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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

LAMB HOTEL, Church Street

LAMB HOTEL
82 - 83 Church Street
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MINE HOSTS:
Prior to 1818            Benjamin Paley.   d. 14.12.1825 aged 46 years.
1818 - 24                 Alice Guy - this family are probably the derivation of 'Guy's Row' - straight across
                                                              from the, then, 'Holy Lamb'
1825 - 32                Launcelot Lawrenson
1841 - 43                William Sergeant
1845 - 54                Robert Hitchen (or Hitchin)
1855 - 59                George Longworth
1859 - 62                John Singleton
1862                       Robert Kitchen
1865 - 69               John Byron McNeil
1869 - 73               Benjamin McNeil

                         The name of the hotel changed in August 1874,
                           from the "Holy Lamb" to the "Lamb Hotel."

1877 - 79               James Sharrock
1879 - 82               Thomas Bonney - wife, Ellen, died 14.3.1882 aged 47 years.
1883 - 84               Richard Ashworth
1884                      William Nowell
1884 - 85               Catherine Nowell
1886 - 88               William Henry Tipping
1888 - 89               Robert Aspden
1890 - 92               Edwin Blackburn
1893                      John William Whiteside
1893 - 94              James Trainer - Ex-PNE player - Goalkeeper.  In an August 1893 edition of the Preston Herald, there was a small article announcing that J.T. had just taken over at the
Lamb Hotel, and inviting fans of PNE to go and see him, together with the Lancashire Cup, that was on view there.
1894 - 96              Lawrence Henry Hornby
1896 - 97              Ellen Preston
1897                     Robert Wilkins
1899 - 1901          William Seed
1902                     Thurston Walker
1902                     William Prescott
1904 - 05              Mrs. Mary Whalley
1907                     J. Brown
1910                     Alfred Wilder
1913 - 17             Thomas Blogg
1924                     Sam Hesketh
1944 - 48             James Harrison
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Preston Chronicle 7th January 1832
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Preston Chronicle  21st April 1832
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FROM WHITWORTH
W. T. HARTLEY
Surgeon
HAS set up a Shop at the HOLY LAMB, Church Street,
(near to the House of Correction), where he practices all
the various branches of SURGERY.

W.T.H. is the oldest practitioner in bone setting of
the Whitworth Branch.

NB. Ulcers, Cancers, Fistulas, green and old wounds
perfectly cured. All sorts of Whitworth Rubbing Bottles,
Salves, &c., on Sale.
Preston Chronicle  2nd July 1836
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
by Mr. Joseph Counsell

At the HOLY LAMB INN, Church Street, on the
7th and 8th November 1843.

The HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and other effects,
the property of Mr. Wm. Sergeant, who is leaving 
the Premises, and from whom any other particulars 
may be had.
Preston Chronicle  28th October 1843
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Preston Chronicle  13th August 1853
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HOLY LAMB INN, CHURCH STREET
GEORGE LONGWORTH
(Late of the Black Horse, Friargate)
Begs to inform his Friends and the Public that he
has taken and entered upon the HOLY LAMB INN,
where it is his intention constantly to keep a prime
glass of ALE. the choicest SPIRITS, and nest WINES.
GOOD BEDS.
Preston Chronicle  10th March 1855
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At the Brewster Sessions, on the application
of Mr. Ascroft, the sign of the "Holy Lamb Inn,"
Church Street, was changed to the "LAMB INN."
Preston Chronicle  29th August 1874
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A Change – 
A sign of one of the public houses in Church Street – the ‘Holy Lamb’ which is not a very appropriate name for such an establishment – has just been changed to the ‘Lamb Hotel’ and a correspondent, noticing the alteration, sends us the following :


(Improved Sign)


‘Aught for a change’, so sing both great and small

‘Is better than to have no change at all

See me the public friend, who calls me foe ?

Templar, thy draught so cold forbear to throw –

With a new name that’s void of all pretence.

And a new face that betokening innocence ;

That’s me, but if my good things men abuse

Cast not the blame on me who cannot choose;

Nor think, if ‘holy’ I’m writ down no more.

