'Britain's toughest pub' reopens - as a Farnworth supermarket

"Britain's toughest pub" reopens - as a Farnworth supermarket

"Britain's toughest pub" reopens - as a Farnworth supermarket

"Britain's toughest pub" reopens - as a Farnworth supermarket

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THE former site of "Britain’s toughest" pub has been given a new lease of life, after being re-opened as a supermarket.

The Flying Shuttle, in Highfield Road, Farnworth, was shut down by Bolton Council in 2012 after evidence of drug taking, arson attacks and staff too scared to tell customers to leave was uncovered.

Licensing officers described it as a pub “not even John Wayne could run” and after it was closed, regulars targeted the site in a series of arson attacks.

More than two years later, a Nisa Local supermarket has officially opened on the site.

The 2,900 sq ft supermarket cost six figures to build in a refurbishment lasting 18 months.

It has car parks at the front and back entrances, while five flats have also been built above the shop.

The refurbishment was carried out by Bolton-based property developer Lee Das.

Mr Das, aged 31, said: “I’m looking forward to bringing something new and fresh to the town.

“The supermarket looks amazing — very futuristic. Everyone I’ve spoken to who’s seen the place have been really inspired by it.

“I know about the history of this site, but the past is the past and it’s been completely banished.

“Hopefully this is the start of something good for Farnworth.”

Mr Das carried out work on the site along with his brother Krishna.

Krishna, aged 26, added: “Anything that we can add to the community will hopefully have a positive impact.

“The building looks splendid, it’s really built to last. There have been peaks and troughs along the way, but it’s all worth it when you see it like this.”

The supermarket will donate a margin of its profits to Making a Difference Locally, a charity which helps independently run local stores to add value to their communities.

Farnworth councillor Noel Spencer, an old customer of The Flying Shuttle, is optimistic about the potential of the new supermarket.

He said: “It’s a very welcome part of the plan to regenerate the whole area.

“I used to be quite a regular at The Flying Shuttle years ago and I was sad to see the pub’s decline.

“But we must forget about the past and focus on the new lease of life this development will hopefully give the area.”

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9:36am Thu 12 Jun 14

hal pel says...

This shop should do well, if they've plenty of White Lightning in stock.
This shop should do well, if they've plenty of White Lightning in stock. hal pel
  • Score: 50

10:14am Thu 12 Jun 14

oftbewildered2 says...

I had to smile at the thought of Noel Spencer frequenting the toughest pub in Britain!!! I wish the venture every success and may the community benefit
I had to smile at the thought of Noel Spencer frequenting the toughest pub in Britain!!! I wish the venture every success and may the community benefit oftbewildered2
  • Score: 19

10:53am Thu 12 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

Yes the flying shuttle is closed .....but the thugs who once frequented this pub are terrorising the streets of highfield
Yes the flying shuttle is closed .....but the thugs who once frequented this pub are terrorising the streets of highfield allan111111
  • Score: 36

12:45pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Terry McC says...

Ile give it a month before its held up and robbed
Ile give it a month before its held up and robbed Terry McC
  • Score: 21

1:13pm Thu 12 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

Sounds like you can still get drugs there.
Sounds like you can still get drugs there. boltonnut
  • Score: -14

2:04pm Thu 12 Jun 14

zoomzam says...

Hope the racists allow the hard working Indian to earn a living.Somehow I doubt it......Scum needs locking up for good!
Hope the racists allow the hard working Indian to earn a living.Somehow I doubt it......Scum needs locking up for good! zoomzam
  • Score: 7

2:24pm Thu 12 Jun 14

markthementalist says...

I had the 'pleasure' of frequenting that establishment many years ago...........and let me tell you, I was scared to look at guys in the eye for fear of being glassed.
And yes, it was that bad.
I had the 'pleasure' of frequenting that establishment many years ago...........and let me tell you, I was scared to look at guys in the eye for fear of being glassed. And yes, it was that bad. markthementalist
  • Score: 15

2:40pm Thu 12 Jun 14

MrUpton says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
I had to smile at the thought of Noel Spencer frequenting the toughest pub in Britain!!! I wish the venture every success and may the community benefit
Poor Noel,a lovely bloke too.

But I smiled too.

