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Friday, 19 October 2012

FRENCHWOOD TAVERN, Avenham Lane

FRENCHWOOD TAVERN
27  (later 36)  Avenham Lane
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MINE HOSTS:
1837                  Mr. Whittle
1838                  Joseph Anderton
1841                  John Anderton
1841                  Joseph Anderton
1843                  Mr. Anderton
1847 - 52          Rowland Parkinson   d. 23.8.1864 aged 41 years.
1852 - 57          George Richardson
1860 - 81          John Taylor
1881 - 94          James Grime
1894 - 1902      Charles Lowe
1902 - 14          Thomas Gillow
1917                  James Gorton
1924 -                Thomas Tipping
1926 - 27          John Walmsley
1932 - 48          Harry Baldwin (Henry Balding) ?
1952 - 64          Walter Scott
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Preston Chronicle  11th March 1843
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GAS EXPLOSION
On the 27th April, an explosion of gas took place at
Mr. Rowland Parkinson's Frenchwood Tavern. The 
house has lately undergone considerable alterations,
in the course of which one of the gas pipes in the bar
had been perforated by a nail, which was afterwards
extracted, and this allowed a free admission of gas.

The unpleasant smell occasioned a search with a piece 
of lighted paper, and the consequence was that an 
explosion took place. The damage was not very 
extensive, although coupled with an explosion of
gunpowder, contained in a flask deposited in one of the
drawers of the bar, which together with the flask, was
shattered to pieces. The landlord, who was severely
scorched, had the presence of mind to turn off the main tap.
Preston Chronicle  1st May 1847
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Preston Chronicle  6th March 1852
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Preston Chronicle  2nd October 1852
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Preston Chronicle  3rd April 1852
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Preston Chronicle  9th June 1860
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 Preston Chronicle  26th April 1862
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Preston Chronicle  25th October 1862
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 Preston Chronicle    27th February 1864
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Preston Chronicle  3rd September 1864
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 Preston Chronicle  13th July 1867
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Preston Guardian  17th November 1877
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Lancashire Evening Post   25th November 1941
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Anderton                25 years                     Publican
Martha Anderton            20                              Wife ?

1851
Rowland Parkinson         27 years                      Innkeeper                 b. Kirkham
Jane Parkinson                28                               Wife                         b. Warton
Elizabeth Etterick             7                                 Adopted child          b. Jersey ?
Isabella Leigh                  28                               Servant                     b. Southport ?    

1861
John Taylor                    39 years                      Innkeeper                  b. Preston
Harriett Taylor                40                               Wife                                  do
John Taylor                     16                              Son                                    do

1871
John Taylor                    49 years                     Innkeeper                  b. Preston
Harriett Taylor               50                              Wife                                   do

1881
James Grime                  45 years                     Innkeeper                  b. Preston
Annie Elizabeth Grime    38                              Wife                          b. Warrington
Annie Grime                   13                              Daughter                   b. Knowle Green
Louisa Jane Grime          12                              Daughter                   b. Preston
Catherine Grime             10                              Daughter                            do
Ellen Grime                     8                               Daughter                             do
Emily Maud Grime          7                               Daughter                   b. Ashton-on-Ribble
Mary Grime                    2                               Daughter                   b. Preston
Nancy Jacksons             68                              Mother-in-law          b. Warrington

1891
James Grime                  55 years                    Innkeeper                   b. Preston
Annie E. Grime              48                             Wife                           b. Warrington
Louise Grime                 22                             Daughter                    b. Preston
Catherine Grime            20                              Daughter                            do
Emily M. Grime             17                             Daughter                             do
Ellen Grime                    18                             Daughter                             do
Mary Grime                   12                             Daughter                            do
William Grime                 7                              Son                                    do

1901
Charles Lowe               42 years                    Publican                     b. Liverpool
Mary Lowe                  42                             Wife                           b. Lytham

1911
Thomas Gillow             54 years                    Publican                     b. Preston
Alice Gillow                 54                             Wife                                    do
Lucy Gillow                 23                   Daughter / Assisting in business      do
Eva Gillow                    8                              Daughter                             do
Elizabeth Simpson        21                             Domestic Servant       b.   ?
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