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The Urban Collective

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Smudges 1st ever photographic report - may 2018

Smudges has been known by numerous other names over the years from The Crofters Arms Hotel to McGees to Moghuls Palace but has always retained it's charm and character.

A true time capsule rotting away in the heart of Bolton. Featuring some stunning hand-carved bars and one of two of this type of revolving doors that exist the other located in a grand hotel in London.

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Thank you for checking out my pics guys!

Clarky

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My uncle , Jim MacDonnell and his wife Jean (Elsie) we’re licencees there circa 1942.

My mother was living/working there when my father (who was in the Air Force) , saw her on the stairs and told his friend that he was going to marry her.... and did! 

Sadly Jean died in a car crash that year too...

 

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Good report mate. Got a couple of mates from Bolton so I assumed this was a typical open pub in the area ?.

 

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Looks like it was a really stylish joint before the rot set in, the stained glass is lovely. It’s interesting to read a couple of memories of the place too, thanks for sharing those! 

 
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Smudges 1st ever photographic report - may 2018

Smudges has been known by numerous other names over the years from The Crofters Arms Hotel to McGees to Moghuls Palace but has always retained it's charm and character.

A true time capsule rotting away in the heart of Bolton. Featuring some stunning hand-carved bars and one of two of this type of revolving doors that exist the other located in a grand hotel in London.

The Urban Collective

We Film It...

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Thank you for checking out my pics guys!

Clarky

The Urban Collective

We Film It...

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