Nowt wrong with the pub, just a lot of strong Characters :)
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: I had to smile at the thought of Noel Spencer frequenting the toughest pub in Britain!!! I wish the venture every success and may the community benefit[/p][/quote]Poor Noel,a lovely bloke too. But I smiled too. Nowt wrong with the pub, just a lot of strong Characters :) MrUpton
  • Score: -5

2:40pm Thu 12 Jun 14

MrUpton says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
I had to smile at the thought of Noel Spencer frequenting the toughest pub in Britain!!! I wish the venture every success and may the community benefit
Poor Noel,a lovely bloke too.

But I smiled too.

Nowt wrong with the pub, just a lot of strong Characters :)
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: I had to smile at the thought of Noel Spencer frequenting the toughest pub in Britain!!! I wish the venture every success and may the community benefit[/p][/quote]Poor Noel,a lovely bloke too. But I smiled too. Nowt wrong with the pub, just a lot of strong Characters :) MrUpton
  • Score: -7

2:42pm Thu 12 Jun 14

MrUpton says...

The only Pub I've been in you could buy a pint for £3.50 (When it was £1.10 a pint) and get a Fresh crinkle£5 note as change ;)
The only Pub I've been in you could buy a pint for £3.50 (When it was £1.10 a pint) and get a Fresh crinkle£5 note as change ;) MrUpton
  • Score: -4

2:50pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Reality50 says...

i went in there last night and was shocked how expensive it was. I will be using the nearby Co Op and also the Wine Shop next door instead as i have previously done. Unless this NISA shop cuts its prices it won't last a year. As for the Flying Shuttle,i'm glad its gone as it had rapidly gone downhill and was very unwelcoming. We do need a pub in the area though,a Southfields type family pub would be good but can't see that ever happening. The nearest pub is well over a mile away now.
i went in there last night and was shocked how expensive it was. I will be using the nearby Co Op and also the Wine Shop next door instead as i have previously done. Unless this NISA shop cuts its prices it won't last a year. As for the Flying Shuttle,i'm glad its gone as it had rapidly gone downhill and was very unwelcoming. We do need a pub in the area though,a Southfields type family pub would be good but can't see that ever happening. The nearest pub is well over a mile away now. Reality50
  • Score: 6

3:02pm Thu 12 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

Reality50 wrote:
i went in there last night and was shocked how expensive it was. I will be using the nearby Co Op and also the Wine Shop next door instead as i have previously done. Unless this NISA shop cuts its prices it won't last a year. As for the Flying Shuttle,i'm glad its gone as it had rapidly gone downhill and was very unwelcoming. We do need a pub in the area though,a Southfields type family pub would be good but can't see that ever happening. The nearest pub is well over a mile away now.
Theres more to life than the pub...your one of the reasons Highfield has such a poor reputation
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: i went in there last night and was shocked how expensive it was. I will be using the nearby Co Op and also the Wine Shop next door instead as i have previously done. Unless this NISA shop cuts its prices it won't last a year. As for the Flying Shuttle,i'm glad its gone as it had rapidly gone downhill and was very unwelcoming. We do need a pub in the area though,a Southfields type family pub would be good but can't see that ever happening. The nearest pub is well over a mile away now.[/p][/quote]Theres more to life than the pub...your one of the reasons Highfield has such a poor reputation allan111111
  • Score: -26

3:21pm Thu 12 Jun 14

melloj says...

markthementalist wrote:
I had the 'pleasure' of frequenting that establishment many years ago...........and let me tell you, I was scared to look at guys in the eye for fear of being glassed.
And yes, it was that bad.
It's always been that bad, as far as the regulars were concerned it was thier pub and if you weren't one of them you couldn't go in. What annoys me about the council is they only recognised it as a s***hole in recent years, when any one could tell you it's been that bad for 30 years.
[quote][p][bold]markthementalist[/bold] wrote: I had the 'pleasure' of frequenting that establishment many years ago...........and let me tell you, I was scared to look at guys in the eye for fear of being glassed. And yes, it was that bad.[/p][/quote]It's always been that bad, as far as the regulars were concerned it was thier pub and if you weren't one of them you couldn't go in. What annoys me about the council is they only recognised it as a s***hole in recent years, when any one could tell you it's been that bad for 30 years. melloj
  • Score: 19

