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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

BLIND FIDDLER, 43 North Road

43 North Road
Pre- 13.2.1841     Thomas Green
Preston Chronicle  13th February 1841
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GUILD TAVERN, 3 Carlisle Street/20 Park Road

3 Carlisle Street / 20 (later 41) Park Road

Synonymous with the Bold Dragoon  (B.D.) with the change of
name occurring around the time of the 1862 Preston Guild.
1838     B.D.        Richard Page
1841                    John Livesey
1851                    John Richmond
1851 - 53            Richard Page  -  also seen written as Richard Pye.
1861     B.D.       Joseph Greenwood    d. c2.10.1863  aged 54 years.
1866                    James Blackburn
1869 - 71           George Greystone (Grayston, Grayson)
1871     G.T.       William Swarbrick  - William Swarbrick married Ellen Lund in 1857; it was her brother William 
                                                                               Lund who was the brewer. William Swarbrick himself although technically 
                                                                               the landlord continued to work, as he always had, as a joiner. pp Dave Swarbrick
1874 - 75           Thomas Sim [Simm]
1875                   John Sumner
1876                   Hugh Taylor
1876 - 77            James Crook
1877                   Joseph Mason
1881                   Thomas Foster
1882                   Thomas Billington
1883                   Harriet Nightingale
1884 - 89           William Nixon (Nickson)
1889                   John Edward Smalley
1890 - 91           Alfred Shaw
1891 - 95           John Akers
1895 - 98           Thomas Rigby
1898 - 99           William Brownlow
1899 - 1900       James Ogden
1900 - 01           Charles Hardy
1901 - 02           Jane Halliwell
1902                  Margaret Radcliffe
1902 - 04          Margaret Ellen Kerr
1907                  Peter Mansfield -  owned by Albion Brewery of Burton on Trent.
At the 1870 Licensing Sessions, there was an objection made to the licence because there was a communicating door between the beerhouse and a provision shop. Licence granted.
Preston Guardian  19th June 1869
William Swarbrick, landlord of the Guild Tavern, Park Road,
was charged with supplying drink during prohibited hours. It
appears that about twenty minutes to eleven o'clock on Sunday
morning, the 3rd inst., the defendant's son was seen by P.D. Dawson 
and P.D. Charnley, to supply drink to a woman at the back door, 
which she took away in a bottle. The case was proved, and
the defendant was fined 20s and costs.
Preston Guardian 16th December 1871
charged with being drunk and disorderly the previous
evening, in Mrs. Heap's Arkwright Arms.
PC Eteson had been called in to expel her, and when
inside, the prisoner, who was drunk, was striking at
a man named Foster, landlord of the Guild Tavern,
Park Road, with a pair of scissors. She would have
blinded him but for the officer, who diverted the blow, 
which he received in the shoulder. The charge of
drunkenness was withdrawn, but she was committed to 
14 days for the assault.
When leaving court she pleaded to be allowed a fire
in her cell.
Preston Chronicle  28th May 1881
Lancashire Evening Post   12th April 1907

Richard Pye                     56 years                        Beerseller                  b. Lancs?
Agnes Pye                       62                                 Wife                          b. Long Preston, Yorks.

Joseph Greenwood         55 years                         Beerseller                  b. Hoghton
Sarah Greenwood           55                                  Wife                          b. Fishwick
Paul Greenwood              13                                 Son                           b. Preston
Mary Ann Greenwood     20                                 Daughter                           do
Sarah Greenwood           17                                  Daughter                           do

William Swarbrick           37 years                        Joiner                        b. Garstang
Ellen Swarbrick               39                                 Beerhouse Keeper    b. Preston
Robert Swarbrick            13                                 Son                                    do
Sarah Swarbrick               7                                  Daughter                            do
William Lund                   30                                  Brewer                     b. Garstang

Thomas Foster                30 years                        Beerseller                  b. Preston
Ellen Foster                     30                                 Wife                                  do

Alfred Shaw                   37 years                        Beerseller                 b. Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire
Mary Shaw                    37                                 Wife                         b. Nelson

BOLD DRAGOON, 3 Carlisle Street

3 Carlisle Street / 20 Park Road
Synonymous with the Guild Tavern

It would appear that in 1838 it opened as the BOLD DRAGOON, and then between 1861 and 1871
the name was changed to the Guild Tavern. My guess is that it was in 1862, at the time of 
the Preston Guild.
And may be entered upon on the 1st November next.

