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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

JUDGE AND STRUGGLE, High Street

JUDGE AND STRUGGLE
61 High Street
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Became the "ORMSKIRK TAVERN"
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Not sure where this name came from, but 'The Struggle'
was a periodical newspaper that was published by 
Joseph Livesey, the Temperance Movement Founder.
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Austin Healey, the landlord of the pub in 1865, was also
a bookseller who lived at 22 Ormskirk Road. Perhaps
'The Struggle' was something that he sold in his shop, 
or perhaps it was just a playful gesture against the 
Temperance Movement

Where the 'judge' part come from I don't know,
but High Street was a traditional way for the judges
to enter and leave the town when the Quarter
Sessions were being held.
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 There was also an entrance to the High Street
pub from the side of 22 Ormskirk Road.
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MINE HOST:
1861 -66      Austin Hartley
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Preston Guardian  25th February 1865
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Preston Guardian  15th April 1865
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NOTICE
I, AUSTIN HARTLEY, of 22 Ormskirk Road,
and 61 High Street, hereby gives notice that I
will not be responsible for any debt or debts my
wife, MARY HARTLEY (Fullalove), may contract
after this date.
MAY 13th 1865.
Preston Chronicle 13th May 1865

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Preston Guardian  17th June 1865
42 Ormskirk Road is a mis-print for 22.
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Preston Guardian  3rd March 1866

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Preston Guardian  29th September 1866
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This one is interesting because it refers to an application to change its name
almost 15 years after it had been called that name. It obviously caused
some amusement in the Court.
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Preston Guardian  6th November 1880
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CENSUS RETURN
1861
Austin Hartley            38 years             Bookseller                 b. Brackley, Northants.
Mary Hartley             37                      Wife                                   ?
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