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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 1st February, 2020)

Dog and Partridge

Dog and Partridge
Taken from Bretherton Row.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
Views: 1,945

Comment by: Carol Waterhouse on 1st February 2020 at 06:26

My Grandma was the Landlady at the Dog and Partridge many years ago and my Dad lived there as well his name was Jack Jowitt

Comment by: Philip G. on 1st February 2020 at 08:53

The old Dog' is alive, Brian … reminds me of the 3-D colour slides that my young nephew once had.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st February 2020 at 09:18

I would love to see the 'deeds' to that pub, would be very interesting to see them , going back so long ago.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st February 2020 at 09:38

There are some lovely buildings in Wigan but we are intent on our shopping and tend not to look up at them because they are so familiar. It takes a photo like this to bring them to our attention. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Mick on 1st February 2020 at 09:43

Is that Gary Windass walking down Wallgate

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st February 2020 at 13:15

Trying to place where the pub is. Is that a sort of entrance to the Parish Church to the right of the pub ? The stone faced building just in view on the right looks familiar to me.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st February 2020 at 14:00

Yes, Helen, to the right of the pub as you look at it is one of the entrances to the Parish Church, and to the left of the pub, out of sight, is the Post Office Building, (although it is now closed up and the Post Office is situated in W H Smith, which was Woolworths when you lived in Wigan).

Comment by: Ray, on 1st February 2020 at 14:21

Helen, The stone building was for many
years, The Yorkshire Bank, just now it
is empty. Ray.

Comment by: Linma on 1st February 2020 at 16:48

Veronica, if you are interested in old deeds you would have enjoyed seeing the ones for the farmhouse I lived in in Croston. The house was about 300 years old and used to belong to the estate of Rufford Old Hall. Story goes there was an underground passage from the Hall to the house but I don't know how true that is. The deeds were huge and handwritten on parchment. In today's world they were probably worth as much as the house.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st February 2020 at 20:29

I always think of the deeds belonging to the lovely old stone cottages where I live Linma.. I believe there's a tunnel underneath the parish church, I wouldn't be surprised if it goes underneath the pub there.

Comment by: Emc on 1st February 2020 at 22:56

Who keeps changing the names of these pubs.It was once called Last Orders? Also The Ball and Boot became Sam's Bar.Now it's back to Ball and Boot.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd February 2020 at 08:10

Thanks Irene, & Ray.

I love looking at these photos & picking out the places I knew...its getting harder because of the changing face of the place I knew.

Comment by: david.b on 3rd February 2020 at 11:38

Wasn't Nobby Clark the landlord in the 60?

Comment by: john hanks on 14th November 2020 at 06:20

yeah nobby clarke was the landlord along with is wife nora i believe, my first pint was pulled by nobby around 1965 happy memories. lived in sydney for the last 40 years. but wiganers never forget where they come from

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