Did any one go into the Brick Pub?
Started: 10th Oct 2006 at 19:38
Was that "The Brickmakers" on Woodhouse Lane or "The Bricklayers" on Hallgate?
Replied: 10th Oct 2006 at 20:26
Or the 'Brick House' ?
Replied: 10th Oct 2006 at 20:31
HI eddie yes it was the Bricklayers on Hallgate did you go in there and did you know of anyone I used to have a shop around the corner a hairdressers
Replied: 10th Oct 2006 at 20:53
Tonker where in Wigan do you come from?
Replied: 10th Oct 2006 at 20:55
Eddie did ya live on Woodhouse lane?
Replied: 10th Oct 2006 at 21:06
I don't come from Wigan, Walshy.
Replied: 10th Oct 2006 at 22:22
where do ya come from tonker?
Replied: 10th Oct 2006 at 22:25
The "Bricklayers" in Hallgate, is going to be converted into a hostel for the homeless, according to the latest news
Replied: 11th Oct 2006 at 15:38
Tonker isn't a Wiganner Walshy. He comes from Ashton in Makerfield or its close environs.
Replied: 11th Oct 2006 at 15:45
the Brick a hostel well I guess alot of people I knew who went there spent most of their time in it so you could call them homeless,my brother was there alot
Replied: 11th Oct 2006 at 16:01
Ashton in Makerfeild is better than no where near Wigan
Replied: 11th Oct 2006 at 16:04
It had may as well be a thousand miles away, for the time it takes to get there. So I don't go very often.
Replied: 11th Oct 2006 at 16:10
with me growing up in Wigan it is hard to think of there being traffic any where, it takes my husband two and half hours just to get to work here
Replied: 11th Oct 2006 at 16:25
My sister Eileen used to work in The Brick in Hallgate for many years. I went to visit her when I was home last time and there was a lot of Wheelin and dealin going on in there if u know what I mean!!!! I aslo have a friend whose brother Harry had or maybe still has a haidressing salon in Hallgate.
Replied: 12th Oct 2006 at 07:57
Yep there always has been alot of wheelin and dealing going on,then you would see the occational chair fly across your head my brother was always in there it was his second home he was very close to the Mc cann's,I also know of Harry a great hairdresser I had one just around the corner it used to be Kevin Boyds
Replied: 12th Oct 2006 at 16:04
Last edited by walshy: 12th Oct 2006 at 16:31:06
Walshy, Sorry I've taken so long to reply but I don't come onto this site everyday.
No, I didn't go in the Bricklayers I used to go in the Brickmakers. Also, no I didn't live in Woodhouse Lane but I did live in Frog Lane when I was but a lad!
Now in Beech Hill.
Replied: 14th Oct 2006 at 12:47
Hi eddie thanks for getting back to me,me since my Uncle told me of this site I can not stop checking it I guess i miss home so much I love to hear of my home town I wish I was home!!
Replied: 14th Oct 2006 at 21:23
Just had a look at the area you live in Walshy. Lucky you, looks like a wine growing valley....Very nice....Jealous!!
Replied: 14th Oct 2006 at 21:42
HeY art yep it is nice and thanks for the compliment I live just down the road from the wineries it is a lovely place here but ya know I am jealous of you being in Wigan miss it like crazy,the sun is always out here but today it is a little over cast which is nice to have cold days sometimes take care
Replied: 15th Oct 2006 at 20:25
Last edited by walshy: 15th Oct 2006 at 20:48:04
Walshy, Shhhhhhhhhh.. Don't mention anything about the wheelin' and dealin' in the Bricklayers. You'll get the place closed down. Again.
Replied: 15th Oct 2006 at 22:17
oh soz tonker
Replied: 15th Oct 2006 at 22:48
I thought the Brick was closed down anyway, it was the last time I was back in UK around May/June of this year. I used to go in when Yvonne McCann was land lady, Happy days!
Replied: 15th Oct 2006 at 23:01
The "Brick" has been bricked up for quite a while. Wait 'til the work starts to home the homeless
Replied: 15th Oct 2006 at 23:11
Hi art, I'm not sure if that is the same salon as I haven't lived in wigan for 20 years but Harry was in Hallgate when we were home last year. His surname is Melling. He has been a hairdresser for many many years and a very good one at that. Regards Sydneylass
Replied: 16th Oct 2006 at 03:43
does anyone know jeff sedgewickhe he might as well as lived in the brick he is 40plus and is last job was a milk monitor at school hes the lazist chap in wigan or even in lancashire he puts the t.v programme shamless to shame you must know him
Replied: 16th Nov 2006 at 09:32
I went in the Brick ! Barbara had it after Yvonne, then Korina. My son's Dad was good freinds with the McCann's and Walshy's brother. It has been shut down for a while now. I miss the Brick sometimes we had many a laugh in there. I know Jeff Sedgwick who is the laziest chap in Wigan because I had a son to him who is now nine and is a credit to me and his lazy Dad. I woudn't change him for the world and Jeff although lazy has not got a bad bone in his body and loves his son more than anything in the world.
