GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL
7 West Strand View
- now Watery Lane -
1866 - 73 George Richard Booth
1875 - 1907 John Booth
1910 George W. Sharples
1913 - 17 Herbert Birtwistle
1924 Tom Halsall
1926 - 27 Walter Knowles
1932 - 44 James Hartley
1948 George R. Beeston
Preston Guardian 1st September 1866
SALE OF THE GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL
WEST STRAND ROAD, bottom of Fylde Road, Preston.,
Within a very short distance of the Waggon Works, and other manufactories.
On the 21st May 1874
ALL that well-accustomed and modern-built PUBLIC -HOUSE,
erected regardless of expense, in the best possible condition, called
the "Grand Junction Hotel," being well-cellared underneath, and
contains Entrance Lobby, Vault, most elaborately fitted up with
every convenience; two Parlours, Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry,
Brewhouse, Stable and other Outbuildings, a neat staircase leading
up to five capital lofty Bedrooms, Water Closet, &c.
The house is replete with every convenience, newly renovated
throughout, it does, and will, command one of the best business
premises in Preston. There is land left un-built upon sufficient to
erect a house and shop, and the whole of the property is
Freehold and Free from Ground Rent.
Preston Chronicle 2nd May 1874
Preston Chronicle 1st April 1876
Robert Lupton, tailor, sued Richard Booth for £6 13s.,
the price of two suits of clothes supplied to him.
The clothes were supplied in June and October 1875,
and although he made promises to pay for them he
never did. He was a man of independent means, had
sold the Grand Junction Hotel for £1, 850, owned
property in Burnley, had several Railway Shares, &c.,
and was able to pay the whole amount off at once.
An order to pay for it at £2 a month was made, to
commence in a fortnight, or in default, 21 days imprisonment.
Preston Chronicle 13th May 1876
Preston Guardian 16th April 1881
Preston Guardian 18th October 1890
Preston Guardian 1st November 1890
Taken from PNE Football Records Magazine up to the 1906 - 07 Season.
The advert relates to the year 1907.
Magazine provided by Ian Rigby, the Official PNE Historian.
I've left the opposite page showing, because it gives more of the effect for
the Grand Junction advert. I don't know if it says anything about John Booth.
George R. Booth 49 years Lic. Vict. b. Bury
Elizabeth Booth 44 Wife b. Thornton
John Booth 22 Son b. Preston
Mary Booth 16 Daughter do
Margaret Booth 14 Daughter do
John Booth 32 years -widower Innkeeper b. Preston
Ethel Margaret Booth 3 Daughter do
Lilian M.Booth 2 Daughter do
Mabel Booth 1 Daughter do
John Booth 42 years Lic. Vict. b. Preston
Eliza Booth 23 Wife (second) b. Ketley Bank, Salop.
Ellen M. Booth 13 Daughter b. Preston
Lilian M. Booth 12 Daughter do
Mabel Booth 11 Daughter do
Ada G. Booth 2 Daughter do
John Booth 52 years Publican b. Preston
Eliza Booth 32 Wife b. Ketley Bank, Salop.
Ethel M. Booth 23 Daughter b. Preston
Lilian M. Booth 22 Daughter do
Mabel Booth 21 Daughter do
Ada G. Booth 12 Daughter do
Elizabeth D. Booth 8 Daughter do
Edith B. Booth 2 months Daughter do