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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 28th January, 2021)

Real Crafty


Real Crafty
Real ale emporium on Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan. See realcraftywigan.co.uk for more info.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: bryan traynor on 28th January 2021 at 10:08

Excellent well run establishment-looking forward to sampling the excellent beers on sale when they re-open

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th January 2021 at 10:29

Hopefully, the War Memorial (see: https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/87180) dating from the origins of the club as the WW1 Old Comrades Club, and left behind when the Royal British Legion vacated the premises, is still there....

Comment by: Edna on 28th January 2021 at 10:30

This looks like it will be a nice place when it can open after lockdown..I was glad to read that ten per cent of sales will go to The Royal British Legion, its so sad that a lot of the legions have had to close, they helped a lot of ex service men and their families in the past..

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 28th January 2021 at 10:56

Surely this used to be Wigan Conservative Club, didn't it?0z5tv

Comment by: Poet on 28th January 2021 at 11:26

I could murder a pint . Leeds best bitter . Coniston Bluebird . Loweswater Gold .
O Come the Swallows of summer .

Comment by: Pat McC on 28th January 2021 at 12:52

I love the rich colours of the red brickwork on the right - they seem to reflect the sunlight.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th January 2021 at 13:34

Imagine the old soldiers exchanging memories of their experiences during both wars - if only walls could speak!

Comment by: Ian Spencer on 28th January 2021 at 17:49

Yeh the old Wigan Branch Royal British Legion, used to bottle snatch there in the 80's.
Conservative club was where Fat Olive is now.

Comment by: Jean on 28th January 2021 at 18:16

My mam and dad went on a Saturday night with my aunties and uncles for many years they loved it sadly most of them have gone now but still got an auntie aged 93

Comment by: Sir Bob on 28th January 2021 at 18:27

We used to call it 'Town Branch'

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 28th January 2021 at 20:33

Veronica, we'll have to give it a try on our next meeting, instead of the cafe. We'll have a Guinness. Be a change from brandy in the station buffet! Are you up for it, Dolly dear? xx

Comment by: Veronica on 28th January 2021 at 21:38

Sounds very daring my dear!

Comment by: Edna on 29th January 2021 at 13:42

Go on Veronica be a devil, Guinness is good for you!!!

Comment by: Veronica on 29th January 2021 at 15:57

I think a little bit of black currant in it. I remember drinking that years and years ago. I think it was called Black Velvet - I might be wrong ....Guinness connoisseurs would disagree I'm sure.

Comment by: Edna on 29th January 2021 at 20:37

Veronica, you wouldn't need black currant in it if you had draught Guinness, although a tiny bit in draught makes it even more velvety.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th January 2021 at 21:28

Actually I have drunk Draught Guinness 'neat' in a very old pub, sawdust on the floor kind in Ireland, near the foot of Croag Patrick a few years ago. I wanted an Irish Coffee, for some reason they wouldn't make it for me Edna. It tasted quite good.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th January 2021 at 22:13

Veronica and Edna, I went to Ireland for my 50th birthday, (even though I'm only 36!), and Peter and I went to Athenry on my actual birthday. We went in a pub, (purely for research reasons, you understand!), and I will never forget it .... everyone who came through the door said "God Bless All Here". That will stay with me as long as I live. I found it very moving. Dolly dear, I think we should invite Edna for a Guinness when we meet, (it's HER round!). Hope to see you when we are back to normal, ladiesxxxx.PS......she had no intention of having a coffee, Edna, dear!

Comment by: Veronica on 29th January 2021 at 23:34

It was a common thing to say Irene, if visiting anybody's house , usually answered with ''Wipe your feet!''
I love the song 'The Fields of Athenry'....

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th January 2021 at 10:14

I bought a picture from Athenry, Veronica, with the words of the song on. It is still on my kitchen wall over 18 years on! I loved it in Ireland.

Comment by: Edna on 30th January 2021 at 12:54

I know Irene, sounds like they twisted Veronica's arm, to have a Guinness,I would love to go to Ireland, I've never been.My grandad was born in Shannon,and I never knew him,he died before I was born.I love the Irish..My mother used to say thats were I got my liking for Guinness from..Yes the drinks are on me!! Your both very welcome.xx

Comment by: Veronica on 30th January 2021 at 13:24

The Irish certainly made their mark on Scholes Edna, and the country with all the navigation work they did. Irene it's such a beautiful country - it would cost too much to live there that's for sure.

Comment by: Edna on 30th January 2021 at 17:45

So I believe Veronica, My mother told me they had a chip shop in Morris St. Wigan, around 1914.

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