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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 23rd January, 2024)


The Colliers Arms, New Springs.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,821

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd January 2024 at 07:19

That looks like a nice welcoming pub....& seems well cared for, nice pic Dennis.
It looks old, any idea how old ?

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd January 2024 at 07:51

I presume the pub is open and if so the tarmac leaves a lot to be desired. A ankle turner on leaving the pub at least

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd January 2024 at 08:24

This is/was the "Local" of a friend of mine....is it still open? I have never been in but believe it is very old.

Comment by: Malc on 23rd January 2024 at 09:14

Hope they do a good traditional English breakfast.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 23rd January 2024 at 09:30

This pub goes back to 1700 I believe,parents of my daughter's friend used to run it about 15 years ago.It is reputed to have wattle and daub walls.I have visited and it was a cosy pub but that is several years ago.

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd January 2024 at 09:30

Looks nice, bet its cosy inside and a coal fire for drinkers.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 23rd January 2024 at 09:30

Dennis, I left a comment very early this morning, it seems to have not got through so apologies if I partially repeat myself.
Cracking photograph, I think you caught this building perfectly in the half light with incredible detail. I’ve been past a thousand times over the years and never taken much notice, your photo gives me time to study in detail. Does it say 1700 over the door?

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 23rd January 2024 at 09:57

I just Googled it and it does date from 1700 and is a Grade ll listed building.
Thanks Dennis.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 23rd January 2024 at 10:59

A good capture Dennis. This is a pub I've been past a million times and never stepped foot in. It's had a bit of a major makeover recently and I wasn't sure if it had been repurposed into the dreaded flats. If it's still open I may put this on my ' to do ' list.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 23rd January 2024 at 11:42

Good photo Dennis,spent some time in there late 60ties and early 70ties I think two sisters ran it in those days but not sure,they had a good piano player and lots of good singers,was a great atmosphere then, we always parked in what was the farm yard more or less next door.If you were approaching the place whilst a man was singing you’d think it was Dean Martin,good memories.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd January 2024 at 12:58

Unbelievably old going back so far in time. I’ve been inside just once and passed there many a time. It’s a building that’s always intrigued me. I am glad it has been rescued after being boarded up some time ago. It looks haunting with the one light over the entrance. A great deal of history in that building. Great photo Dennis and different again in darkness.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd January 2024 at 13:15

Nice to know that a building from the 1700s is still in situ & used.
The very top windows look like 'weavers windows' allowing a much light in as possible for weaving at a wooden loom. Perhaps another string to the landlords bow, making him a little more money. Seen alot of that type of windows at Cromford in Derbyshire.
Really interestin pic Dennis.
PS ...Malc I bet they do a really good full English in there !

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 23rd January 2024 at 13:45

It’s definitely on my list for the near future, that’s if it not been converted to flats. Whoever has it is keeping it in good condition.

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd January 2024 at 14:40

Colin it is still a pub according to their facebook page and there is a photo with the open fire with C1700A over it

Comment by: Malc on 23rd January 2024 at 15:54

Helen of Troy, lets hope they do a full English, at think they would.
I Don't think this pub would sell junk food.x

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 23rd January 2024 at 16:42

Just tried to call them as today it only opens at 4:00pm. Was going to ask if they did fish and chips, pie and peas and pizza for Helen but it went to voicemail.
Should you wish to try, the number is;
01942 831171
Yours eagerly, Colin!

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 23rd January 2024 at 16:45

PeterP. I must check out the closest bus stop from Wigan!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 23rd January 2024 at 17:26

Great job done by ‘Escape Brewery in re-opening this pub
Lovely beer, roaring fire and No karaoke – what more do you want?

Comment by: Dave on 23rd January 2024 at 18:28

To last !
To be something a part of
To feel safe within your own
To leave your door unlocked
To know your neighbour like your kin
To never be afraid to walk the streets
To sit under a gas lamp as children !

I’ve got hundreds! How many do you want ?

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 23rd January 2024 at 19:58

Good photo Dennis. The stone sign to me says RLI and underneath 17oo.

Comment by: from where I'm sitting on 23rd January 2024 at 21:04

as like before and yet again , it does seem that the same poster is behind the user names of Malc , Helen of Troy , Arthur and Alan and also a couple of other names , the resemblances within comments posted are once again a bit too obvious...

Comment by: Alan on 24th January 2024 at 06:48

The person who is afraid to use his or her real name and under the comment of "from where I'm sitting", well if your referring to me, I am Alan and a genuine user name, I've posted on here for years. By the way, who are you.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th January 2024 at 08:32

Well said Alan. You have been one of the longest posters on here. I would never doubt who you are.

Comment by: Carolaen on 24th January 2024 at 18:44

We lived in Scholes but had family in Aspull and New Springs and this pub was always referred to as "the Stone Ale House" by locals.

Comment by: Edna on 24th January 2024 at 21:03

A lovely photo poet, showing a proper winter wonderland. Ps
Very nice poetry D Tease.

Comment by: Arthur on 25th January 2024 at 09:26

How dare you say I am a fake user on WW, ' from where I'm sitting,' who are you? I am a regular commenter on the site.
And think you mean me because I'm the only Arthur on here.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th January 2024 at 10:08

None of those names are imposters Arthur including yours. It’s somebody who obviously hasn’t a clue.

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