6:40pm Thu 12 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

That's 30 years of inbreeding
That's 30 years of inbreeding allan111111
  • Score: 20

6:40pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

"Britains toughest pub" don't make me laugh it wasn't that bad, just had a succession of very poor managers. Never any bother when Harry had it!
As for Nisa, who wants it? The Co-op is long established as is the off-licence next door and the Premier convenience store, Indian owned by the way, that has served the local community for many years. I think Nisa have that business in their sights to steal their trade, but they have a loyal customer base and I'm sure they will survive. There isn't room for another small supermarket like Nisa and judging by the number of customers going through the door I cant see it being there that long.
"Britains toughest pub" don't make me laugh it wasn't that bad, just had a succession of very poor managers. Never any bother when Harry had it! As for Nisa, who wants it? The Co-op is long established as is the off-licence next door and the Premier convenience store, Indian owned by the way, that has served the local community for many years. I think Nisa have that business in their sights to steal their trade, but they have a loyal customer base and I'm sure they will survive. There isn't room for another small supermarket like Nisa and judging by the number of customers going through the door I cant see it being there that long. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 8

7:21pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Farnworth Lady says...

I haven't frequented The Flying Shuttle since the late 70;s, early 80's, it didn't seem that bad then.
Went downhill did it??
Surely it could not have been BRITAINS toughest Pub? - I went in one on an Trip to Aberdeen, on a Council Estate near The Oil Port.......THAT was rough!!!
Only hope the people of Highfield can stump up Nisa Stores inflated prices.
I haven't frequented The Flying Shuttle since the late 70;s, early 80's, it didn't seem that bad then. Went downhill did it?? Surely it could not have been BRITAINS toughest Pub? - I went in one on an Trip to Aberdeen, on a Council Estate near The Oil Port.......THAT was rough!!! Only hope the people of Highfield can stump up Nisa Stores inflated prices. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 10

7:24pm Thu 12 Jun 14

David 1957 says...

Another pub closed down then reopens as a foreign run shop. It has to stop.
Another pub closed down then reopens as a foreign run shop. It has to stop. David 1957
  • Score: 5

7:49pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Reality50 says...

Bob Shaftoe wrote:
"Britains toughest pub" don't make me laugh it wasn't that bad, just had a succession of very poor managers. Never any bother when Harry had it!
As for Nisa, who wants it? The Co-op is long established as is the off-licence next door and the Premier convenience store, Indian owned by the way, that has served the local community for many years. I think Nisa have that business in their sights to steal their trade, but they have a loyal customer base and I'm sure they will survive. There isn't room for another small supermarket like Nisa and judging by the number of customers going through the door I cant see it being there that long.
Spot on. The 3 existing shops have a loyal customer base and Nisa's extortionate prices won't eat into that. I gave Nisa a try last night but having seen the prices,i won't be returning. Co Op and next doors Wine Shop will continue to get my business. Nisa will be gone within a year.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Shaftoe[/bold] wrote: "Britains toughest pub" don't make me laugh it wasn't that bad, just had a succession of very poor managers. Never any bother when Harry had it! As for Nisa, who wants it? The Co-op is long established as is the off-licence next door and the Premier convenience store, Indian owned by the way, that has served the local community for many years. I think Nisa have that business in their sights to steal their trade, but they have a loyal customer base and I'm sure they will survive. There isn't room for another small supermarket like Nisa and judging by the number of customers going through the door I cant see it being there that long.[/p][/quote]Spot on. The 3 existing shops have a loyal customer base and Nisa's extortionate prices won't eat into that. I gave Nisa a try last night but having seen the prices,i won't be returning. Co Op and next doors Wine Shop will continue to get my business. Nisa will be gone within a year. Reality50
  • Score: 4

9:11pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Rachel. says...

I've been going to the three local shops in the area for years. I'm actually really happy this store has opened there is nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition especially when every day items are cheaper in this store. Good luck to the new owners!
I've been going to the three local shops in the area for years. I'm actually really happy this store has opened there is nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition especially when every day items are cheaper in this store. Good luck to the new owners! Rachel.
  • Score: -17

9:28pm Thu 12 Jun 14

wsw69 says...

Good riddance to the Flying Bottle. It's been a hovel and a 5h1th0le since gods dog was a pup, the majority of the clientele were pure scum, low-lifes, workshy, dole dossing druggies.

