Pub homes plan

The Eckersley Arms
The Eckersley Arms

ANOTHER pub could soon be disappearing from Wigan’s skyline.

An application has been submitted by Standish resident Brian Taylor to council planners proposing that the Eckersley Arms on Poolstock be converted into three homes. The hostelry has been shut and boarded up for some time. Mr Taylor’s plan would retain the main premises but demolish outbuildings. It would be the latest in a growing list of borough pubs to be lost to changing drinking fashions. Some have been demolished; others converted, often into homes or convenience stores.