Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 28th January, 2021)
Photo: Brian (iPhone)
Excellent well run establishment-looking forward to sampling the excellent beers on sale when they re-open
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....
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..
Surely this used to be Wigan Conservative Club, didn't it?0z5tv
I could murder a pint . Leeds best bitter . Coniston Bluebird . Loweswater Gold .
O Come the Swallows of summer .
I love the rich colours of the red brickwork on the right - they seem to reflect the sunlight.
Imagine the old soldiers exchanging memories of their experiences during both wars - if only walls could speak!
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.
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
We used to call it 'Town Branch'
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
Sounds very daring my dear!
Go on Veronica be a devil, Guinness is good for you!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'....
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.
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
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.
So I believe Veronica, My mother told me they had a chip shop in Morris St. Wigan, around 1914.