I’m much less holy than I was before ;

I claim to be no holier than I am;

‘And ‘do thou likewise’ quoth McNeil  his Lamb
 Preston Chronicle Nov 7th 1874

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But it's still being referred to as the "Holy Lamb" in this article
Preston Herald  3rd February 1877
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Preston Chronicle  2nd June 1877
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A meeting of the creditors of JAMES SHARROCK, 
the Lamb Hotel, Church Street, was held at the office
of Mr. J. Thompson, solicitor, Lune Street, on Tuesday.

Mr. Richard Robinson, Spirit Merchant, was appointed
Chairman. The statement of affairs showed unsecured
 creditors, £816. 12.10d; creditors for rent and rates,
£104.9.1d; total liabilities £921.1.11d.
Assets were estimated at between £350 and £400.

It was resolved that the affairs of the debtor be liquidated 
by arrangement and not in bankruptcy.
Preston Chronicle  24th May 1879
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 Preston Chronicle  28th June 1879
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Preston Chronicle  12th March 1881
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Preston Chronicle  14th October 1893
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GUILD WEEK - To Let, the WINDOWS (including bay) of the Lamb Hotel, Church Street. Also Seats for Stand, best position in town. Apply Proprietor.
Preston Herald  20th August 1902
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TO BE LET
THE LAMB HOTEL, CHURCH STREET, PRESTON.
Free from brewers and one of the best situations in town.
Apply: ANDREW McNEIL, Church Street, Preston.
Lancashire Evening Post  11th September 1907
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R.A.O.B. G.C. FRIENDSHIP LODGE No. 972, will REOPEN at LAMB HOTEL, CHURCH STREET, PRESTON,TOMORROW (THURSDAY) EVENING, November 11th 1926, 8pm prompt.
All Brothers cordially invited. Host: Bro. B. Gillett, Acting Secretary, Bro. H. B. Bradshaw, C.P.
Lancashire Evening Post  10th November 1926
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
William Sergeant                 30 years                     Innkeeper                     
Mary Ann Sergeant             25                              Wife
John Sergeant                       4                               Son
Alice Jane Sergeant              2                               Daughter

1851
Robert Hitchin                    40 years                     Innkeeper                     b. Millom?, Yorkshire
Anne Hitchin                       36                              Wife                            b. Waddington

1861
John Singleton                    39 years                     Publican                       b. Goosnargh
Isabella Singleton                35                              Wife                            b. Preston
Jane Singleton                     11                              Daughter                               do
John Singleton                      9                               Son                                       do

1871
John Byron McNeil            32 years                    Innkeeper                     b. Scotland
Mary A. McNeil                30                              Wife                            b. Preston
Mary A. McNeil                 3                               Daughter                              do
Emma McNeil                    1                                Daughter                             do
Agnes E. McNeil                5 months                   Daughter                              do

1881
Thomas Bonney                 52 years                    Lic. Vict.                      b. Singleton
Ellen Bonney                      47                             Wife                            b. Cuerden
Alice Bonney                     24                              Daughter                     b. Westby
James Bonney                    14                             Son                             b. Preston
Ellen Bonney                      85                             Mother                        b. Moss Side
Annie Bonney                    32                              Niece                          b. Claughton

1891
Edwin Blackburn               30 years                    Publican                       b. Accrington
Mary Blackburn                24                             Wife                            b. Preston
Amy Blackburn                 6                               Daughter                      b Accrington
Catherine Blackburn          4                               Daughter                               do
Olive Blackburn                5 months                   Daughter                      b. Preston

1901
William Seed                    28 years                    Publican                       b. Preston
Esther Seed                      25                             Wife                  b. Oakengates, Shropshire
Eli Seed                             1                              Son                             b. Preston
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1 comment:

  1. Fred Bamber became the tenant of the Lamb Hotel which was one of two pubs in Preston owned by Greenalls Brewery, the other being the New Ship Inn on Watery Lane by the docks - my father ran both pubs for about 6 weeks at the beginning of the 1960s with my mother tenant at the Lamb whilst my father was tenant at the New Ship ... prior to the Lamb my father had been the local boxing promoter with shows in Preston, Blackburn etc on a regular basis from the mid 1940s

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