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Report - BOLTON ROCK PUB -july 2016

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by scotty markfour, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    HISTORY- the moses gate pub -"no1 rock venue in the north west" gained a great reputation in the music venue world ,hosting mostly 60s,70s n 80s tribute bands to great names like david bowie,queen ,led zeppelin, ac/dc, rammstein etc etc so on and so forth...........ray smith was the landlord of the MOSES GATE PUB , it became well known for hosting live music events , rock tribute acts and music festivals.
    contributing factors to the pubs demise was the landlord not catering for younger customers who did not want to hear their parents generation music , the £8 door charge to see live bands and the escalating cost of maintaining the ramshackle edwardian building .
    THE VISIT- living nearby and passing this place on my daily commute i was itching to get in this pub ! in the past i had visited this venue on half a dozen occasions to watch rock tribute bands with my bike club ,it was strange to visit a derp that i knew and frequented occasionally and to now visit it after all life had left , first time i tried to visit this pub i was met by the sight of a copper turfing out a trespasser , i waited for a couple of weeks till i could visit with my fellow explorer and now girlfriend cazel#ht . the power was still on and some lights had been left on upstairs to deter people like us ! we went in under the cover of darkness and spent a good hour exploring all the nooks n crannies ,there was lots to see and reminisce about .
    THE PICS- as usual the pics where taken with my trusty canon 10-18mm wide angle lens .
    ENJOY THE PICS FOLKS !





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  2. dirge

    dirge 28DL Full Member
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    Enjoyed that mate! Being a rock fan myself it's sad to see rock bars shut down.
     
  3. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Lol. Was thinking off having a look at this . I'm only round corner also. Have you checked the building in front of it. Biggish place not sure name. Always gone past and wanted a nosey. Pubs in a fairly decent state. Nice one m8ty. Thx for report
     
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  4. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    had a nose at the back of the moses gate pub ....and the entrance i used now has an expensive looking roller shutter on it !
     
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  5. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Yep always same. It's pot luck. But at least you saw it
     
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    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    have any other urbexers been in that you know of ?
     
  7. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Not that I know. But some just don't say or post.
     
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    Did you ever get around to checking it out?
     
  9. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Yea @Maya they had fitted new metal shutters on. But that's a bit back now and things change.
     
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