Replied: 10th Nov 2006 at 00:20

Posted by: getwom (inactive)


Replied: 10th Nov 2006 at 15:46
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Posted by: keno (2840) 

I think marken his correct ,I thought It was about 46 or 50.At least they had better sides than whats running around today,I never exspect them to win (Lions)and they do'nt .It's a bonus or a surprise If they win.Gone are those days when we always won.We do'nt seem to have the passion to win like the Kiwis or Auss.

Replied: 11th Nov 2006 at 20:24


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