As for the new mini-market doing well, only time shall tell.
Good riddance to the Flying Bottle. It's been a hovel and a 5h1th0le since gods dog was a pup, the majority of the clientele were pure scum, low-lifes, workshy, dole dossing druggies. As for the new mini-market doing well, only time shall tell. wsw69
  • Score: 13

9:51pm Thu 12 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop
You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop allan111111
  • Score: 5

11:58pm Thu 12 Jun 14

itsnotthatbad says...

Last nisa they built was old tile shop on Blackburn Rd. Near empire electronics. Lasted 6 months and closed as too pricey. Now roaring trade as a cash and carry, cheap cheap chickens etc. Nisa in Farnworth won't last unless they've always got 8 ace on offer for 49p!
Last nisa they built was old tile shop on Blackburn Rd. Near empire electronics. Lasted 6 months and closed as too pricey. Now roaring trade as a cash and carry, cheap cheap chickens etc. Nisa in Farnworth won't last unless they've always got 8 ace on offer for 49p! itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 1

2:51am Fri 13 Jun 14

Reality50 says...

Highfield is nowhere near as rough as say 10 or 20 years ago. There are far worse areas in Bolton for example Halliwell,Daubhill and Breightmet for starters. Highfield is far quieter than a few years ago when gangs roamed everywhere and the Flying Shuttle was in its element.
Highfield is nowhere near as rough as say 10 or 20 years ago. There are far worse areas in Bolton for example Halliwell,Daubhill and Breightmet for starters. Highfield is far quieter than a few years ago when gangs roamed everywhere and the Flying Shuttle was in its element. Reality50
  • Score: 4

7:48am Fri 13 Jun 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

Reality50 wrote:
Highfield is nowhere near as rough as say 10 or 20 years ago. There are far worse areas in Bolton for example Halliwell,Daubhill and Breightmet for starters. Highfield is far quieter than a few years ago when gangs roamed everywhere and the Flying Shuttle was in its element.
Agree. I'm getting fed up with people who don't know the area coming on here and knocking Highfield and indeed Farnworth in general. As reality says 20 years ago things were different, the area has improved and is a good community in general. Twenty years is a long time, I remember drinking in Halliwell, Daubhill & the bottom end of Blackburn Road then, now look at those areas, ughhh!
if you walk down Farnworth at least you know which country you're in.
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Highfield is nowhere near as rough as say 10 or 20 years ago. There are far worse areas in Bolton for example Halliwell,Daubhill and Breightmet for starters. Highfield is far quieter than a few years ago when gangs roamed everywhere and the Flying Shuttle was in its element.[/p][/quote]Agree. I'm getting fed up with people who don't know the area coming on here and knocking Highfield and indeed Farnworth in general. As reality says 20 years ago things were different, the area has improved and is a good community in general. Twenty years is a long time, I remember drinking in Halliwell, Daubhill & the bottom end of Blackburn Road then, now look at those areas, ughhh! if you walk down Farnworth at least you know which country you're in. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 9

8:50am Fri 13 Jun 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

allan111111 wrote:
You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop
Judging by your comments on here you don't have the intelligence to be a business man. Clown.
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop[/p][/quote]Judging by your comments on here you don't have the intelligence to be a business man. Clown. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 5

9:29am Fri 13 Jun 14

kerry17702 says...

David 1957 wrote:
Another pub closed down then reopens as a foreign run shop. It has to stop.
So what if they are foreign?? People moan when foreigners are claiming benefits but when they are working they get moaned at!! They carn't win!! If you think its to expensive to shop somewhere else and stop moaning and let them try and earn a living!!
[quote][p][bold]David 1957[/bold] wrote: Another pub closed down then reopens as a foreign run shop. It has to stop.[/p][/quote]So what if they are foreign?? People moan when foreigners are claiming benefits but when they are working they get moaned at!! They carn't win!! If you think its to expensive to shop somewhere else and stop moaning and let them try and earn a living!! kerry17702
  • Score: 10

10:47am Fri 13 Jun 14

allan111111 says...