THE BEERHOUSE with PROVISION SHOP adjoining, situate in
Park Road, corner of Carlisle Street, known by the sign of the

The stock to be taken at a valuation. The present tenant is
retiring from business, having occupied the premises in the 
beer trade for twenty-four years.

Apply on the premises
Preston Chronicle  20th October 1855
The above sounds as though it could have been Richard Page, the 
earliest landlord I have a record of. Perhaps he had a manager on
the premises - see MINE HOSTS.
Described as the Bold Dragoon in the Census of 1861.
Joseph Greenwood                55 years             Beerseller                  b. Hoghton
Sarah Greenwood                  55                     Wife                           b. Fishwick
Paul Greenwood                    13                      Son                           b. Preston
Mary Ann Greenwood           20                      Daughter                           do
Sarah Greenwood                  17                      Daughter                           do

NORTH WESTERN HOTEL, 33 Lancaster Road South

33 Lancaster Road South


32 / 33 Lancaster Road South
Became the 'North Western Hotel' in 1871
Situated on the south side of High Street and the west side of Lancaster Road South.
1867 - 77            Joseph Hoyle (owner Joshua Hoyle)
1878                    T. Hoyle [Preston Chronicle 28th December 1878]
1881 - 85             William Moon
1885 - 89             William Gorse
1889 - 98             William Singleton Ashburner.
1910                     Robert Hopkins
1913                     Ellen Ramsbottom
1917                     Robert Lockey   (Lackey)
At the 1877 Brewster Sessions, a licence was granted to Joseph
Hoyle, "Brickmakers' Arms" 33 Lancaster Road South. 

This was a journalist's error.
 Preston Guardian   7th September 1889
Joseph Hoyle                      34 years                        Beerseller                    b. Preston
Mary J. Hoyle                     31                                Wife                                     do
Joshua Hoyle                       7 months                      Son                                      do



Joseph Hoyle                     64 years                        Beerhouse Keeper       b. Preston
Mary J. Hoyle                    61                                 Wife                                     do

BOATMAN'S ARMS, 53 Marsh Lane

53 Marsh Lane
The keystone over the stable-yard entrance indicated that the pub was built in 1900. Alfred Latus was the first
landlord. I think the Boatmans replaced an earlier pub, probably the Fly Boat Tavern.

1901 - 07            Alfred Latus - owned by Alfred Nuttall, Brewer, Blackburn.
1904                   Leonard Hargreaves  (These dates need verifying)
1910                   William Loud
1913                   John Wilson
1917                   Elizabeth Murray
1926 - 27           Joseph Silver
1932                  Alfred Newsham
1933                  Richard Kitchen Dickinson
1936                  Joseph Metcalfe
1940                  John  W. Bebb
1948                  Albert Carroll


BOAT HOUSE, 18 Bridge Street

18 Bridge Street
Probably wants linking to another licensed dwelling.

1838 - 1841      Lucy Lancaster
HELD TO BAIL - At the Town Hall, during the week, William 
Barwise, a shoemaker, of Russell Street, Richard Richardson, a
plasterer, of the North Road, James Sanderson, a piecer, of York Street,
and Thomas Hodgkinson, a butcher, of the Shambles, Lucy Lancaster, 
of Bridge Street, and Betty Calderbank, of Old Chapel Yard, have
been severally held to bail to keep the peace for 12 months.
      Preston Chronicle 26th June 1841
Lucy Lancaster               35 years                 Beer Seller
Mary Lancaster               10                         Daughter
George Lancaster            10                         Son
     ?     Lancaster              4 months              Daughter

