17 Eldon Street
1886 - 87 Robert Almond
1887 - 90 Esther Almond
1890 - 91 John Matthews *1
1897 - 98 William Henry Aspinall
1898 - 1901 Charles Halton
1901 William Hopkins
1901 - 05 James Whittingham
1907 William Nicol
1910 John Hartley
1913 John Marquis
1917 William Ainsworth
1924 Mrs. Margaret Ainsworth
1926 - 27 William Craven
1932 - 44 William Henry Murphy
1948 William Rockcliffe
*1 I have a note that at some point in the 1890's John Matthews handed the licence over to James Whittingham. One or both must have had two separate periods at the Eldon.
TO BE LET, the ELDON HOTEL.
Tenders for the above, stating rent and references,
are invited. The highest rent offered not necessarily
accepted. Preferences will be given to a tenant who
will brew on the premises, and tenant can have a
lease for 5 or 7 years if desired.
Tenders to be addressed to ROBERT Y. KNAGG,
North End Commercial School, St. Peter's Street.
and to be sent in not later than Tuesday next, 25th February.
Preston Chronicle 22nd February 1890
IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT CORPORATION LICENCES:
.............whether the Eldon Hotel was built at the Corporation's
expense I don't know, but in the article it says:-
"Some years ago they (the Corporation) were offered £500 for
one of their licences for what is now the Eldon Hotel. The
Council, however, rejected the offer, and two years later the
applicant got the licence for nothing."
Preston Chronicle 29th July 1893
John Matthews 47 years Publican b. Leyland
Sarah Matthews 47 Wife b. Chorley
John Matthews 14 Son b. Leyland
Ada J. Matthews 11 Daughter do
William Matthews 5 Son b. Preston
Charles R. Halton 39 years Publican b. Preston
Helen Halton 39 Wife do
Eda Halton 14 Daughter do
Beulah Halton 6 Daughter do
Gladys H. Halton 4 Daughter do