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Thread #101290 Message #2046173
Posted By: Bernard
08-May-07 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: Contrived Pub names
Subject: RE: Contrived Pub names
Pierrepoint also was publican for a time at the Rawsons Arms, Farnworth (near Bolton, Lancs), which was just around the corner from my house. The pub was always referred to locally as 'The Stumps' or 'The Stump', referring back to some stumps which were used for tying up dray horses during deliveries.
It was a 'calendar pub' - 365 panes of glass, 52 rooms, 12 staircases, 4 floors (including cellar!) and other calendar-related features I can't just recall. It seems it was built to be a private girls' school, but the money ran out so it became a pub instead, conveniently situated by the Farnworth and Halshaw Moor railway station.
In the mid 1980s I ran a folk club there, and again in the mid 1990s. It wasn't doing very well as a pub, and was pulled down following a (convenient?!) fire around 2000.