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Sunday, 5 February 2017


Almost certainly had been the Ring O'Bells, at 6 High Street
5 or 7 High Street
(The section of Ringway between the Court Buildings
and the Market multi-storey car park, was where High
Street was situated.
1871                       James Whiteside
1871                       Henry Turner
1875                       Thomas Nicholson (Nixon - see article dated 30th January 1875)
1877 - 84                Richard Bamber
1884 - 89                James Lees
1889                       Elizabeth Tomlinson
1890                       Sarah Ann Turner
1890 - 91               Ellen Gavaghan
1892 - 95               William Eccles
13th August 1895   William Eccles convicted of selling ale out of hours.
28th August 1895    Licence refused.
The name should read 'Nicholson'
Preston Chronicle  30th January 1875
Lot 3.
Preston Chronicle  19th June 1875
TO BE LET, that well-accustomed BEERHOUSE, known as the High Street Inn, High Street, Preston.
Apply - Robert Almond, Withy Trees, Fulwood.
Preston Herald  8th January 1876
Preston Chronicle  1st May 1880
TO BE LET: with immediate possession and liberty to brew own Beer, the "HIGH STREET TAVERN."
Apply, 8, Glovers' Court, Preston.
Lancashire Evening Post  25th July 1889
Henry Gilgrass, coach builder, Back Lane, was charged with having stolen an overcoat, value 30/-, the property of Thomas Rigby, farmer, of Broughton. Mr. Edelston prosecuted and Mr. Cooper appeared for the prisoner.
About 9 o'clock on Tuesday night, the prosecutor stopped his trap at the High Street Tavern for the purpose of delivering milk. He went into the tavern leaving his coat on the seat of the trap outside. He returned in a few minutes, and found that his coat had gone. The following day, the prisoner pawned the coat with Mr. Alston, pawnbroker, Friargate, for 7s 8d, and was taken into custody and charged with theft on the Saturday afternoon by Detective Gardner.
In his defence, Mr. Cooper said the prisoner had previously borne an excellent character, but had lately been addicted to drink, and had scarcely been responsible for his actions. He was a respectable tradesman, and on that account he asked the Bench to deal as leniently as possible with him.
The Magistrates said that taking into account the statement made by the prisoner's solicitor on his behalf, the prisoner would be fined £3 or one Monty's imprisonment. The case would be recorded against him, and if he was brought before them again for a similar offence, he would be dealt with severely.
Preston Herald  21st May 1890

James Whiteside                  30 years                  Beerseller                  b. Preston
Mary Ann Whiteside            27                           Wife                                  do

Richard Bamber                   38 years                 Beerhouse Keeper     b. Preston
Nancy Bamber                     40                          Wife                          b. Walton-le-dale

Ellen Gavaghan                    26 years                 Beerseller                   b. Preston
Ann Gavaghan                     20                          Sister                                   do
Joseph Gavaghan                 18                          Brother                                do
    ?     Gavaghan                  50                          Mother                      b. Ireland

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