The Crawford Inn - Crawford Village

Started by: Heidi (4)

Hi I know this is a bit of a long shot but I was just wondering if anyone might be able to help. I am researching my family history and I am really finding it very difficult to find an old photograph of the Crawford Inn pub in Crawford Village. (It is not the one on the canal that became Bridge 63) it is the little pub that was originally the Crawford Inn and at some point changed to the Crawford Arms which was in Crawford Village. Unfortunately it is not a pub anymore and I do have some modern day photos but I would really love to find an old black and white photo. The pub was run by 2 different generations of my family starting in 1899. I know it is a little out of area but always worth a try. Thanks in advance Heidi

Started: 29th Dec 2020 at 10:30

Posted by: gaffer (6700) 

Leave a message on the Crawford Village site on Facebook.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 13:12

Posted by: Heidi (4)

Hi, I have already sent a message to the facebook page but I guess it would be seen by more people if it was on the page. Will give it a try thanks. It seems to be the most unphotographed pub in the country. Heidi

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 10:21

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

Heidi, your average Wiganer won't have even heard of Crawford, never mind a pub that was there many years ago!

I'd try what Gaffer suggested, or Rainford, Billinge, or a St.Helens site even!

These know a lot about Crawford History -

Rainford Heritage!

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 14:51
Last edited by tonker: 2nd Jan 2021 at 15:05:37

Posted by: Heidi (4)

Hi, Yes I know it was a bit of a long shot but I have already tried lots of places including the Rainford, Billinge and St.Helens sites. I am in contact with Rainford Heritage but unfortunately they don't have one either. Never mind I will carry on looking. Thanks for your reply Heidi

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 17:47

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:07
Last edited by tonker: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:34:16

Posted by: Heidi (4)

Thank you. Yes thats the pub, I have a couple of photos from that sort of time period. At that stage it was The Crawford Arms. My ancestors ran it from 1899 when it was called The Crawford Inn. I would love to find an old photo from that time, but maybe i'm asking too much haha!!! I appreciate you looking though thank you

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:50

Posted by: i-spy (15003) 

I got very drunk there one night so the beer must have been ok.must have been 1962

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 18:45

Posted by: tonker (23570) 

Greenall's beer was NEVER ok !

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 18:55


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