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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

NORTH END HOTEL, Corporation Street

Corporation Street
Built and owned by Matthew Brown Brewery.
This building used to be on the site of the
"Bowling Green Inn"
but whether it is wholly, partially, or not at all the
same building as that, I don't know.
The bowling green itself was to the rear of this building
backing onto the properties on Friargate.
Furthermore, there is good reason to believe that
the building had previously been known as the "NEW DUKE"
The "North End Hotel" took its name from the
stretch of the canal wuich runs from Aqueduct Street
into the basin at the back of the old Public Hall.
It may be recalled that it was intended to continue
the canal across the Ribble, but they ran out of money.
That resulted in goods being carried by rail, across
Avenham Park, under Fishergate, and on to the 
canal basin.
To the people south of the river this would be
"The North End" 
I think this was taken post-1904, because the building on the right, which used to be
the North End Hotel, is being used by a 'Preston Film' business.
1888 - 89               Joseph Brown
1889 - 90               William Kershaw
1890 - 91               Robert Gardner
1891 - 98               Frederick William Dickenson  - Former PNE  RUGBY player -    
          In 1889 Dickenson's wife, Fanny E. was the landlady at the Black Bull, Friargate.
1899 - 1901           Robert Taylor
1901 - 04               Arthur Waiting.  
William KERSHAW commenced business in 
September 1889 with capital of £200.
The NORTH END HOTEL was profitable
while the Circus remained, but after that
it was a losing concern. Just before the
circus was removed he started a Music Hall
in connection with the house. This cost him
£8 - £10 per week to work, for payment of
artistes and so forth. Sometimes the receipts
came under the payments in wages.
Preston Chronicle  16th August 1890
Frederick Dickinson, landlord of the North End
Hotel, made an application for a music licence.
He had a room in every way suitable for the
purpose, and had a licence for singing previous
to the Bench refusing to renew them last year.
In answer to the Bench's question as to why he
wanted the licence, he explained that he wanted it
to entertain his customers. He went on to say
that singing had been caried on as usual up to
the last fortnight since the licence was refused,
but not by paid artistes.
Preston Chronicle  20th May 1893
Frederick Dickenson           35 years                    Publican                   b. Horwich
Fanny E. Dickenson            34                             Wife                         b. Preston
Ada L. Dickenson               12                             Daughter                           do
Maggie Dickenson               10                             Daughter                          do
Emily Dickenson                   6                              Daughter                          do
Fanny Dickenson                  2                              Daughter                          do

Robert Taylor                     35 years                     Lic. Vict.                  b. Huddersfield
Louis Taylor                       36                              Wife                         b. Tunbridge Wells
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