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General Category => Ashton's Night Life => Topic started by: lydia on June 18, 2010, 11:40 PM

Title: pubs now no more
Post by: lydia on June 18, 2010, 11:40 PM
There was a pub on cowhill lane. Was it called The manor?
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Post by: Martin on June 19, 2010, 12:12 AM
The Manor House was at the bottom of Camp Street, opposite what is now Tameside Council office entrance. There was a Railway pub on Cowhill Lane, just before the railway bridge.
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Post by: burlington on July 12, 2010, 09:32 AM
Anyone know anything about the Witchwood closing?
Burlington.
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Post by: sooty on July 12, 2010, 04:44 PM
Martin how come you know where all the pubs are or were,could,nt have been a regular in them all.
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Post by: chrisandangie on July 12, 2010, 05:49 PM
Wow i must do more research re The Witchwood, I thought that was a sucess story. We went to the Guzzling Goose on Sunday afternoon, the place was packed,we loved it (in fact angie left me in there,being a responsible parent  :) )  I was still home for half eight though,im a good lad,i am  ;D
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Post by: jan on July 13, 2010, 08:30 AM
And there was me thinking my sister was the expert on pubs in Ashton  ;D  (I think Martin is a good rival)
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Post by: Fudge on July 13, 2010, 08:52 AM
My Niece goes in the Witch Wood regular I was talking to her on Sunday and she mentioned she still goes never said it was closing. I know there is to be a new college in area for business studies 3 stories with a cafe on ground floor for anyone to go in for a drink and something to eat  I have seen the plans and the pub didn't look affected. Fudge
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Post by: Denise on July 13, 2010, 09:39 AM
The Witchwood has a forum similar to this one. Perhaps someone could register - find out the latest 'goss'!   :o

The Witchwood - Live Music Venue (http://www.thewitchwood.net/forum/index.php)
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Post by: chrisandangie on July 13, 2010, 11:51 AM
I had a look at it yesterday , it is closed at the moment, one theory is new management coming in , and there is a person who bought tickets for an upcoming gig there , who is rightfully worried  :-X
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Post by: lydia on July 13, 2010, 10:46 PM
havent been in the witchwood for a while. am sure the last group saw there was wild turkey and that was ages ago cos whenever look there's just tribute bands on. husbands nephew darren poyzer used to book all the groups and we had some good nights there including man and wishbone ash. shame after all publicity before if it shuts now. think spread eagle reunion is at turnpike saturday!!!!
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Post by: chrisandangie on July 14, 2010, 11:23 AM
Seconds out round two at the turnpike then ( just like most weekends  ;D )
Darren is a friend of mine,since childhood,we used to be in a band together in the mid 80's, he was the keyboard player , i was the sound engineer, that was before he branched off into poetry  :)
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Post by: Denise on July 14, 2010, 04:32 PM
I had a look at it yesterday , it is closed at the moment, one theory is new management coming in , and there is a person who bought tickets for an upcoming gig there , who is rightfully worried  :-X

Hi Chris,  Witchwood reopening Thursday 15th July and their forum back up and running!    :o
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Post by: lydia on July 14, 2010, 04:37 PM
Hi chris its a small world isnt it? Dont spose you know patrick roebottom  as well? And do you know where the moon and sixpence is in glossop as a friend said he did a gig there recently but never heard of it. Thanks denise its good to know its re-opening again.
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Post by: chrisandangie on July 14, 2010, 07:27 PM
It is lydia  ;D  The name rings a bell , yes i do know the moon & sixpence in glossop, it's a nice pub,with loads of live music all the time. Its on Henry St, where the bus station is , opposite the side of the Co-op.
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Post by: brian seward on July 18, 2010, 03:34 AM
During the 40s I recollect there were more than thirty pubs between St Michaels' Square and the end of Stamford St including Old St. In fact there were at least 10 pubs in shouting distance of the Palais
Is my old local "Miners Arms at Montague Rd and Mossley Rd still in existence??
The publican was named Sid... I must have played hundreds of games of dominoes in the tap room and bet on the horses Saturday lunchtime.
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Post by: Bill on July 18, 2010, 10:55 AM
The Miners is still going Brian (see here) (http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.493195,-2.077695&spn=0.001307,0.004128&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.493252,-2.077547&panoid=YrpScmxmjntpnPVQBmNaug&cbp=12,124.14,,0,-1.73) as is the New Inn opposite (passed them both last night).

According to the book of words (about Ashton pubs), the landlord of the Miners between 1947 and 1974 was Sydney Toon.

One of those pubs "in shouting distance of the Palais" that you mention is the Queen (this one) (http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.487822,-2.09576&spn=0.005254,0.016512&z=17&layer=c&cbll=53.488389,-2.098285&panoid=VR9bjz4UhDOyL4asmh1P0Q&cbp=12,198.44,,0,-2.89) and I used to go in it when Andy and Ethel Seward ran it (a great pub then).  Any relation Brian?

