IN September, 1990, we reported on the transformation of the Halfway House on Worsley Road, Farnworth.

This early 19th century pub was for many years known as The Original Halfway House and was a real landmark in the town. It was once a meeting place for ex-servicemen from the Boer and Great Wars and throughout its history was known as a favourite haunt of proud servicemen.

By 1990, the pub was under new management and promoting such attractions as karaoke on Friday night as well as family karaoke on Sunday afternoons. Extended happy hours saw the likes of Heineken and dark mild available for a £1.

New landlord Dave Nightingale told us the pub’s refurbishment had tried to retain the traditional character of the popular Boddingtons pub and he is pictured with members of the pub’s rounders team, from left, Tina Quigley, Tracey Norfields, Jackie Wells and Tracy Bower.