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Thursday, 18 October 2012

FLYING HORSE INN, Church Street

FLYING HORSE INN
Church Street
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This is a truly ancient hostelry.
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MINE HOST
1729 - 1732   John Greenwood  (owner James Chorley)
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As far as I am aware, Old Cock Yard runs north to south, and can, therefore,
only have an east and a west side. I'n not sure what Stephen Sartin was trying to indicate.
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The following is an extended extract from the
Rev. Peter Walkden Diaries, that give a flavour to
life in the 18th century:

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1729 Peter Walkden's Diary - extract
Preston Chronicle  7th October 1865
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1729 Peter Walkden's Diary - extract
Preston Chronicle  28th October 1865
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 1729 Peter Walkden's Diary - extract
Preston Chronicle  4th November 1865
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1729 Peter Walkden's Diary - extract
Preston Chronicle 11th November 1865
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1730 Peter Walkden's Diary - extract
Preston Chronicle  7th July 1866
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1730 Peter Walkden's Diary - extract
Preston Chronicle  4th August 1866
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The Flying Horse was, we believe the premises formerly
occupied by Messrs. Addison, Booksellers, and now in
the occupation of Mr. Blacoe, Draper. In the old rate-book
for the township of Preston, to which allusion has been made, 
the next court to Main Sprit Weind, eastward, (now Addison'sYard),
is styled the 'Flying Horse Backside,' the latter term being then
usually applied to courts or passages.
Preston Chronicle  12th August 1865
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The following is taken from "Our Local Industries -
W.H. & J. WOOD, Tobacconists.

"In 1729, when John GREENWOOD, kept the Flying Horse,
a hostelty which seems to have been the Old Dog Inn of its day
...........the FLYING HORSE was a door or two away from
Main Sprit Weind, in Church Street.
Preston Chronicle  15th November 1884.
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The actual position would still seem to be in a lot of
doubt. The evidence seems to be rather contradictory.
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