Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 27th February, 2021)
Looks very clean and tidy.
Where is all the Spring bulbs that once brought the place to life.
You can see the old Lion on this photo that originally stood next to the bridge at Atherton Hall in Leigh.
It is said by them that know a bit about history, that Lady Mabel used to do her carrying on up on the top floor of the stable tower
Last time I went there with the grandchildren was about 12 years ago. It was packed with people. It looks a bit forlorn at the moment but very neat and tidy.
It's a lovely building and nice to see it in use. Looks a very tidy, well-maintained area. We went in a little shop there last time they held a forties event.
Nice pic - not seen it that quiet for a long time!
Not just a cafe in there but also a bakery, florists, chocolatier, butcher and micro brewery with small pub.
Anybody remember the restaurant in the 60s/70s (perhaps a bit to the left of the photograph) named something like "The Baroneys" ?
I have a very vague memory of that, David....The Barony. It certainly rings a bell with me.
They let children do crafts, and they can paint as well.I have a Teddy bear, and an owl, which my granddaughter painted one Sun afternoon.
Mick its unlikely your tale about Lady Mabel is true bacause she popped her clogs in the 1300s, 500 years before the stables were built.
David it was called' The Barony ' it was opened by the Raffo family . We had a meal there on the 16th of November 1968 , the reason I remember it was my wife's 21 birthday !
It was run by Marie and John Raffo, not the Ruffo "family".
I can't see that Mr. Walsh said it was the 'Ruffo' family
We went a few years ago and at the time the only entrance was via the stable court yard. No mats or sand over the cobbles so hard work pushing a wheelchair/ pram over the cobbles.
Neil - ignore James Hanson's comments. He specialises in making petty, spiteful remarks, rather than making useful contributions.
A typo which I couldn't change.
It was run by Marie and John Raffo, not the Raffo "family". - is how it should have read.
Why do some people always refer to businesses and large houses etc as belonging to "the **** Family"?
A great photo, thanks, Dennis.
Mick, the stone lion wasn’t originally from a bridge in Leigh, but stood on the gasworks’ parapet in Sovereign Street.
Joanne I know nowt about it really, its just what I copied from Google