Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 7th March, 2012)
Photo: Brian Crook (Pentax K100d)
Sign of the times,could be worse it could have been a TESCOs
They should knock down the derelict railway station as well.
Sad to see it go the same way as many other pubs in the area. I spent many happy hours in there and met many great people not to mention members of Orrell Red Triangle Cricket Club and Orrell Rugby Club. My father was landlord from 1966 to approx 1979/80 sadly he is no longer with us. Best wishes to all that frequented the pub during those years.
It is such a shame they are demolishing the station hotel sed to love walking my dog by there on the way to Orrell water park. How times are changing. I have lived in Benidorm for the past 14 years but you dont forget your roots !.
is that a mural of Our Wullie painted on the wall.
Your 'Wullie' isn't that big, Cyril!
The Station Hotel is not being demolished. It will be converted into two homes. The new-build is
for 6 detached homes on the land
to the rear.
Ian was your dad a scout master at one time.
Yes Mick, he was the scout master of the 1st Shevington Group, mind you that's going back some time, cica 1959/1964.Also some fond memories of those years, many of them in Mill Dam Wood when the HQ was down Parkbrook Lane at Doug Belshaw's.
Maggie, look between the large space between the upstairs windows, it may be just water stains on the stonework but it looks like Our Wullie from the Sunday Post.
Ian I was in that troop when you and your Malc where sixers I used to live in the same row of houses when you lived in randall ave next door to crofts.
Well spotted Cyril, it definately does look like Oor Wullie!
The fate of many old pubs nowadays, two of UpHolland Village's best know pubs closed at the end of last year, The Owl which is being converted to offices and the Old Dog which is being made into houses.
Yes its a shame PW, pubs are much more than just a place that sells beer, The Old Engine, The Miners Lamp, Travellers Rest, a few more gone in Orrell. The Government doesn't seem to care to stop the rot.