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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 20th January, 2022)

The Victoria


The Victoria
Haigh Road, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,985

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 20th January 2022 at 07:57

Well Dennis, can't be many pubs left in Aspull now compared with years ago. If memory serves me well there were several pubs "on't Moor " Balcarres, Red Lion, Victoria, New Inn, Moorgate, Running Horses, Queens Head, Mount Pleasant, Gerrard Arms , Hare and Hounds, not forgetting The Colliers Arms. Reflecting the fact Aspull was a mining village. How times have changed. Good photo Dennis, reminder of my Aspull days.

Comment by: PeterP on 20th January 2022 at 08:30

Nice to see a photo of a pub. Would not like to sit outside near a road unless it was a quiet side street.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th January 2022 at 08:51

Aspull was a great place for it's friendly pubs. Especially the ones with music and singers for entertainment. Folk gravitated there from miles around. Not been in that one though.

Comment by: Kath H on 20th January 2022 at 08:55

My Dad spent many hours in there. Vic as it was called.

Comment by: TerryW on 20th January 2022 at 09:59

Had many a pint in there.

Comment by: Mick on 20th January 2022 at 11:50

Never been in this pub but I was once driving past on a snowy day and I caught on camera a load of Everton football supporters getting off one of Als happy coaches.

https://youtu.be/IMUdpcuzD6g

The Battle of Landlords Farm Aspull

https://youtu.be/Y6j-ZM4egV8

Comment by: annemarie on 20th January 2022 at 13:36

Nice photograph I have a list of pubs that use to be in Blackrod in the 18 something there were over 20 but i think some of them could only be someones front room

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 20th January 2022 at 15:13

I like to photograph old Pubs because they are disappearing at an alarming rate. It won’t be long before they are a thing of the past. It’s a shame really but, sadly, most of the working man’s simple pleasures, things like a smoke, a pint, a game of darts or dominoes and even watching a game of football are moving out of the reach of the average worker.
Old Father Time moves on.

Comment by: john on 21st January 2022 at 09:32

this one needs to go dennis bad pint

Comment by: janet on 21st January 2022 at 09:35

walt you forgot the peartree on bolton road grandad drank there

Comment by: Walt ( North Yorkshire) on 21st January 2022 at 20:34

Janet, was the pear tree opposite The Mount pleasant I was born in Aspull but don't remember it. Two more I do though Bridgewater and the Packet House.

Comment by: wigginlad on 23rd January 2022 at 08:40

john, perhaps comments like yours would be best dealt with by discussing your issue with the Landlord. Remember, these P a Ds are for enjoyment and archived for future generations still to come. The people who run this pub probably will feel it is inappropriate to respond, may not even know this photo was posted. Pubs are closing at an alarming rate and don't need any help from people like yourself. Just enjoy the photo's remember the old saying, if you cant think of anything good to say then its perhaps best you say nothing at all. To the like's of Dennis, Mick, David and so many others who wonder around the district looking for locations to photograph I say "thank You" keep them coming.

Comment by: janet on 23rd January 2022 at 09:08

yes walt

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