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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 27th February, 2021)

Stable Block


Stable Block
The former Stable Block, Haigh Hall, now a cafe.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Garry on 27th February 2021 at 04:37

Looks very clean and tidy.
Where is all the Spring bulbs that once brought the place to life.

Comment by: Mick on 27th February 2021 at 07:31

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

Comment by: Veronica on 27th February 2021 at 09:02

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.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 27th February 2021 at 09:18

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.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 27th February 2021 at 10:09

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.

http://www.haighwoodlandpark.co.uk/KitchenCourtyard/

Comment by: David Smith on 27th February 2021 at 10:51

Anybody remember the restaurant in the 60s/70s (perhaps a bit to the left of the photograph) named something like "The Baroneys" ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 27th February 2021 at 12:41

I have a very vague memory of that, David....The Barony. It certainly rings a bell with me.

Comment by: Edna on 27th February 2021 at 12:58

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.

Comment by: Trevor P on 27th February 2021 at 13:36

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.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 27th February 2021 at 14:06

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 !

Comment by: James Hanson on 27th February 2021 at 14:52

It was run by Marie and John Raffo, not the Ruffo "family".

Comment by: Neil Cain on 27th February 2021 at 17:25

I can't see that Mr. Walsh said it was the 'Ruffo' family

Comment by: PeterP on 27th February 2021 at 17:51

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.

Comment by: Tony L on 27th February 2021 at 20:03

Neil - ignore James Hanson's comments. He specialises in making petty, spiteful remarks, rather than making useful contributions.

Comment by: James Hanson on 27th February 2021 at 20:28

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"?

Comment by: Joanne on 28th February 2021 at 00:25

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.

https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f1&page=1&msd=1240412

Comment by: Mick on 1st March 2021 at 11:11

Joanne I know nowt about it really, its just what I copied from Google

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