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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 14th October, 2018)

Guardians Inn

Guardians Inn
Frog Lane, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 14th October 2018 at 02:51

Don't think I've ever been in this pub. Not even sure where it is. I guess it's before the railway bridge going towards springfield

Comment by: Michael s Davies on 14th October 2018 at 02:58

When its coming down,time to start anew.

Comment by: Howard P on 14th October 2018 at 04:09

I suspect the pub is closed.

Comment by: Mick on 14th October 2018 at 07:12

There was a naked woman in that top right hand window when I took this photo

Comment by: jjf on 14th October 2018 at 08:44

spent many happy times in there, sad to see it now like this

Comment by: Veronica on 14th October 2018 at 11:49

There's a window ajar and a dressing gown maybe,hung up at the window ( funny place!) Not closed yet it seems. I wonder what the connection was with the Board of Guardians - apart from calling in for a pint.

Comment by: DerekB on 14th October 2018 at 13:30

Derek Platt, this is immediately opposite the bottom end of Gidlow Lane and the entrance to Prescott St. and the railway bridge are just beyond it going towards the town centre,

Comment by: TommyT on 14th October 2018 at 14:18

This former pub faces the end of Gidlow Lane where it joins Frog Lane.
Next to pub on the left is Parry's Car Paints. I think the "naked woman" in the top right window is a dressing table mirror.
Good photo,Mick.

Comment by: Roy on 14th October 2018 at 14:57

Veronica, it's been closed for a few years now, squatters are in residence at the moment.
Derek, it's opposite the bottom of Gidlow Lane where the lane meets Frog Lane.

Comment by: Angela on 14th October 2018 at 16:42

This pub was converted into flats years ago.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th October 2018 at 18:50

Blimey - it looks like they've got 'new' windows in - and a black bin!
Thank you Roy for the info.

Comment by: Roy on 15th October 2018 at 00:30

Angela, never ever!!!!

Comment by: Alan on 15th October 2018 at 15:16

Needs pulling down!

Comment by: Brian B on 15th October 2018 at 18:44

In the middle of the road opposite this pub used to be "The big lamp",one of those with a huge cast iron base.Ideal play ground for us kids, no traffic.Happy days!!

Comment by: Joyce on 3rd March 2019 at 11:27

Such a shame. Used to be a beautiful pub, very busy in its day.

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