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Sunday, 5 February 2012

COTHERSTONE, The, Lawson Street

(THE) COTHERSTONE INN
32 Lawson Street.
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The "STAR INN" was known by this name at one time (1843 - ?)
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In a lecture given by William Dobson at the Central Working
Men's Club, in 1866, he referred to a pub in c. 1843 being called
"THE COTHERSTONE," after the 1843 Derby Winner - but in
a year or two, the racer going to oblivion with sportsmen, it was
daubed out, and the sign is now the "STAR INN."
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MINE HOST:
1843 - 44     John Harrison
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Preston Chronicle  3rd February 1844                                           It would seem Harrison's association with horses was the motive for renaming the Star Inn.                                                   It returned to being the 'Star Inn' at  later date.
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