BOAR'S HEAD, Friargate Brow

Friargate Brow
This inn is marked on a 1694 Map
held at L.R.O. (see below)
Anthony Hewitson, however, wrote the following in
his notes to the Preston Court Leet Records,
"The "Boarshead" was an inn, and presumably was, or 
stood on the site of, the present 'Boar's Head Hotel,"
near the top of Friargate" He then gave the entry, 
taken from the Records:
"Thomas Worden, Landlord at Boarshead, for suffering 
prople's carts to stand in public street at night, without
any Light at his Door, and for every offence after notice,
we amerce him 6s 8d."
                                                                                                 Court Leet Records October 23rd 1782
The evidence from the 1684 map seems conclusive that
the Boar's Head was on Friargate Brow at that time, and
would seem to lend weight to it being there 100 years later.
Pers. comm.
1684     James Wittoll
1782     Thomas Worden
Fryer's Lane is now Marsh Lane.
The numbers in front of each of the premises is their frontage in feet.

BOAR'S HEAD, 6 Friargate

6 Friargate
 A pre-War 'Boar's Head Hotel' with the tram lines still in situ.
1732                    Widow of William Walmsley  (Owner Mr Walmsley Showley)
1781                   Thomas Worden 
1782                    Robert Cardwell
1807                    John Scott
1807 -                  John Rogerson  d. 7.6.1813 in Blackburn. See below.
1814 - 1817        William Sherrington     d. 15.3.1817
1818                    Christopher Wilcock
1822                    James Wilcock
1825                    Robert Nickson (Nixon)
1835 - 45            John Blackburn
1850 - 65            Peter Howard    -  General News Room in situ in 1853.
1869 - 71            Richard Proctor
1873                    James Talbot
1874 - 78            James Bannister - wife, Martha, died 6.6.1877 aged 43 years
                                                            James died 14.8.1878 aged 48 years *
1880 - 90            William Seed    -  retired, and living at 15 Cross Street in 1901.
1891 - 1910        Joseph Rigby the younger
1913 - 27            Charles William Swift
1932 - 53            William Waldron
1957 - early 60s William O. Scott and G.M.Scott
1970?                  Jean Shipley
  ?                         Rory Liffen
*  On the 25.9.1878, a James Bannister was granted a licence, 'until a buyer could be found'
Could this have been a son, or other relative?
Lancaster Gazette  12th December 1807
DEATH:  On Monday last, in Blackburn, after
a long and tedious illness, which he bore with
patience and resignation, Mr. John Rogerson,
aged 66 years, formerly landlord of the
Boar's Head Inn, in this town.
Preston Chronicle  12th June 1813
It isn't known when he left the Boar's Head.
 Lancaster Gazette  27th August 1814
DEATH:  On Thursday se'enight, 
Mr. William Sherrington, of Preston, Innkeeper.
Lancaster Gazette  15th March 1817
Preston Chronicle  7th November 1818
Lancaster Gazette  14th December 1822
During the night of Sunday last, this town and neighbourhood was
visited by a storm of wind, accompanied by occasional heavy rain,
which exited considerable alarm amongst the inhabitants...... We 
have to record one instance of a hair-breadth escape of several 
members of a family from an instant destruction by the falling of a
chimney. A few minutes before three in the morning, Mr. Blackburn, 
landlord of the Boar's Head Inn, Friargate, who, with his wife and an
infant, and two other children, were asleep in a double-bedded room
in the attic storey of the house, was startled by a loud and unaccountable
crash. This apparent explosion was caused by the falling, a few yards
from his bed, of a stack of chimneys on the roof over an adjoining bedroom.

A king-post to the ridge-beam would appear to have thrown much of
the falling debris into the adjacent bedroom.
Preston Chronicle  28th February 1835
A meeting of the Friends and Admirers of D. O'Donnell Esq., M.P.
was held at Mr. Blackburn's, Boar's Head Inn, Friargate, 
on  8th July 1835.
The "O'Connell Tribute Association"
Chairman of the Association.
Preston Chronicle  18th July 1835
Teacher of Dancing, from Edinburgh.
Respectfully intimates to the Inhabitants of Preston, 
that he will open a Class, at the Boar's Head Inn, on
Tuesday the 9th instant, to give instruction in this
useful and elegant accomplishment.

