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Saturday, 20 June 2015

PORT ADMIRAL HOTEL, Lancaster Road

Port Admiral Hotel
156 (later 132) Lancaster Road
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 North Road Cycles sounds mis-placed standing at the junction of Lancaster Road and High Street (now better known as Ringway). They did have their origins on North Road.
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The 'Port Admiral Hotel', a little further along Lancaster Road, stood at the corner of Saul Street, and has been replaced by the Crown Court buildings. In fact, just in case you're interested, a seat in the dock in courtroom number three, is the equivalent to a seat in the taproom of the old inn!!
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 A full frontal of this magnificent edifice to William Bond, Importer / Exporter, and stonemason
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 BUT WHOSE GARDEN WAS IT IN?
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MINE HOSTS
                                         Property built and owned by William BOND  d.1859

1854 - 61                      James Gardner     -  wife, Eliza. d. 3.5.1860 aged 53 years.
1861                             Alice Turner
1862 - 66                     William Robinson
1868 - 75                      Jonathon (Jonathan) Westray
1876                             John Wearden
1877                             Thomas Henry Miller
1878                             Peter Wearden
1881                             Joseph Edwards
1881                             Stephen Cranshaw
1882 - 87                     William Lees        d. 28.6.1887
1887 - 88                      Eliza Lees
1889 - 92                      Thomas Cartmell
1892 - 96                      William Gorse
1896 - 97                      Charles Robert Halton
1897 - 98                      John Henry Waddington
1898 - 99                      George Jackson
1899                              Ellen Jackson
1899                              Joseph Owen
1900 - 1902                  Thomas Askham
1902 - 10                      John Pearson
1913                              Edward Watt
1917                              William Henry Gornall
1926 - 27
1930 - 32                      Thomas Woodacre
1936                              Thomas S. Clarkson
1940                              Hubert Hartley
1940                              Thomas Vasey Monkhouse    d. 30.12.1940
1947 - 69                      Charles Hallett (wife Rose)
CLOSED 
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 W. Bond is the man who built and owned the Port Admiral Hotel.
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 It's interesting to note that W. Bond had several connections to boats, ships, the sea, etc.
Bell's Life   Sunday 11th September 1842
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 Preston Chronicle  2nd March 1844
William Bond held a large number of shares in the
Bonded Warehouses  when they were sold, following
his death in 1859. 
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 Preston Chronicle  16th November 1844
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 Westmoreland Gazette  8th March 1845
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 Preston Chronicle  9th August 1845
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Preston Chronicle  3rd October 1846
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DEATH:  On the 4th February 1853, Mrs. Jane Gardner,
of the George and Dragon Inn, Lancaster, greatly respected
by all her friends and acquaintances' 
Blackburn Standard Wednesday 9th February 1853
* It would seem reasonable to assume that James Gardner's family had
something to do with the George and Dragon Inn, both from the above
death notice. and the two items below.
JANE COULD HAVE BEEN A SISTER-IN-LAW, or  more closely related. 

 Lancaster Gazette   4th March 1854
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 Preston Chronicle  22nd April 1854
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 Kendal Mercury  13th May 1854
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Clearly, an application for a full licence had been made in 1853.
Preston Chronicle  29th July 1854
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 Preston Chronicle  13th September 1856
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Bradford Observer  2nd April 1857
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 Preston Chronicle  18th June 1859
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 Preston Chronicle  5th April 1862
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 Preston Chronicle  4th February 1865
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 Preston Chronicle  30th June 1866
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 Kendal Mercury  7th July 1866
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Preston Chronicle  18th August 1866
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 Westmoreland Gazette  2nd November 1867
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Preston Chronicle  4th April 1868
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 Preston Chronicle  11th April 1868
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 Preston Chronicle  18th July 1868
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 Preston Chronicle  17th April 1869
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 Preston Chronicle  2nd April 1870
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 Preston Chronicle  26th November 1870
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 Lancaster Gazette  26th November 1870
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 Preston Chronicle  4th March 1871
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Preston Chronicle  6th May 1871
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Preston Chronicle  16th September  1871
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 Preston Chronicle  6th January 1872
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Preston Chronicle  11th July 1874
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 Preston Chronicle  23rd August 1873
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Preston Chronicle  7th November 1874
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Preston Chronicle  2nd January 1875
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 The Era  12th March 1876
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 Preston Chronicle  23rd June 1877
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 Preston Chronicle  20th October 1877
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 Preston Chronicle  6th December 1879
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 Preston Chronicle  6th August 1881
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Preston Chronicle  2nd July 1887
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Blackburn Standard  16th July 1887
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 Preston Chronicle  29th March 1890
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 Preston Chronicle  27th August 1892
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Manchester Courier  14th August 1900
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 Lancashire Evening Post  17th August 1900
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Lancashire Evening Post  25th January 1901
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Lancashire Evening Post  26th July 1930
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Lancashire Evening Post  20th January  1933

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 Lancashire Evening Post  7th June 1935
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 Lancashire Evening Post  9th July 1946
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 Lancashire Evening Post  22nd January 1941
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 Lancashire Evening Post  30th May 1946
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 Lancashire Evening Post  16th December 1946
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 Lancashire Evening Post  20th February 1969
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 The writing is that of a correspondent to this website.
Lancashire Evening Post  20th February 1969
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Lancashire Evening Post  2nd July 1969
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Lancashire Evening Post 1969
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Lancashire Evening Post  
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Lancashire Evening Post  Late 1969?
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 Lord Nelson, who later took pride of place in the
Trafalgar Hotel, Nelson.
I believe he's now owned by a man in Burnley. 
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Charles Hallett, the last landlord at the Port Admiral.
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 Lancashire Evening Post   15th April 1983
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CENSUS RETURNS
1861
James Gardner                       58 years                         Innkeeper            b. Westmoreland
Ann Gardner                          27                                    Daughter                           do
Ellen Gardner                         29                                    Daughter                          do

1871
Jonathan Westray                   48 years               Licensed Victualler            b. Workington
Ellen Westray                         37                                    Wife                             b. Liverpool
Henry D. Westray                  17                                     Son                               b. Preston
Martha Westray                     15                                     Daughter                            do
Hannah Westray                     13                                    Daughter                            do
Margaret Westray                   6                                      Daughter                            do
Nina Westray                          4                                      Daughter                             do
William Westray                      1                                      Son                                     do

1881
Stephen Cranshaw                 48 years                            Innkeeper                          b. Mellor
Mary A. Cranshaw                48                                     Wife                                  b. Preston
Mary A. Cranshaw                12                                     Daughter                                    do

1891
Thomas Cartmell                    54 years                       Innkeeper                     b. Preston
Alice Cartmell                        63                                    Wife                                        do

1901
Thomas W. Askham              42 years             Hotel Proprietor       b. Thurlton? Norfolk
Tirsa ?    Askham                   40                                     Wife            b. Penistone, Yorkshire
Effie Askham                         21                                      Daughter                     do
Collin Askham                        3                                       Son                               do

1911