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Bill

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Re: pubs now no more
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2010, 10:55 AM »
The Miners is still going Brian (see here) 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) 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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« Reply #16 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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« Reply #17 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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« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 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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« Reply #20 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.
 

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2012, 03:34 PM »
I see that The Oxford on Stockport Road is up for sale.

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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2012, 02:48 PM »
Looks like the Boundary at Guide Bridge has reopened.

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« Reply #23 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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« Reply #24 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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« Reply #25 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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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2012, 03:58 PM »
The Boundary is open, there are big signs in the windows.

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« Reply #27 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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« Reply #28 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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« Reply #29 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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