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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 31st December, 2021)

Alley


Alley
John Bull Chop House Alley.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Angela on 31st December 2021 at 00:02

It's Cooper's Row.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 31st December 2021 at 02:40

Not sure where this is. Could it be that the horrible head is at the end on the left. Or am I totally out to lunch.

Comment by: PeterP on 31st December 2021 at 06:51

Are those flags safe to walk on? They look well trodden and uneven

Comment by: Poet on 31st December 2021 at 08:53

I've not been in the John Bull for years . It used to be frequented by types once know as Greeboes , i.e. Rock music fans , long hair , a whiff of patchouli about them . There was a very precarious looking banister on the top of the landing . The sort of thing John Wayne would crash through in a fight . Great pub . I hope it's not changed .

Comment by: PeterP on 31st December 2021 at 09:39

DP you are spot on the horrible head is at the end of the path

Comment by: Veronica on 31st December 2021 at 10:00

It must be one of the oldest buildings in Wigan, half hidden away. I'm astounded it's still standing. I love the old paving stones leading up there, so well trodden. I would'nt mind them in my garden.

Comment by: Jembo on 31st December 2021 at 10:03

Best jukebox ever and great craft beer bar upstairs.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 31st December 2021 at 10:29

Agree Jembo, best jukebox in Wigan. A great pub too

Comment by: Axcroft on 31st December 2021 at 10:32

Great shot. Next time you're passing this site, look out for the fast fading "Ghost Sign" at the front edge of the gable end of the photography shop. You can still make out the faded outline, but sadly not the lettering which was "WALLACES".

Comment by: Pw on 31st December 2021 at 12:43

Never been in this pub.Poet I used to work with a smashing young lad who used to frequent the John Bull and your description of him is spot on.I think I must be the only person on here who likes the Face.

Comment by: Cyril on 31st December 2021 at 14:19

Mick, when you were taking that photo did you have your camera in one hand and a Galloway's prata pie in the other?

You're right Peter, a precarious path to walk when wet or icy, and if someone's had one over the eight.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 31st December 2021 at 19:33

Pw - you're not alone.

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