Bob Shaftoe wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop
Judging by your comments on here you don't have the intelligence to be a business man. Clown.
No I'm not a businessman, but I have an extremely well paid job
[quote][p][bold]Bob Shaftoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop[/p][/quote]Judging by your comments on here you don't have the intelligence to be a business man. Clown.[/p][/quote]No I'm not a businessman, but I have an extremely well paid job allan111111
  • Score: -8

2:53pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Farnworthgirl1 says...

I think the building looks really impressive, by far the best on the parade. Prices may seem a little steep but the offers are really worthwhile and the range of products on offer is extensive. I think the two brothers will slowly start lowering their prices in order to meet the demand in the area but I wish them every success!! I welcome the new nisa!!!!
I think the building looks really impressive, by far the best on the parade. Prices may seem a little steep but the offers are really worthwhile and the range of products on offer is extensive. I think the two brothers will slowly start lowering their prices in order to meet the demand in the area but I wish them every success!! I welcome the new nisa!!!! Farnworthgirl1
  • Score: 5

3:40pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Jerry cruncher says...

Britains roughest pub,are you serious? Maybe to those Bromley Cross dwelling scum who write for the Bolton News it is.If your life's hadn't been so sheltered you might be working for a decent paper now instead of writing nonsense for a low circulation local rag
Britains roughest pub,are you serious? Maybe to those Bromley Cross dwelling scum who write for the Bolton News it is.If your life's hadn't been so sheltered you might be working for a decent paper now instead of writing nonsense for a low circulation local rag Jerry cruncher
  • Score: -3

6:43pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

allan111111 wrote:
Bob Shaftoe wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop
Judging by your comments on here you don't have the intelligence to be a business man. Clown.
No I'm not a businessman, but I have an extremely well paid job
"I have an extremely well paid job"
So you're not a clown just a well paid k n o b. We get it!
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Shaftoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: You can usually tell what the areas like by visiting the local boozer....If I was a businessman Highfield would be the last area I would want to set up shop[/p][/quote]Judging by your comments on here you don't have the intelligence to be a business man. Clown.[/p][/quote]No I'm not a businessman, but I have an extremely well paid job[/p][/quote]"I have an extremely well paid job" So you're not a clown just a well paid k n o b. We get it! Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 4

7:16pm Fri 13 Jun 14

By George says...

Saw this story so I made a detour 12 June 2014 to witness this redevelopment and grand initiative to save Farnworth, I approached the building to discover no car parks, no room for a car park at the front, rear designated car park is a builders yard and work still underway, scaffolding in place windows boarded up non rendered breeze block, shutter down waiting for the take away to move in, looks like a development from a third world country , chatted with a few locals, no local jobs created here, well the cowboys have gone just the Indians now . The ex Shuttle patrons are now reformed and sit drinking tea alfresco style outside of the Cafe just round the corner.
Saw this story so I made a detour 12 June 2014 to witness this redevelopment and grand initiative to save Farnworth, I approached the building to discover no car parks, no room for a car park at the front, rear designated car park is a builders yard and work still underway, scaffolding in place windows boarded up non rendered breeze block, shutter down waiting for the take away to move in, looks like a development from a third world country , chatted with a few locals, no local jobs created here, well the cowboys have gone just the Indians now . The ex Shuttle patrons are now reformed and sit drinking tea alfresco style outside of the Cafe just round the corner. By George
  • Score: 17

7:23pm Fri 13 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

David 1957 wrote:
Another pub closed down then reopens as a foreign run shop. It has to stop.
Why ?
And Are you going to stop it?

You could open your own shop, or pub, but that's right you all gob and sit,on your arse all day moaning.
[quote][p][bold]David 1957[/bold] wrote: Another pub closed down then reopens as a foreign run shop. It has to stop.[/p][/quote]Why ? And Are you going to stop it? You could open your own shop, or pub, but that's right you all gob and sit,on your arse all day moaning. JustBecause
  • Score: -15

7:38pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Oldhampal says...

Looks abandoned to me, was it closed down when the photo was taken, bet the locals are really impressed with this disaster, looks like Farnworth is moving now, pitty Farnworth does not qualify for a McDonalds
Looks abandoned to me, was it closed down when the photo was taken, bet the locals are really impressed with this disaster, looks like Farnworth is moving now, pitty Farnworth does not qualify for a McDonalds Oldhampal
  • Score: -5

9:38pm Fri 13 Jun 14

shelorr says...

