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Monday, 20 February 2012

HIGHLAND LAD, North Street

HIGHLAND LAD
52 North Street
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MINE HOSTS:
1852                    John Birkett
1852 - 53             Mrs. Ann Birkett
1861                    William Turner
1869                    John Patterson - There was a Thomas Patterson at the 'Highland Laddie' Avenham Street.
1870                    Patrick Hastings
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DEATH - On Tuesday last, aged 46 years,
Mr. John Birkett, retail brewer, Patten Street.
Preston Chronicle 3rd July 1852
Although this mentions Patten Street, it is interesting that
North Street and Patten Street are opposite one another
on each side of Walker Street.  I am minded to think that
we are talking about the same place. Perhaps it was on one
of the corners of Walker Street. Anyone know?
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PASSING BASE COIN
Thomas Gaffrey was charged with uttering a 
counterfeit sixpence, and attempting to pass
another. It appeared that on a former occasion
the prisoner succeeded in paying a bad sixpence
to Mrs. Birkett of the Highland Laddie, North
Street, and that on Wednesday, emboldened by
success, he offered another, the baseness of
which was discovered, and Gaffrey was given into
the custody of P.C. Breakell. He was remanded 
till the mint shall have been apprised of the case.
Preston Chronicle  9th April 1853
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JOHN PATTERSON, landlord of the HIGHLAND
LAD, North Street, was summoned by Police
Constables Charnley and Farraday with selling
drink during prohibited hours. The officers visited
the defendant's house on Sunday 22nd August, and
saw several men drinking. They heard a man named
William Kenney (ex-policeman) say, "Make haste
and shut the door." Kenney disputed being there.
Patterson was fined 40s plus costs, or one month
imprisonment.
Preston Chronicle 4th September 1869
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