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'Morgan's pop'

Started by: morgangirl (16)

Hi, does anyone remember the above? i believe my grandad and great Uncles may have had something to do with the company but facts are a little hard to come by... It waa based in Downhall Green road (I think) and William Morgan and his brothers may have helped start the business.
many thanks

Started: 18th Jul 2011 at 23:07

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

hi morgan girl. it was in downhall green road it is now a sewing and dry cleaning shop ,,used to be known as pop morgans not been there for years though it was also a tv repair shop i will see what i can find out for you

Replied: 18th Jul 2011 at 23:35

Posted by: frances (2831) 

I remember Morgans pop they used to deliver pop to your door - nice pop to

Replied: 18th Jul 2011 at 23:37

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

Replied: 18th Jul 2011 at 23:48
Last edited by rbilly: 18th Jul 2011 at 23:51:20

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

They had a factory in Haydock too, which they sold to Vimto!

Replied: 19th Jul 2011 at 02:05

Posted by: veteran (1602)

Wich borough is it in Tonkerjust a bit of fun

Replied: 19th Jul 2011 at 13:59

Posted by: cindy (5972) 

Think they sold out to J.N. Nicholes The Vimto people.

Replied: 19th Jul 2011 at 14:38

Posted by: atlas (164) 

hi morgangirl my mother worked there when it was in downhall green rd

Replied: 19th Jul 2011 at 19:39

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

I remember Ken Morgan moved it to Haydock,

Replied: 19th Jul 2011 at 20:02

Posted by: bert (704)

one of the morgan family is buried near mmy parents in rectory church yard at downall green.i remember the pop works well like bentlegs .good pop but gassy.

Replied: 20th Jul 2011 at 16:57

Posted by: fireplace6899 (inactive)

He also opened a cafe in Ashton.

We used to go there on a Saturday night after the pubs closed.

Chips,egg, peas and bacon, plus a cup of tea.3/6d was the price.

The good old days.

Replied: 20th Jul 2011 at 18:03

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

Replied: 20th Jul 2011 at 19:08

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Eeh eck Tonks, remember Echo well.You had to have a hammer and chisel to cut it when it was cold...

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 15:23

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

do they use echo margarine in morgans pop or are they related to each other

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 16:14

Posted by: bentlegs (5327)

Think Tonker was refering to me Peter,

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 19:46

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

And Cindy too, Bentlegs!

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 21:28

Posted by: cindy (5972) 


Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 13:45

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Joan Fox ne Morgan of the pop manufacturing family has left her contact details on the comments accompanying this photo

Replied: 15th Sep 2011 at 00:15
Last edited by priscus: 15th Sep 2011 at 00:18:36

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

Morgan's Dandelion and Burdock was my favourite pop when I was a lad!

Replied: 15th Sep 2011 at 00:21

Posted by: trixie (5050) 

I once went to a christening and had to eat toast with echo margarine when we got back.Argggggggggg.horrible.

Replied: 15th Sep 2011 at 08:53

Posted by: veteran (1602)

Ginger beer was my favourite from Morgans.

Didn't they bring pop round in those large stoneware bottles???????

Replied: 15th Sep 2011 at 15:52

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Red lorries I thowt.

Replied: 15th Sep 2011 at 16:22

Posted by: veteran (1602)

red lorries qiuck there with that one priscus

Replied: 16th Sep 2011 at 13:22

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Sorry veteran, I couldn’t resist that one.

I don't recall Morgan's in stone bottles, although they may well have done before my time. (only familiar with them from 1950, onwards)

There was, however in the 1950's, another vendor, having no connection with Morgan's, as far as I am aware, who did deliver ginger beer, by truck, and in stone bottles.

I think he only did ginger beer, ie not a range of pop.

I can't recall this vendors name. Perhaps someone will, and post it for us.

Replied: 18th Sep 2011 at 15:03

Posted by: geoff zx9 (inactive)

I remember the old stone bottles when they were empty of pop we used to use them as hot water bottles in bed ,what a bang when you kicked them out during the night,good owd days.

Replied: 20th Sep 2011 at 09:05
Last edited by geoff zx9: 20th Sep 2011 at 09:17:46

Posted by: veteran (1602)

I remember the truck coming round, I could just be wrong about MORGANS. Can't remember the name of the other firm though.

Replied: 20th Sep 2011 at 14:34

Posted by: joymcs (75)

one of my ancestors married a William Morgan her name was Thresa from Whelley Wigan he would be my great great uncle.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2011 at 22:31

Posted by: jacks (438) 

I concur with Frances

Replied: 24th Sep 2011 at 17:10

Posted by: Gustavus (158)

Just come across an old William Morgan pop bottle. It’s says on it William Morgan. Bryn near Wigan. In the middle it says XXXX. What was XXXX pop?…Thank you.

Replied: 15th Apr 2024 at 21:10

Posted by: whups (13367) 

the Xs are for the alcoholic content in them geoff .

Replied: 16th Apr 2024 at 23:37

Posted by: cindy (5972) 

Bolton direct used to sell pop in stone bottles, not sure of flavors, think one was sarsperela. I think one of the drivers for Morgans was named Ray.

Replied: 21st Apr 2024 at 16:55

Posted by: lanky11 (4105) 

I lived near it great place great people. We went there all the time for our pop. Then when the bottles where empty we got a penny a bottle to return them. You had a very nice family.

Replied: 3rd May 2024 at 01:44

Posted by: linma (2922)

I remember pop being delivered in those stone bottles, my favourite was always dandelion and burdock. I can smell it now.

Replied: 5th May 2024 at 07:18

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

Cindy it was Ray"POP" (Harrison) from Old Road

Replied: 5th May 2024 at 11:47


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