History on a Plate

You could say history is served up on a plate at the Black Lion - and it also comes with a pint!

That's because licensee Wendy Hoyle and her husband, David (better known as Spike) have combined all the usual amenities of a first-class pub with a "museum", featuring old photographs and memorabilia recalling a time when Luddendenfoot was a busy, bustling community with a character all its own.

The photo, from their collection, shows Burnley Road just before wholesale demolition of property took the heart out of the community in the 1960s.

History on a Plate

Reproduced with the kind permission of Spike & Wendy Hoyle

Code No. BT881

Read the full story in Milltown Memories, issue 4. If this or other stories stirs a memory, we'd be happy to know - send us your memories and comments.