Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 15th October, 2019)
Used to the Manley.Glad they're doing something with it,it's massive.
Hotel for asylum seekers / halfway house for ex cons written all over it
I remember being told that the Manley took its Dominoes pretty seriously back in the day - I'd never visited the place. Partners, and Penny a knock-twopence a game on home soil were my limit of 'Bones expertise'; Fives & Threes being too mathematical.
Good to see such an imposing building is being utilised for a Medical Centre, I'm sure it will be much better than a new building. It's time these old buildings were re-used instead of demolishing.
Had some good nights in't Manley in' t 60's
Miserable just like the weather.
I thought it had at one time been a medical centre. Has the one on Phoenix way replaced it? What will it become now?
Once upon a time I had childhood friends living in High street, "The Manley" being on the corner.
Is it going to be a medical centre again, Veronica? It was a medical centre in recent years.
Ignore me Irene - I thought it was going to become a Medical Centre. Hope it will be something useful...
I dont know what it will become, I only said Pub/Medical centre ,and its what I have know it as before
My guess it will become apartments for yuppie Incers whos got a few bob
Folding towards the Winter ,
the sun has gone away ,
we look at things good wise but in a completely different way .
If sunshine shon upon it ,and a tree , or trees
had grown ,
Then at least we have a regrowth ,
Of .... something we have known ....
The building has been replaced now ,
no colours left to share ,
but memories are reminders of once was who was there .
So it may be metal harpings ,
restraints that try to do ,
But I’m afraid I beg to question ,
the old I knew to new ..
The old Manley pub.
I've read on a website that it was originally a hotel built by the GCR for passengers using their Great Central Railway to stay overnight, with all those rooms they must have expected a lot of guests.
As well as dominoes, Philip G, it also had a thriving fishing club and rented waters in Haigh.
Thanks, John. And no doubt there would also have been a darts team - Not many Monday night Darts & Dom's these days it seems. I remember two domino players having a bit of a barney (Maybe over an early 'stitched' game) in the Stork at Billinge during the early seventies, when one of them asked the other 'What school are you from then, . . . the Manley?'. I think a rugby team had also used the Manley.
Had some good Dart Throwers in Manley early 60's.The Rugby Team was Rose Bridge.
So, Rose Bridge was the team, Phillip. Thanks.
Can't remember the Landlady's name but think she was an Aunty of the late Len Chadwick RIP Len.