Gillibrand Arms - Chorley - July 2016
I can't find much history online about this place although through word of mouth and several press releases after a google search I have found out why the place shut etc.
Apparently the pub was a thriving community local, which pictures on it's Facebook page, which is still active seems to support Here is a link
However the brewery who owned the building obviously decided it was time to let go, so put the pub up for sale, and according to the press release the locals tried to raise enough money themselves 'in which they are given 6 months to do so under the localism act' but failed to do so.
A pub at the centre of a community campaign has been closed and boarded up.
The Gillibrand Arms became the borough’s first Asset of Community Value application when campaigners got together to save the premises.
A planning application has been submitted by Chorley Community Housing (CCH) for the Thwaites-owned Collingwood Road pub, which has put it up for sale subject to planning permission. It is understood it will cost CCH £350,000 to buy it.
There are fears it may now be targeted by vandals as a decision over its future is made.
Ward councillor Ralph Snape, who is backing the campaign, said: “I’m not happy because my main concern now is, are we going to get vandals and people like that?
“It will attract that kind of element which is not needed for that area, or the people who live in that area. Joyce (wife and ward councillor) and I are there to safeguard the people who are living in that area.The police neighbourhood officer had a chat with me and told me he felt the same."
The building is soon to be demolished. as is now a mess inside, although not as bad as I thought it would have been.
Sorry about the low quality images as didn't have my camera with me or torch as was quite an unexpected explore.
First of all, this is how the pub looked before it shut down..
Now onto the pictures from the explore (I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted due to the alarm going off and me totally not expecting it).