1732 Widow of William Walmsley (Owner Mr Walmsley Showley)
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 William O. 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
THE O'CONNELL TRIBUTE
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
Mr. J. HARDY
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|
TO CLOSE A TRUST
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
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