A call to Arms to keep an age-old pub trading

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Carrying on from last week’s Walton theme I thought it would be worth visiting one of the pubs in the area.

This is the Bricklayer’s Arms on Walton Terrace, photographed here in 1962 by John Sale. The history of this pub stretches back at least 250 years and the building itself is much older, although it doesn’t give that impression from its outward appearance. The frontage has been altered many times over the years.

The sign leaning against the ground floor window is for the Granada cinema in the High Street and advertises films that are screening at the time. The cinema has since become Gala Bingo. The Bricklayer’s Arms has been under the ownership of the same family for the last 20 years or so and just recently the pub has been put up for sale. Let’s hope a suitable buyer can be found to carry on trading in one of the town’s longest established pubs.

VIDEO: Shows how the Bricklayers Arms looked in 1962 compared to today.