Replied: 16th Nov 2006 at 11:04
geoff is a nice lad and i agree he is not tight fisted like parr and sly like parr
Replied: 16th Nov 2006 at 11:11
geoff is a nice lad he used to av a crush ontracy out of coranation street
Replied: 16th Nov 2006 at 13:23
hilaryf hi so did you know my brother Colin well? I miss him so much and we had such a laugh in the brick I know Jeff too!! our Colin realy loved Kev McCann he took care of him but now they are together again I am sure they are up to no good lol up in heaven but wished I could just sit for a while with our Colin again talk,I still do but the hardest thing is he does not talk back to me I miss him
Replied: 16th Nov 2006 at 22:04
I knew Collin yes but not as well as the others he didn't go in all the time when I did. He was a lovely fellow and had alot of respect, he always made me laugh when he did come in he was as dry as. Have you heard from Fossy his brick mate ?
Replied: 16th Nov 2006 at 22:29
Hi hilaryf,no the last time I saw Fossy was at our Colin's service it was hard for us all,but if any one knows fossy and can get his phone number or tell him I think of him often they was great mates our Colin Fossy and Kev Mccann always reminded me of the "Three stougies"our Colin loved that show,thank you yes he was a great man my brother
Replied: 25th Nov 2006 at 18:16
I knew your brother Colin,he was a good mate of my brother.They worked together at Heinz for quite a number of years.I know Fozzy as he is on the opposite shift to me.I will see him either tomorrow or Monday and tell him you would like to contact him.
Replied: 25th Nov 2006 at 20:24
hiya daikler,who is your brother? thanks for doing that talking to Fozzy i would love to see how he is doing take care
Replied: 27th Nov 2006 at 21:38
Hi daikler i am the one whom is in the USA so tell fossy I am the little un
Replied: 29th Nov 2006 at 03:32
Hi all, been away for a short while and was just reading all the post to catch up. What a small world we live in! Hi Hilary, it's Wendy, Jeffs sister, How did the charity mountain climb go, mum sent me the paper, she sent it to everyone!
Replied: 1st Dec 2006 at 08:56
Hiya Walshy,my brother is Joey Jones and he worked with your Colin at Heinz,he says he had a lot of time for your kid and always speaks of him fondly.Apparently they had some top nights out when they worked together.My brother was very saddened by Colin's passing.Fozzy told me he was going to look on this site at your message.
Sorry about the delay replying,my Internet Provider has been down.
Replied: 1st Dec 2006 at 14:25
hiya daikler tell Joey thanks for his thoughts yes my heart is broken I miss him every second of my life but like your Joey said every one had good times with our Colin and we all have those great memories of him,I am looking forward to speaking with Fozzy our Colin thought the world of him and I do too as he always had time for me,my email add is email@example.com thanks for talking to Fozzy for me I know your brother by jonesy did he go to our Colin's service? as there was a ton of people there just shows how much he was loved and respected and is missed
Replied: 1st Dec 2006 at 15:53
We used to go in the 'Brick' on Friday nights. There was a piano in there with a HUGE padlock keeping the lid shut! I think it was there to stifle the would-be virtuosos from having a go!
Replied: 3rd Dec 2006 at 20:50
Sorry Walshy kept checking if you had been back on after my post but then last couple of weeks have been hectic for me. Did you get in touch with Fosy ? because I for definite know a man who can !
Hi Wendy hope your doing ok ! It has changed to Oct 2007 now. Your Jeff is ok and our Keelon is growing fast he will be six foot tall by the time he is in his teens at this rate.
Replied: 13th Dec 2006 at 14:30
Hi there I know what ya mean it has been crazy here,but no I have not got hold of Fozzy do ya know his phone number I would love to call him over the hols,Thanks Walshy I hope you and your Family have a great Christmas and New year
Replied: 16th Dec 2006 at 00:47
yes I can get it for you my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org I will get straight onto it for you and when you e-mail me I should have it to e-mail back to you. Hope you and yours have a good christmas to!
Replied: 18th Dec 2006 at 14:11