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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 1st April, 2009)

Bowling Green

Bowling Green
The Bowling Green pub on Wigan Lane.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Sane Man on 1st April 2009 at 04:43

One of my favorite pubs this.
Thanks Brian.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st April 2009 at 07:05

Must have been many years ago when this pub had a bowling green. I lived in Queensway from 1936 until 1958 and don`t remember a green there. Had my haircut in the barbers shop nearby, the to let shop in the photo, next door I think it was.

Comment by: maggie on 1st April 2009 at 09:11

I have always loved these red brick buildings which typify Wigan to me. I think they are so distinguished.

Comment by: DAVE MARSH on 1st April 2009 at 15:47

Great camera,Brian.

Comment by: A parr on 2nd April 2009 at 12:48

Great photo Brian,a fine old pub.Never seen it before.

Comment by: sane man on 3rd April 2009 at 05:44

Ernest. I belive the "Bowling Green" was actually accross the road. Sort of - at the top of coppull lane. Although cant confirm

Comment by: Mark Conroy on 3rd April 2009 at 21:11

Worked behind the bar here when Eric and Phyllis had it in the 1970s.

Comment by: ashfield on 4th April 2009 at 19:53

The bowling green was indeed across the road. I played there as a child in the early 60s. The blocks of flats - Newton Place?- are built there now.

Comment by: John Clarke on 8th April 2009 at 21:52

Been in this pub many times, passed by thousands of times , but i have never noticed the house to the left on the pic.

Comment by: Jean on 9th November 2009 at 22:12

Remember this well in the late 40`s we took "shopping"to the owners every saturday from a relation in danesway ave?.and got sixpence for our troubles! Thinking about it now ...it was a heck of a walk from langdale avenue !

Comment by: David on 15th November 2009 at 13:30

The shop on the right used to be a mens barbers.

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