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Friday, 17 February 2012

GOLDEN LION, Ward's End

GOLDEN LION
Ward's End
(Known colloquially as 'World's End')
Molyneux Square
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A picture similar to the above appeared in the
Preston Guardian of 16.3.1941, with the caption,
"The building in the picture, the Golden Ball, 
but was previously the "Swan with Two Necks"
(A. WADE.)
The Swan with Two Necks was in the Strait Shambles,
so the above comment was totally wrong. (Pers. comm)
This sketch gives the impression that Ward's End came to an end to the right of
the Golden Lion. It didn't, of course, and many of us will remember walking through Ward's End to the old Ribble Bus Station.
Visitors to the Guild Hall are making a similar journey when they enter that building
from Lancaster Road. The shops on the ground floor are probably standing on the same ground.

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This photograph will help you to get your bearings. The
Golden Lion is just visible on the right hand side(just this side othe girl with a pram)
 looking back towards Lancaster Road, and the Harris Museum.
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MINE HOSTS:
According to some sources, this in has its origins in about 1654, and as such would be one of, if not the oldest inns in Preston........... Personally, I have my doubts.
1839                      Robert Beck
1841                      Joseph Parkinson
1841                      John Dodd
1848                      Thomas Bradshaw
1851                      Mary Johnson
1854                      James Blackburn
1857 - 60              Thomas Wilding
1860                      Joseph Sowerby
1860                      Joseph Buck
1862                      James Ford
1862        Transferred from John Ford to John Entwistle  (Preston Chronicle 5.7.1862
1863 - 66              Peter Entwistle. Transferred in 1866 by Peter Entitled.
1866                      Thomas Morris
1869                      Richard Topham
1871 - 73               Richard Turner
1873 - 84               Thomas Garstang
1884                      John Milner
1885 - 86               Eugene Garstang
1887 - 95              William Newton
1895 - 1905           John Preston Eastham
1907                      Joseph Sheridan
1910 - 13               Thomas Cobham
1914.                     William Nicol - his wife Nancy died 23.11.1919.
1917
1926 - 27               William Cross
1930 - 32               John Barnes
1936                       James Barnes
1938                       Mrs. Higham  - another mention on 23.10.1945.
1940 - 48               Annie Hindle
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Preston Chronicle  13th June 1863
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ON SALE
One set of HOBBY HORSES complete; one
BAGATELLE TABLE and BALLS complete -

Apply T. MORRIS, Golden Lion,
off Lancaster Road, Preston.
Preston Chronicle  16th June 1866
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Dodd                30 years                   Publican
Nancy Dodd             25                            Wife
John Dodd                 2                              Son

1851
Mary Johnson           58 years                   Publican                     b. Penwortham?
Isabella Johnson        28                           Daughter                     b. Chorley
Mary ? Johnson         22                           Daughter                             do
Mary J. Johnson        16                           Daughter                     b. Bolton
Martha Johnson         14                           Daughter                             do

1861

1871
Richard Turner          52 years                  Innkeeper                    b. Salmesbury
Alice Turner              50                           Wife                            b. Chaigley
Alice Turner              24                           Daughter                      b. Leagram
Thomas Turner          23                           Son                                        do
Ellen Turner               21                           Daughter                                do
John Turner               18                            Son                                       do
Catherine Turner        16                            Daughter                     b. Preston            
Esther Turner             12                            Daughter                              do
Charles Turner             6                            Son                                      do

1881
Thomas Garstang       75 years                  Publican                      b. Longton
Elizabeth Garstang      64                           Wife                           b. Salmsbury

1891
William Newton         62 years                  Lic. Vict.                     b. Howick

1901

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1 comment:

  1. Richard Turner was my 4 x great grandfather ... He went on to run the Bowling Green Inn and later died of liver failure aged 53...

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