Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 1st February, 2020)
Dog and Partridge
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
The old Dog' is alive, Brian … reminds me of the 3-D colour slides that my young nephew once had.
I would love to see the 'deeds' to that pub, would be very interesting to see them , going back so long ago.
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.
Is that Gary Windass walking down Wallgate
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.
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).
Helen, The stone building was for many
years, The Yorkshire Bank, just now it
is empty. Ray.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wasn't Nobby Clark the landlord in the 60?
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