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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 13th March, 2014)

Billy Wood's

Billy Wood's
Or Royal Oak.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot G9)
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Comment by: Peters my on 13th March 2014 at 07:56

Another fine old pub closed down.

Comment by: Harry C. on 13th March 2014 at 08:02

Last time I went in there it took too long to get served.

Comment by: christine bishop on 13th March 2014 at 09:42

last time i was in there when there was a wigan world meet ,it was pretty packed then

Comment by: Pat on 13th March 2014 at 10:03

I had a lot of good times here, on Fridays, many years ago. Was always packed then - happy days!

Comment by: Garry on 13th March 2014 at 18:46

Royal Oak..WHERE???

Comment by: dave johnson on 13th March 2014 at 20:08

Garry, you've obviously never been to Central Park?

Comment by: Garry on 13th March 2014 at 21:42

Central Park don't exist!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th March 2014 at 22:56

For a much older photo see:- Album, Places, Standishgate, Page 3, 3rd on top row.
An old photo of a bowls trip in a charabanc in front of the Royal Oak is in Album, Assorted, Outings, 1st on 2nd row.

Comment by: Art on 15th March 2014 at 01:18

If you're old enough Garry...

It was always known as "Billy Woods's)

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 16th March 2014 at 15:34

lovely building....hope they don`t demolish it.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 16th March 2014 at 20:14

Nice looking pub....yes Jean I agree...cheers!!!!

Comment by: nephro on 17th March 2014 at 09:15

Fred Grimes car sale's was in their back yard in the 1950's

Comment by: Garry on 17th March 2014 at 10:05

Why don't people say..WIGAN LANE" then we know where we are!

Comment by: Art on 18th March 2014 at 01:18

Why say Wigan Lane when it's Standishgate

Comment by: David on 18th March 2014 at 16:15

Wasn't Fred Grimes on the opposite side at one time?

Comment by: Garry on 19th March 2014 at 11:01

Wigan Lane it is. Fred Grimes was on Wigan Lane, thanks David.

Comment by: Garry on 19th March 2014 at 13:50

Art..The address is: Royal Oak. 106 Wigan Lane, WN1 2LF. Art, I'm always right.

Comment by: Art on 19th March 2014 at 15:18

Royal Oak Wigan
Contact Information

111-113 Standishgate Wigan, Lancashire WN1 1XL‎

Pub · Today 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

A traditional pub, close to Wigan town centre. Noted for real ales, real music and real people. Mayflower Brewery is located at The Royal Oak

Comment by: Art on 19th March 2014 at 15:27

I think if you go for a pint at 106 Wigan Lane, you'll find yourself in the Bowling Green Hotel in Swinley

Garry...Always wrong ;o)

Comment by: Garry on 19th March 2014 at 21:02

My slight mistake, it should read WN6 8LJ Royal Oak Wigan Lane.
WN1 1XL is Worsley Terrace. Wrong again, Art. Once again I'm right.

Comment by: Art on 20th March 2014 at 01:04

Wrong again Garry
WN6 8LJ.
Is the
Royal Oak,
Wigan Lower Road
Standish Lower Ground

Memo: When in a hole, stop diggin'
There's a good lad

Comment by: Garry on 21st March 2014 at 19:26


Comment by: Art on 22nd March 2014 at 00:54

Wanna bet? WN6 8LJ is 300 yards from my front door.
WN1 1XL is Standishgate

Comment by: Garry on 22nd March 2014 at 18:36

WN1 1XL MIGHT BE STANDISHGATE, but WN6 8LJ is WIGAN LANE. Stop being such an old fool. Final answer.

Comment by: Fred Aussi on 23rd March 2014 at 12:34

The last time I was there; was ten mins before I got married. Dutch cur.

Comment by: Art on 24th March 2014 at 01:24

Two Churches in Standishgate, with a pub in between.
A pub in Wigan Lane & a pub in Standish Lower ground.
Here they are in that order:

St johns RC Church Standishgate, Wigan, Lancashire WN1 1XL
ROYAL OAK,PH 111-113 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1XL
St Mary R C Church Standishgate WN1 1XL

Bowling Green Hotel. 106 Wigan Lane Wigan WN1 2LF

ROYAL OAK, 56 Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground, WN6 8LJ

Garry...More to be pitied than blamed

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