Days of attendance, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 9 to 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Preston Chronicle  6th August 1836

Preston Chronicle  17th August 1844
Preston Chronicle  6th August 1853
Sale by Auction on 20th October 1881:-
ALL that old-established and well-accustomed PUBLIC HOUSE,
called the BOAR'S HEAD, in Friargate, Preston, with the 
Brewhouse, Stables, Granaries, Washhouse, Outbuildings, and 
Land. The Boar's Head is situated in one of the very best 
thoroughfares in Preston, and has long been well-known as a 
favourite house. Early possession may be had. Stock &c., to be
taken at a valuation.
Further particulars may be had and a plan inspected on
application to Mr. THOMAS SMITH, the Durham Ox, Berry Lane,
Longridge; or Mr. HARRY BANNISTER, 9 Old Shambles, Preston.

                                            EDELSTON & Son, Solicitors, Preston
Preston Chronicle   24th September 1881.
Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
The pumps at the Boar's Head Hotel.

 A display at the Public Hall, advertising the outside
catering services offered by William (Billy) Waldron.
 Judging by the 'phone number, this could relate to the 1950's.
John Blackburn                   45 years                    Innkeeper                b. Lancashire
Ann Blackburn                    35                             Wife                                  do
Edward Blackburn              12                             Son                                    do
James Blackburn                  8                              Son                                    do
Mary Blackburn                   6                              Daughter                            do
Margaret Blackburn             4                              Daughter                            do
Elizabeth Blackburn              2                              Daughter                            do
John Blackburn                     4 months                 Son                                     do

Peter Howard                     37 years                    Innkeeper                 b. Wigan
Margaret Howard               37                             Wife                         b. Walton-le-dale

Peter Howard                     48 years                    Innkeeper                 b. Ince
Magria Howard                  40                             Wife                         b. Walton
Jane Stock                          24                             Servant                    b. Blackbrook, Lancs.

Richard Proctor                  57 years                   Hotel Keeper (Vict)   b. Walton-le-dale
Mary Proctor                      56                            Wife                                       do

William Seed                      36 years                    Publican                   b. Heaton, Lancashire
Margaret Seed                   47                                   ?                        b. Myerscough

Joseph Rigby                      28 years                   Publican                    b. Preston
Mary J. Rigby                     30                            Wife                         b. Fulwood
Ann Rigby                            3                             Daughter                  b. Preston
Mary Rigby                          3 months                 Daughter                          do

Joseph Rigby                      37 years                   Publican                    b. Preston
Mary Jane Rigby                 40                            Wife                         b. Fulwood
Mary Rigby                         10                            Daughter                  b. Preston
Helen Rigby                          2                             Daughter                         do

LEGS OF MAN, Gin Bow Entry

Gin Bow Entry

Thought to be synonymous with "The Board" and the "Ram's Head"

1812                 William Worden
1818                 Mary Worden
1821                 Peter Worden

1825 - 29         Peter Worden (as 'The Board')

The 1818 Dirrectory gave no name for Mary Worden's premises - it
was shown as a dash.

The 1821 record gave the name LEGS OF MAN.

The name for the later records gave the name 'The Board'.

There's nothing certain but I think the two are synonymous with one another.


At Peter Worden's, Gin Bow Entry.

The whole of the BREWING UTENSILS,
used by him, consisting of a copper boiler.
Preston Chronicle 22nd March 1828

BOARD, THE, Gin Bow Entry

Gin Bow Entry

Thought to be synonymous with the Legs of Man, Gin Bow Entry,
during the years 1825 - 1829. I have no idea why, or where, the name originated.

