Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 18th December, 2018)
Bottom of Ivy brow
The pub is so very old and yet it blends in very well with the surroundings. A different angle this one - I never knew it was called Ivy Brow either.
I never knew that was called Ivy Brow, although The Colliers is a friend's "Local". Lovely photo.
Remember that view from the upper deck of the number 15 bus.
A nice Photo Ron, and one that would also make an easy-going jigsaw puzzle.
Tom Walsh local, the pub looks a lot nicer now that it did do.
Remember walking up to Ivy Brow and then on to Haigh Hall when I was a child.I was told that this pub had walls of wattle and daub !The in-laws of my daughter's friend used to be landlord and landlady up to recent times.
I used to live at the top of Ivy Brow very near Higher Lane which leads to Haigh Hall. We held our Wedding reception there 60 yrs ago
I’ve always known it as Ivy Brow but I believe it was originally known as Bark Hill.
Didn’t there use to be a house across from the Colliers that turned the road into a S bend? It was demolished because vehicles would lose control coming down the hill (it was a lot steeper then) and knock the corner of the building.
In the 60's I lived on Higher Lane. Opposite the lane at the top of Ivy Brow is a building called Ivy Mount which I'm told is a former pub. I remember that the locals called Ivy Brow "Up th'Ivvin". Some very old maps name the brow as Bark Hill.
John D - "Up th'ivvin" and "dein, oer t' cut intuh Springs."
Ivy Mount was a pub but I seem to recall it was offices of some kind in the early 60s.
Dorothy, did you know the Hulse family, or across the road, the Darbyshire family and Miss Whittaker living next to them?
There are houses on Higher Lane named 'Bark Hill Cottages'.
A really good aspect of the Colliers Arms Pub,Ron. I have travelled that route many times and this brings back so many memories.
Didn’t the building opposite Higher Lane used to be Gaffneys.
I assume you are Margaret’s brother. This is Kathleen her sister in law.
Yes Kathleen, I’m Margaret’s brother. I think you’re right about Gaffney’s being used as an office. Do you remember Walsh’s shop on the left going up? I once went in to buy some fags and came out with a kitten Mrs Walsh was trying to find a home for. Betsy then went on to live with us for many years.
I lived on Ivy Brow from 1943 to 1968. The Hewitts lived next door and across the road were the Darbyshires, then Miss Whittaker, then the Hills and the Wilkies. If Dorothy is Dorothy Guest she was my Dad's cousin.
Hi again John. Yes I do remember Walsh’s shop, went in many a time, it was tiny, looking back now, it must have been their front room. So many good memories, spending all summer at Haigh Hall, simple pleasures then. Best wishes for Christmas to you both. x
Aren’t you Joyce’s cousin, who lives in Higher Lane.
Lesley Hulse was my cousin, his Mother Ethel Hulse was my Dad' Sister
David Hulse yes. I was Lesley Hulses cousin.
David, I was contemporary with John Darbyshire at Rivington GS,just behind your brother, Stephen. Was at your evening wedding reception and helped decorate your car.
Hope this finds you well!