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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 30th April, 2013)



Photo: Brian  (iPhone 4)
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Comment by: Den s on 30th April 2013 at 00:07

Not another demolition site!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 30th April 2013 at 01:03

RIP from me too, no cheers....

Comment by: John on 30th April 2013 at 05:12

Where is this place ? Is it in Wigan ?

Comment by: Brian on 30th April 2013 at 07:26

It's on Dorning Street, opposite the old Coops building.

Comment by: Mick on 30th April 2013 at 07:34

They should make it into a garden where Wiganers can sit and watch the trains.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th April 2013 at 07:59

This is just across the road from Santus5ciuj who make Uncle Joe`s mint balls. There`s a lovely smell in that area when the mint balls are being made.
There`s a video of Pemps on:-

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 30th April 2013 at 09:16

I wonder what Barbara Calderbank (Miss Caldrrbank ran the club for many years) would think. Before it became a nightclub it was a Labour Club,known by one and all as The Bolshie. Well spotted Brian !.

Comment by: Loz on 30th April 2013 at 10:22

A long time ago, this was the Station Hotel. Pemps occupied the remaining ground floor, I think the first floor disappeared due to a fire, some folks on here may know more... Babs used to sit in her care taking the money. The carpet in the club filthy and sticky.

Comment by: mike nz on 30th April 2013 at 10:43

spent many a weekend here full of happy memories love the smell and wet on the floor!!!

Comment by: John on 30th April 2013 at 11:51

Thanks Brian I know it now.
It's next door to Gee's school of dancing

Comment by: Mick on 30th April 2013 at 12:04

Theres a cracking Photostory here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKeTgtOPpA it shows a walk to Wigan from Shevy and shows the pile of old bricks in frog lane as well as this Pemps place pile.

Pemps come up around 7.30 minutes and it even shows close up of the old bricks.

Comment by: Art on 1st May 2013 at 01:06

Never a hotel when I knew it. It was the "Wigan Labour Club" (commonly known as "The Bolshie"). That's going back 55+ years, & next door, the archway, was the GPO telephone engineers garage, with Gees' dancing school over the top..

Comment by: Gramps on 1st May 2013 at 12:55

Hurrah! Not before time that's for sure.

Comment by: Julia on 26th July 2014 at 01:02

The wine bar was second to none xxx barbara thankyou you made every weekend magical. R. I. P xxx

Comment by: john. clay on 19th November 2014 at 21:09

Pemps was a special place Barbara sat outside in her jeep for twenty years filtering out the trouble makers and she never forgother who they where I can't remember any major incidents and considering there was no doormen it was a pretty safe place to go she was very well thought of and gave us a fantastic night out every time you went there she will not be forgotten

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