1 Ladyman Street
There is no doubt that this is synonymous with the
of the same address.
It would seem that there is a little bit of 'Marketing going
on here. 'Braithwaite,' who was the brother-n-law of the
landlord at the time, was also the brewer there.
And it would seem that it was 'a very important fact' that
HIS beer was unrivaled in the town!!
Having said that, it was shown in the 1871 Census as
being called the "Important Fact" as will be seen from
the copy of the Census below.
You'll notice the "Kendal Castle" next door, just above it.
Although this has nothing to do with this pub, the
language contained within it would suggest that the
Braithwaite at the Oddfellows' was related in some
way to the Braithwaite in the advertisement. He
certainly originated from the Lakeland area.Lancaster Gazette 28th February 1818
Preston Herald 25th February 1871
Preston Herald 15th February 1873
A connection here between the brewery and
the retail outlet that he called the "Important Fact"
Preston Guardian 18th September 1875
William Brown 48 years Lic. Vict. b. Blackrod
Margaret Brown 48 Wife b. Hawkshead
William B. Brown 18 Son b. Preston
Elizabeth Brown 16 Daughter do
William Braithwaite 52 Brewer b. Hawkshead
Braithwaite was Brown's brother-in-law, so it may be assumed that Margaret was nee Braithwaite