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Friday, 22 February 2019

PARK TAVERN, Dover Street

24  (later 38)  Dover Street
 The former Park Tavern
The former Park Tavern is the building with the gable end facing the street, with the family vehicle standing outside. I am given to understand that this vehicle, with the addition of a double seat, courtesy of Ribble Motors, doubled as a work and holiday vehicle.
It was no longer a tavern at this point.
 The left hand door was at one time the entrance to the Park Tavern

 William Grantham and his wife Susannah, with three of their eldest children. Mr Grantham had run the 'Preston and Longridge Railway Hotel' in Deepdale Street. His wife, Susannah, was nee Durham, a family that has recurred several times in my research
 An interesting (and absolutely unique) sketch of the view from the Park Tavern.
The Oddfellows Arms stood at the corner of Cunliffe Street, on the oposite side of Park Road.
The building on the left, at the corner of Dover Street, was the Durham Ox Inn.

1838                        John Carroll
1866 - 71                 James Armstead  (Armistead)
1872                        James Clarkson
1876 - 77                John Yates
1878                        Sarah Lovett
1879                        Robert Levett  (Lovett)?
1879 - 86                James Mounsey
1886 - 90                Reuben Hand
1891 - 97                Hannah Hand
1897 - 98                Joseph Durham
1899 - 1901            Robert Holker
1901                       Joseph Durham  -  owner since 1897.
1904                       Joseph F. Catterall
1907                       Thomas Dalton.  Owned by Joseph Durham of the Prince Consort on Stanley Street, Preston.
ON SALE - A first-class BREEDING SOW.
Apply at James Armstead's, Park Tavern, Dover Street.
Preston Herald   8th September 1866
To be Let, A SPACIOUS YARD, with good SHED; Centrally situated.
A blacksmith's shop in full work, adjoining.
Apply to James Armstead, Park Tavern, Dover Street, Preston.
Preston Herald   29th February 1868

Preston Chronicle  23rd December 1876
Preston Chronicle  19th October 1878
Clothes Stolen, woman gaoled
Nellie Merton, alias Lane, alias Gordon, alias Morris, was charged on remand with stealing three boxes of clothes and an umbrella, value in all about £5, the property of Lucy Walker, nursemaid, the prisoner obtaining possession of nearly all of the property of prosecutrix, first pretending to engage her, through a Southport registry office, as nurse to go to Manchester, and then levanting to Preston with the boxes, which had been temporarily left at the railway station.
The prisoner, whilst in Southport, stayed at the West Lancashire Hotel, which she left without the formality of asking for her bill, and the proprietor, Thomas Hayes, now charged her with stealing eight fish knives, value £2, which the prisoner pledged in Preston.
Detective Inspector Halsall  arrested the prisoner at the Park Tavern beer-house, Preston, and recovered all the property.
Head Constable Kershaw said the prisoner had lately come from New York. She was wearing clothes stolen from a Liverpool lady in court. The prisoner pleaded guilty to both charges, adding that she should have left a Cunard liner at Queenstown, where she had a situation to go to, but was brought to Liverpool and thrown on her own resources for a fortnight. She was committed to three months on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently.
Liverpool Mercury   12th April 1890
Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
James Armistead                    36 years                      Beerseller                 b. Preston
Elizabeth Armistead                31                               Wife                        b. Newsham
Sarah Armistead                     6                                 Daughter                  b. Preston
Margaret Armistead                2                                 Daughter                          do
        ?    Armistead                1 day                            Son                                  do

James Mounsey                     49 years                       Beerseller                b. Caton
Margaret Mounsey                31                                Wife                        b. Kendal
William Mounsey                   17                                Son                         b. Preston
James Mounsey                     15                                Son                                  do

Hannah Hand                        49 years                       Beerhouse Keeper   b. Cheadle, Staffs.

Robert Holker                       35 years                       Beerseller                b. Preston
Ellen Holker                          34                                Wife                                do