Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 29th June, 2013)
The Whitesmiths Arms
Nice looking pub Ron. Where is this on Standishgate ??
Ken R. If you have any money I will take you when you come over.
A good picture of the old Whitesmith's. Who remembers how this area used to be the other shops that were nearby, betting shop, newsagents?
Ron: Glad to see you`ve escaped from Haigh Country Park lol.
Ken R and A.W.: Have a look at the following photo`s in Album, Places, Standishgate:-
#1864 1st on bottom row on page 1.
#1871 end of top row on page 2.
#1886 3rd from left on bottom row on page 2.
#1872 1st on 2nd row on page 2.
Also see 20th Jan.2008 P-a-D.
I remember Tom and Eve having the Whitesmiths, and I think it was Joe who had the newsagents.
Erny; your at it again; stik to what you see. Good one Ron.
Ken It's a bit further down from the Griffin pub towards the town centre.
David the barman in the Whitesmiths was also named Joe, and a superb pint of proper Boddies was served there too, that was until Whitbread took over and closed the brewery.
fred: I`m helping people to see what this pub and it`s surroundings were like years ago.
anybody remember what pint was served in there in60s it never had head on it ?.got me stumped
Thanks for the information Ernest.
Boddingtons I think!
We had our wedding reception there 48 yrs ago. Beer at that time was Swailes, a Manchester brewery. Newsagents name was billy alker.
I think it is the Boddingtons Beer Sign (a barrel) in this photo:-
I knew Tom & Eva Leech, also their 2 daughters & son in the 60's, when it was a Swales pub.
Had many lunchtimes in there, followed by a meal in the living room, laid on by Eva (before they started catering);o)
I posted a pic years ago, with Evas dad outside the door
the pint with no head on was draught bass i was told .thanks anyway.
used to go in there a lot when eva and tom had it ,great days
Ernest; I too thank you for your imformation;
That's another nice shot you got me into. Good idea though getting photos of pubs now while there are still one or two around. These will be just happy memories in years to come.
Thanks Cyril. I remember Joe he was a friend of Alf - who sadly died. Didn't Joe live in the flats up the hill from the pub opposite the old Girls High Schoo?
Interested in getting back in touch with Sandra & Shirley Leach.
Didn't Shirley go into nursing? I know Sandra loved dancing..
I am Eva and Tom's Granddaughter. I remember going to Tommy Moss' when I was very little, on a Saturday morning then going to Nan's cafe for lunch when my mum Jean picked me up...the ladies in the cafe were just lovely. I remember my Grandad had lots of ladies panties pinned to the ceiling at the back of the pub lol. and a cabinet with his uniform in from Fort William.