Bob Shaftoe speaks a lot of sense,,no way was this the toughest pub in Britain it was no worse than any other pub on a housing estate of mainly council houses,the prices in Nisa are extortionate so I cannot see it lasting long...I am a hard working home owner and have had many a good night in the Shuttle so don't try and run down an area you do not live in and are not familiar with
Bob Shaftoe speaks a lot of sense,,no way was this the toughest pub in Britain it was no worse than any other pub on a housing estate of mainly council houses,the prices in Nisa are extortionate so I cannot see it lasting long...I am a hard working home owner and have had many a good night in the Shuttle so don't try and run down an area you do not live in and are not familiar with shelorr
  • Score: 2

11:34am Sat 14 Jun 14

mark donaldson says...

Come to Ordsall, Salford to find a tougher pub.
Come to Ordsall, Salford to find a tougher pub. mark donaldson
  • Score: 7

3:15pm Sat 14 Jun 14

hal pel says...

mark donaldson wrote:
Come to Ordsall, Salford to find a tougher pub.
Ok. Where would you recommend ?
[quote][p][bold]mark donaldson[/bold] wrote: Come to Ordsall, Salford to find a tougher pub.[/p][/quote]Ok. Where would you recommend ? hal pel
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Jackael says...

Rachel. wrote:
I've been going to the three local shops in the area for years. I'm actually really happy this store has opened there is nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition especially when every day items are cheaper in this store. Good luck to the new owners!
That's funny, i've had a look around the store and everything is way more expensive ! why would someone come on here telling blatant lies ?
[quote][p][bold]Rachel.[/bold] wrote: I've been going to the three local shops in the area for years. I'm actually really happy this store has opened there is nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition especially when every day items are cheaper in this store. Good luck to the new owners![/p][/quote]That's funny, i've had a look around the store and everything is way more expensive ! why would someone come on here telling blatant lies ? Jackael
  • Score: 1

8:44am Sun 15 Jun 14

Oldhampal says...

Farnworthgirl1 wrote:
I think the building looks really impressive, by far the best on the parade. Prices may seem a little steep but the offers are really worthwhile and the range of products on offer is extensive. I think the two brothers will slowly start lowering their prices in order to meet the demand in the area but I wish them every success!! I welcome the new nisa!!!!
Which nisa did you visit? Note the prices will not go down just the standards
[quote][p][bold]Farnworthgirl1[/bold] wrote: I think the building looks really impressive, by far the best on the parade. Prices may seem a little steep but the offers are really worthwhile and the range of products on offer is extensive. I think the two brothers will slowly start lowering their prices in order to meet the demand in the area but I wish them every success!! I welcome the new nisa!!!![/p][/quote]Which nisa did you visit? Note the prices will not go down just the standards Oldhampal
  • Score: 2

8:46am Sun 15 Jun 14

Oldhampal says...

allan111111 wrote:
Yes the flying shuttle is closed .....but the thugs who once frequented this pub are terrorising the streets of highfield
Are you sure about this ?
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: Yes the flying shuttle is closed .....but the thugs who once frequented this pub are terrorising the streets of highfield[/p][/quote]Are you sure about this ? Oldhampal
  • Score: 3

10:22pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ALI MINIUM KHAN says...

his dad was a thief as well, tony who had tonys shop on willows lane ripped every single person off that went in his shop for 30 years.
one time i got 10 cans of beer at 89p and a plastic bag for 5p.
End price should of been £8.95 but not at tonys.
He had a massive calculator and reckoned the price up in front of you, his way was to say 89p a can, 5p for a bag = 94p, times 10 cans = £9.40. that is 45p dearer than it is supposed to be and when i pointed it out i got banned from the shop.
He did this to everybody and made more money from ripping people off than he did on stock.
Moral of the story is i wonder if hes got a calculator.
his dad was a thief as well, tony who had tonys shop on willows lane ripped every single person off that went in his shop for 30 years. one time i got 10 cans of beer at 89p and a plastic bag for 5p. End price should of been £8.95 but not at tonys. He had a massive calculator and reckoned the price up in front of you, his way was to say 89p a can, 5p for a bag = 94p, times 10 cans = £9.40. that is 45p dearer than it is supposed to be and when i pointed it out i got banned from the shop. He did this to everybody and made more money from ripping people off than he did on stock. Moral of the story is i wonder if hes got a calculator. ALI MINIUM KHAN
  • Score: 1

10:54am Tue 17 Jun 14

BrendanJabbers says...