P.S. Regarding the Witchwood, Bitter = 1.50 a pint.
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Post by: brian seward on July 18, 2010, 11:42 PM
Yes Bill, Andy was my older  brother  He finished up his career as a publican   near Mossley.   He once ran the Corporation in Guide Bridge.
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Post by: brian seward on August 31, 2010, 01:38 AM
How many pubs were called the Commercial or the Corporation
I seem to remember one on Old St near the Palais and one on Stamford St close the road that went to Duckinfield???.
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Post by: brian seward on September 24, 2010, 03:48 AM
Bill, Finally got the book about the "Pubs" in Ashton really interesting how  they have changed some names. I used to go in the Brunswick at the interval  during the dances at the Palais.
There used to be aa printing mill near that corner (Williamsons)?? and they used give out tickets for permission to stay out all night! What a quaint idea nowadays???
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Post by: Fudge on September 24, 2010, 11:08 AM
My Father use to deliever to Williams use to get us tickets to stay out all night New Years Eve. Never saw any for other times. Fudge
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on September 24, 2010, 05:41 PM
Anyone know the Fleming twins, Ian and Christopher?  Their father worked at Williamson's and I think they went to work there as well.
They lived in this row of houses on Katherine street about where the bloke is.
 (http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01755.jpg)
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Post by: heather on November 11, 2012, 03:34 PM
I see that The Oxford on Stockport Road is up for sale.
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Post by: heather on December 17, 2012, 02:48 PM
Looks like the Boundary at Guide Bridge has reopened.
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Post by: Too shy on December 17, 2012, 05:13 PM
I'm sure I read on here somewhere of the demise of the Halfway House on Whiteacre Road which I did see boarded up a couple of months back. Went past it last week and it looked lit up and pubworthy inside again.
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Post by: Fudge on December 18, 2012, 11:48 AM
Irish Club in Ashton closed at the weekend after struggling on for another 12 months Fudge
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Post by: chrisandangie on December 18, 2012, 01:02 PM
The halfway reopened last week , and it's 2.20 a pint I have heard. hoping to pop in there Friday for a quick look, and a bit of video  ;D   The boundary does look like it is being done up, and the for sale sign has gone .
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Post by: heather on December 22, 2012, 03:58 PM
The Boundary is open, there are big signs in the windows.
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Post by: Fudge on December 22, 2012, 09:39 PM
I Have heard that the Half Way house is a Chinese Pub part and Restaurant Fudge
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Post by: Martin on December 22, 2012, 09:57 PM
There had been a planning application in a while back to turn the Halfway House into a convenience store. Glad that's not happened.
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Post by: chrisandangie on December 23, 2012, 03:00 PM
The pub was bought and kitted out as a shop, without proper planning permission, which was applied for after the work was done, and the plans were rejected. That's when the guy who owns California wines just up from the pub bought it . He has had all that ripped out and it all re done as a pub again. Mark and Karen , who used to be regulars manage it now. The upstairs is still being finished, and will be a 40 seater restaurant. catering for all types of food .
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Post by: mikep56 on January 31, 2013, 02:44 PM
Someone said on the Ashton Old Photos FB page The Hop Pole has now closed and due to be made into offices?  Another good 'watering hole' bites the dust :(  :(  Mike
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Post by: Martin on January 31, 2013, 03:35 PM
Someone said on the Ashton Old Photos FB page The Hop Pole has now closed and due to be made into offices?  Another good 'watering hole' bites the dust :(  :(  Mike

This was given planning permission last April. See conditional approval (http://plandocs.tameside.gov.uk/anitepublicdocs/00168475.pdf).
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Post by: Vanessa on January 31, 2013, 03:42 PM
They've started the conversion, I walk by it most days.

Vanessa
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Post by: chrisandangie on January 31, 2013, 08:28 PM
Pegs Tavern has shut down again. In 5 years time I reckon only the very cheap bars, and good pubs who do good food will be around, like a dozen only here in Tameside !
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Post by: Kiwi on January 31, 2013, 10:03 PM
Been brewing my own ale for over 20 years now, 45 pints for about 7.50 and 40 minutes of time each week, it's around the 7% mark so it hits the spot as well  ;)
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 31, 2013, 10:36 PM
Pegs Tavern has shut down again. In 5 years time I reckon only the very cheap bars, and good pubs who do good food will be around, like a dozen only here in Tameside !

So that's 110 pubs gone in the last 100 years!
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Post by: chrisandangie on February 01, 2013, 12:15 PM
And Off Licences !!
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Post by: Fudge on February 18, 2013, 04:41 PM
My friends who use to go in the Irish club were telling me a offer as been put in by the Owner of the Alexander Club and seems to be going through   after being accepted watch this space. Fudge
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Post by: chrisandangie on February 18, 2013, 10:20 PM
Ha Ha that's funny , I have never met an Irish man from Asia  ;D
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Post by: heather on March 09, 2013, 09:19 PM
There is a planning application in to build 2 retail units(one of them a hot food takeaway) with 2 flats above on the little car park at the side of the old Canterbury Arms pub
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Post by: KENNETHO on March 12, 2013, 04:36 AM
anyone know if thr crown and cushion is still standing in newton hyde?? we know the hall bottom gate bit the dust..cheers kennetho
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Post by: Bardsleycrow on March 12, 2013, 09:08 AM
With all the Pubs closing down.What new names will they give to Bus stops.
Most stops on the No 9 Route.From Star Inn Oldham heading to Ashton Duke of Edingborugh.Mare and Foal,Half Way House bardsley,Black Diamond Wellington in Waterloo Woodman Hop Pole.I have most like'ly missed some.
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Post by: chrisandangie on March 12, 2013, 10:18 AM
Raja's have now completed the purchase of the Oxford, and the licensee ( a distant friend) has bought a 10 year lease from them. His rent has gone up, but the much cheaper beer supplied by Raja's balances the rent out, everyone is happy  ;D
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Post by: heather on March 12, 2013, 10:51 PM
The Raja's shop next to the Oxford has been closed since the end of February
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Post by: Martin on March 13, 2013, 01:45 AM
But Rajas have got a big store just yards away on the other side of Trafalgar Square.
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Post by: heather on March 13, 2013, 08:50 AM
I will keep a close eye on future planning applications  ;)
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Post by: Fudge on March 13, 2013, 10:41 AM
Heather  They also have the Canterbury pub which as been turned in to a Shop right next to the land were some one wants to build. Fudge
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Post by: heather on March 13, 2013, 09:14 PM
Yes Fudge, they want to build 2 retail units with 2 flats above on the Canterbury car park