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Friday, 12 June 2015

AMBY POWER, 4 Dale Street

AMBY POWER
4 Dale Street (off Stanley Street)

The area of Dale Street was populated heavily with people of Irish descent,
mainly employed at the Horrocks' Mill behind Dale Street.
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MINE HOSTS
1859                  George Breakell
1861                  James Oldham
1869 - 70          Ferguson Bolton
1870 - 71   Joseph Duxbury (Ducksbury)  - 29.1.1871, to pay costs of a case against the Sunday      
Act.
1871                 Robert Duxbury  - 7.4.1871, fined 20s plus costs, for breaching the Sunday Act.
1871 - 72         George Fletcher
1874                John Cocker
1874 - 75         John Wilson  -  given as James Wilson, Preston Chronicle 5.6.1875
1875 - 77         James Shaw
1881 - 83        Thomas Sugden
1883        Licence granted on the 29th September 1883, but that was probably the last one..
HOUSE PULLED DOWN.
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Preston Chronicle  20th August 1859
It is probable that the house was not
called "Amby Power" at this time, but the 

following should provide sufficient evidence
of where the name was derived:
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 Preston Chronicle  11th August 1861
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 The Era   11th August 1861
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 I think the amusing part followed the above!
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 The Era  3rd November 1861
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The Era  10th November 1861
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The Era  24th November 1861
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 Birmingham Daily Post  4th December 1861
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Birmingham Daily Post  24th December 1861
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AMBY POWER!!! Glorious and Triumphal
Engagement of six weeks at the Royal Colloseum
Theatre, Liverpool. Can treat with first class 
proprietors for February 9th (1863).
Address:  North Union Hotel, Preston.
THE ERA  12th October 1862
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 Birmingham Daily Gazette  7th January 1864
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"The Amby Power, Dale Street, annual value £16,
rateable value £15; rent £24, Mr. Veever's valuation
£14. 18. 10d. There has been an additional cellar laid
to this house, and the house cleaned through"
Brewster Sessions Report: Preston Chronicle 6th September 1873
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ANOTHER CASE AGAINST THE LICENSING ACT
Robert Spencer and Margaret Spencer were summoned for being in
the Amby Power beer house, Dale Street, during prohibited hours, 
On the 10th inst. The case was proved by DC Whalley, and the Bench
inflicted a penalty of 2s 6d and costs on each.
Preston Chronicle. 30th May 1874
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CENSUS RETURNS
1861
James Oldham                       47 years                      Brewer                   b. Ribchester
Bridget Oldham                     47                               Wife                       b. Ulverston
Jane Oldham                         19                               Daughter                 b. Preston
Alice Oldham                         2                                Daughter                         do

1871
Robert Duxbury                    30 years                     Labourer                  b. Blackburn
Sarah Duxbury                      35                    Wife / Cotton Warper        b. Ireland
Peter Monks                         27                    Boarder / Cotton Spinner   b. Croston

1881
Thomas Sugden                    32 years                     Licensed Victualler   b. Keighley
Alice A. Sugden                    30                              Wife                        b. Devon
Florence Sugden                    2                               Daughter                  b. Otley, Keighley
Maud ? M. Sugden                5 months                   Daughter                  b. Preston

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