BLUE BELL, 114 Church Street

114 Church Street
1944 - In the Blue Bell, an American
Soldier was killed by a British Soldier
after some taunting about the Battle of
per pro. John Garlington
An older photograph of the  (Ye Olde) Blue Bell
1716                       Widow Hall
1818 - 21               John Moss
1824 - 25               John Mayor
1829                      John Helm
1835 - 38               Mr. Beardsworth  -  Mrs. Beardsworth was nee Livesey. See death notice, 24.10.1835, below.
1839                      Thomas Withnell
1839                      William Whittle
1840 - 42               John Watson
1842 - 56               James Starkie (Mrs Bolton, Manageress in 1846 ?)
1857 - 65               John Walmsley -     licence transferred to Smith by the Administratrix of John Walmsley, to
1865                      Thomas Smith
1868                      Mr. Priest
1869                      Robert Bailey
1870                      Richard Ratcliffe
1871 - 97              Alfred Ratcliffe
1898 - 1901          William Walker
1900  - 01             Henry Miller  (Something not quite right here, between Walker and Miller's presence)
1902                      John White
1903 - 05              William Nicol
1907                      J. Norman Smith
1909                      Jane Smith
1910                      John Green
1913 - 14              John Wright  Went to North Lancashire Hotel, Friargate.
1917                     Thomas Moore
1926 - 27              William Lakeland
?                            Arthur Barnes   -  was at the George Hotel in 1932 after leaving here.
1932                      James R. Morris
1936 - 48              John Richard Clarkson
1970                     James Garlick  - This landlord was present for many years either side of 1970.
1979 - 87              Keith and Karel Horton
1987 - 91              Michael (Mick) and Sheila Costello
1991 - 99              Peter Sayer - former P.N.E. footballer.  pp. Ian Rigby, Official PNE Historian.
DEATH:  Yesterday, aged 59 years, Mr. Oliver Livesey,
father of Mrs. Beardsworth, of the Blue Bell public-house.
Preston Chronicle  24th October 1835 
Preston Chronicle 19th January 1839
Preston Chronicle  3rd August 1839
Preston Chronicle  14th September 1839
Preston Chronicle 11th April 1840

On Monday, John Watson, publican of the "BLUE BELL" in Church
Street, was charged with suffering tippling in his house, on Sunday, the 17th ult., 
during the hours of divine service. The charge having been proved, 
the defendant was convicted in the poenalkty of 10s. and costs.
Preston Chronicle  6th June 1840
Preston Chronicle 5th June 1841
Preston Chronicle 25th June 1842
Preston Chronicle 3rd January 1846
Preston Chronicle 1st November 1851
Preston Chronicle  29th November 1851
Preston Chronicle 30th October 1852
Preston Chronicle 26th November 1853
Preston Chronicle 24th December 1853
Preston Chronicle 3rd February 1855
Preston Chronicle 21st June 1873
Lancaster Gazette  10th October 1877
Preston Chronicle  13th October 1877
Preston Chronicle 14th June 1879

Preston Chronicle 6th August 1881
Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
See also, the superb material on Preston Digital Archives Flickr page:
 Lancashire Evening Post  10th September 1938
John Watson                  25 years             Innkeeper
Lucy Watson                 35                       Wife

John Starkie                  40 years             Wireworker &                b. Warrington
Sarah Starkie                47                       Wife                              b. Northampton

John Walmsley              66 years             Innkeeper                       b. Chipping
Mary Walmsley             65                      Wife                               b. Longridge
John Hoghton                24                      Son-in-law                     b. Preston
Mary Hoghton               23                      Daughter                        b. Grimsargh
Mary Hoghton                1                       Grand-daughter              b. Preston

Alfred Ratcliffe             36 years              Licensed Victualler         b. Over Darwen
Mary Ratcliffe               33                      Wife                                        do
Edith Ratcliffe                11                      Daughter                                 do
Albert Ratcliffe               8                       Son                                         do
Ann Ratcliffe                  5                       Daughter                                  do

Alfred Ratcliffe             46 years             Licensed Victualler          b. Darwen
Margaret  A. Ratcliffe   45                     Wife                                        do
Albert Ratcliffe             18                      Son                                         do
Ann Ratcliffe                 15                     Daughter                                  do

Alfred Ratcliffe            56 years             Licensed Victualler           b. Darwen
Margaret Ann Ratcliffe 55                     Wife                                         do
Jennie Richmond          32                     Daughter (widow)                     do

William Walker           40 years             Publican                           b. London
Mary E. Walker          34                      Wife                                b. Preston    nee. Greenhalgh
William Walker           16                      Son                                          do
Janey Walker              14                      Daughter                                  do
Albert Walker             12                      Son                                          do
Emily Walker              11                      Daughter                                  do
Mary Walker                9                      Daughter                                  do
Sidney Walker              8                      Son                                          do
Edith Walker                6                       Daughter                                 do
Nelly Walker                3                       Daughter                                 do