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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 31st May, 2023)


The Collier's Arms getting a make-over. Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Garry on 31st May 2023 at 07:26

Very nice, hope it still remains a pub and not a junk food outlet, like many do.

Comment by: Sandra on 31st May 2023 at 07:33

Dennis any information, is the make over back to a pub or ie flats/homes.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 31st May 2023 at 08:12

In-laws of my daughter's friend used to run this pub,several years ago.I can remember going in.Was told it had wattle and daub walls.

Comment by: Gary on 31st May 2023 at 08:17

Th' Stone Ale House, bottom uth' iven.

Comment by: Tom on 31st May 2023 at 08:21

This building is now known as 192 Wigan Road Aspull Wigan

Comment by: Veronica on 31st May 2023 at 08:47

It doesn’t seem that long since it was brought back from the brink after being closed. So what is happening at the moment? It would be a tragedy if not kept in a good condition after centuries just being there. The tales that building could tell if it could speak from the 1600’s no less. It must be one of the oldest in Aspull/ Wigan.

Comment by: Arthur on 31st May 2023 at 14:47

The pub is in New Springs Tom.
I think the landlords name was Southern.

Comment by: Ken on 31st May 2023 at 15:08

My 3x greatgrandfather Thomas Smith came from Northamptonshire with his family to live in Aspull/New Springs abo
ut 1843 on the 1851 census he lived in Southerns Row could this be tied to the landlord because cant find Southerns Row on the map

Comment by: Cyril on 31st May 2023 at 16:21

Ken, Southern's Row is I'm sure what locally is called Stone Row, (if not someone will say) and they're at the side of the Packet House - photo here from off the Album https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=30538&gallery=New+Springs&page=2

There's also Southern's Fold across the way from the pub on the right, and also a Southern's Square Aspull, photo here also from the Album https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=30886&gallery=Aspull&offset=0

Comment by: Gary on 31st May 2023 at 16:41

Ken - I think there was a Southern's Fold opposite.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 31st May 2023 at 18:09

I wonder if it is haunted.

Comment by: Ken on 31st May 2023 at 20:02

Found Southerns Fold so I will have to go along with you all as I live in the Netherlands

Comment by: Alan on 1st June 2023 at 06:36

What Arthur is clearly saying is at one time there was a landlord at this pub, who's name was Mr Southern. Gary Southern.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 1st June 2023 at 18:42

Tom is correct, the pub is in Aspull.

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