It's hilarious to read all this macho talk of "tough" pubs. "My pub is tougher than yours", priceless. How old are we?
Does drug dealing and arson qualify a pub for toughness? Every drug abuser I have ever known was unable to fight his way out of a paper bag.
The aspect of this kind of behaviour that perplexes me the most is the "bird pooing in its own nest" syndrome - it's their pub, supposedly the centre of the community where they go to relax and socialise - yet they pride themselves on wrecking it and having it shut down? Well done folks, and enjoy sitting at home with your cans from Nisa.
It's hilarious to read all this macho talk of "tough" pubs. "My pub is tougher than yours", priceless. How old are we? Does drug dealing and arson qualify a pub for toughness? Every drug abuser I have ever known was unable to fight his way out of a paper bag. The aspect of this kind of behaviour that perplexes me the most is the "bird pooing in its own nest" syndrome - it's their pub, supposedly the centre of the community where they go to relax and socialise - yet they pride themselves on wrecking it and having it shut down? Well done folks, and enjoy sitting at home with your cans from Nisa. BrendanJabbers
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

ALI MINIUM KHAN says... and a plastic bag for 5p

Yes tony's... i shopped there for years and years, his favourite line was to the female customers " hello love what can i get you, i can do a do a lot for you my darling"
Priceless...lol, his wife pat used to let him ogle the women who shopped there, but a nice family they are, but yes a bit pricey when he got his special calculator out :-)
ALI MINIUM KHAN says... and a plastic bag for 5p Yes tony's... i shopped there for years and years, his favourite line was to the female customers " hello love what can i get you, i can do a do a lot for you my darling" Priceless...lol, his wife pat used to let him ogle the women who shopped there, but a nice family they are, but yes a bit pricey when he got his special calculator out :-) Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 1

11:05pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Mike23 says...

Well, I'd heard it was a toss up between, a supermarket, mosque or kebab shop with a cafe on the side.
Highfield has always had a tough edge to it, but another supermarket?
What on earth have the people of this country become?

Its no wonder that society has an obesity, gambling, drink and **** problem.
You rely on factory made crap & takeaways. You complain when other cultures come here and make a go of it because you are all too jealous and too thick to see what is going on.

You vote for the same two party nonsense and you fund a elite controlled media by buying into their control mechanisms...newspap
ers, mobile phones, tv and radio.

Even now, the conveniently named Eygptian Goddess of fertilty is giving birth to a new CIA/EU funded islamic terrorist group. But, I guess you all knew that.

Wake up folks, you have just all been sold a pig in a poke; but, in order to hide your embarrassment, you continually avoid the truth.

Why is this country allowing so much immigration? Why is it allowing the infrastructure, the systems, the hospitals, the school to be run down?
Ask yourself, why the banks were allowed to mess things up big style.
Wake up folks...open your eyes. Why?

The answer is so simple. So they can impose a system to control your fear, which normally you would never accept.
It is called mass controlled fascism, you watch and see...
Well, I'd heard it was a toss up between, a supermarket, mosque or kebab shop with a cafe on the side. Highfield has always had a tough edge to it, but another supermarket? What on earth have the people of this country become? Its no wonder that society has an obesity, gambling, drink and **** problem. You rely on factory made crap & takeaways. You complain when other cultures come here and make a go of it because you are all too jealous and too thick to see what is going on. You vote for the same two party nonsense and you fund a elite controlled media by buying into their control mechanisms...newspap ers, mobile phones, tv and radio. Even now, the conveniently named Eygptian Goddess of fertilty is giving birth to a new CIA/EU funded islamic terrorist group. But, I guess you all knew that. Wake up folks, you have just all been sold a pig in a poke; but, in order to hide your embarrassment, you continually avoid the truth. Why is this country allowing so much immigration? Why is it allowing the infrastructure, the systems, the hospitals, the school to be run down? Ask yourself, why the banks were allowed to mess things up big style. Wake up folks...open your eyes. Why? The answer is so simple. So they can impose a system to control your fear, which normally you would never accept. It is called mass controlled fascism, you watch and see... Mike23
  • Score: 1

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