HistoricaLeigh: Missing The Carlton

October 16, 2018 by Carole Mulroney

Does anyone else miss the old Carlton, until just a few weeks ago The Broadway pub and soon to be, who know's what?  When I say 'miss' the na, I mean in a way of which it had such a significance in Leigh.

Just like The Bell, The Carlton was used in years gone by as a venue for the holding of Coroner’s inquests into local deaths. Local auctions of land and buildings were also held there.

In 1918 William Nightingale the licensee was prosecuted for selling whisky in the public bar at an excessive price and in short measure.  The proper price should have been 6d (2.5p) but he had been charging 8d. He was fined £1.

And did you know that in the 1920s the Carlton had a live in cook and housemaids?

I wonder whether one day, The Cartlon will once again be just that! 

This article is by Carole Mulroney of Leigh Lives - www.leighlives.co.uk
To read all of Carole's previous article of the History of our little town, click here