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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

NORTH LANCASHIRE HOTEL, Friargate

NORTH LANCASHIRE HOTEL
53 Friargate
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A.K.A.  "LIVER HOTEL"  and
"BLACKBURN HOTEL" 
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This is the site of the (Royal) North Lancashire Hotel. It looks as though it's been
provided with a new red-brick facia.
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It seems ironic that a home-brew shop should be standing in the hotel's stead,
for, by all accounts, there was always "Something Brewing" at the North Lancashire.
- And it wasn't always beer! -
MINE HOSTS:
1854  - 55             James Talbot   -  owner Thomas Heaps
1857                      James McGarth
1859 - 60              William Baines
1860                      James Ford
1860                      Richard Houlding
1861                      Thomas Taylor
1861                      Henry Taylor
1862                      William Whalley
1862 - 63              John Kemp  -  probably only called the "Blackburn Hotel" while Kemp was there.
1864                     John Craven
1865                     Mary Ann Turner
1866                     Henry Lawrenson
1866                     Jonathan Fielding
1866                     Robert Fielding
1866                     James Leigh or Leighton
1866 - 67              Humphrey and Jane Green
1869                     William Talbot
1870 - 77              Peter O'Malley
1878 - 79              Thomas McKierney (McKerney)
1879                      Joseph Fenton
1881                      Mary Ann Hayes
1882 - 85              Thomas Worswick
1885 - 86              Joseph Edwards
1886                      Henry Edmunds
1886 - 87              Albert William Charles
1887 - 88              John Kelly
1888 - 91              Mary Kelly
1891                      Thomas Marwood
1889                      Alexander Jamieson ??  Not sure where he fits in.
1891                      John Kenneth
1891 - 92               Esther Smirk
1892                      David Birch
1892                      Richard Blight
1893 - 95               John Eamer
1896                      James Kettlewell
1896 - 98              John Archer
1899 - 1901          William Turner
1901 - 04               Jane Sumner
1907                      William Royle Redford
1910 - 13               Mrs. Jane Sharples
1917                      Robert Parker
1922                      R. Dickinson
1926                      W. Bowker
No references found after this date.
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In 1860, William Baines went to become the Innkeeper of the "East Lancashire Hotel"
at  13 Butler Street. I wonder, in view of the similarity in the name, whether they
were in common ownership?
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TO BE LET, WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION
The LIVER INN, and premises situate in Friargate, Preston,
occupied by the said James TALBOT. The whole or part
of the stock-in-trade and household furniture to be taken
per valuation.
For particulars apply to Mr. THOMAS HEAPS, druggist,
Friargate (the owner), Mr. Richard GORNALL, Broughton,
or Mr. William  ROGERSON, Innkeeper, Bretherton.
Preston Chronicle 21st June 1856
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LIVER INN
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
by Mr. R. DUCKETT, on Wednesday 5th November at 10am
at the LIVER INN, Friargate, Preston.

The whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,
BREWING UTENSILS, and Stock-in-trade of
an innkeeper.
For further particulars see the posters.
Preston Chronicle 1st November 1856
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Preston Chronicle 11th October 1856
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For the convenience of exhibitors, the
annual Walton-le-dale pink show was
this year held in Preston, at Mr. W. Baines's ,
the Liver Inn, Friargate.
The show was well attended.
Preston Chronicle  23rd July 1859
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ROBBERY FROM PUBLIC HOUSE
Mary Ann Hughes, remanded from Monday,
was charged with stealing several drinking
glasses, a silver tea-spoon, a sheet, and a
pot china ornament, the property of Mr.
Holding, landlord of the Liver Inn, Friargate.
After the evidence for the prosecution had
been repeated, the prisoner called her daughter, 
who swore that the sheet and ornament were
her mother's property.
The prisoner was ultimately committed to the
Sessions for trial.
Preston Chronicle 4th May 1861
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"PLAYING AT SOLDIERS" - A CAUTION
At the Police Court on Monday, a young man named William
Pilkington, a fishmonger, was charged with enlisting in the
Royal Marines, under false representations.
Sergeant Dakes stated that, on the 9th inst., he met the
prisoner at the Liver Inn, Friargate. Another person
asked if he would enlist him, to which he replied he would not;
but he added that he would enlist the prisoner, and the 
latter replied that he had been enlisted seven times, and
had paid the smart.

The same evening he met him again in the Liver Inn, where
he measured him &c., and then gave him a shilling. He 
gave the name William Jones.

A notice paper was served on him to appear the following
day, which hehad not attended to. The Bench committed 
the prisoner to gaol for 3 months, as a rogue and vagabond.
Preston Guardian 20th September 1862
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BLACKBURN HOTEL
(late LIVER INN)
53 Friargate, Preston.
Prime HOME BREWED ALE, excellent
WINES AND SPIRITS. A free-and-east
SINGING ROOM on Saturday evenings,
open at Seven o'clock,
and on CHRISTMAS NIGHT.
Admission Free
J. KEMP, Proprietor.
Preston Guardian  20th December 1862
The folllowing week the same advert appeared, with
NEW YEAR'S NIGHT substituting CHRISTMAS NIGHT.
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TO BE LET, the BLACKBURN HOTEL,
Friargate, Preston, with vault attached,
doing a good business. Rent £60 per annum.
Stock about £250. Satisfactory reasons for
leaving. Apply immediately on the premises.
Preston Guardian  28th February 1863
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
By Mr. Richard DUCKETT, on Wednesday next,
at the NORTH LANCASHIRE HOTEL, 53 Friargate.
The whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, brewing plant, 
vault counter with mahogany top, glass window signs,
gas fittings, and other fixtures.

The brewing vessels &c., are nearly new, and in
excellent condition, and will be sold without reserve, as
the proprietor is leaving Preston.
Preston Chronicle 5th August 1865
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Preston Chronicle  6th October 1866
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Preston Chronicle  19th January 1867
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NORTH LANCASHIRE HOTEL, FRIARGATE
P. O'MALLEY
Begs to inform his friends and the public
generally that he has just become
proprietor of the avove INN; that he has
largely improved the establishment; and
that it is his intenton to conduct it with the
utmost respectability, and supply none but
genuine liquors.
AN EXCELLENT BAR PARLOUR; 
FIRST CLASS WINES, SPIRITS, CIGARS, &c.
Preston Chronicle 9th April 1870
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One of the signs of a well-run, orderly house, are relatively few landlords
over a long period of time.
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Conversely, you have the likes of the North Lancashire Hotel, where a week must
have seemed like a lifetime!
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One of the exceptions to the rule, was the 'rule' of Peter O'Malley, a large,
full-bearded Irishman, who seemed to have the measure of his clientelle. It
seemed to be not unusual for licencees who were in trouble with the law, and 
feared poor publicity for their houses, to 'mis-lead' the courts to avoid such 
publicity.
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Such was the case when Peter O'M was summoned for allowing dominoes
to be played in his house. He gave the name of it to the court as
"PRINCE PATRICK'S HOTEL"
which seemed strange, until I found that his father, Patrick, was living
with him (and probably playing dominoes). Hence Prince Patrick's Hotel.
see 1871 Census Return.
 
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PASSING BASE COIN
An old man, named John Thompson, was charged
with attempting to pass a base coin at the North
Lancashire Hotel, Friargate. It appears that on
Wednesday, at about 3.30 in the afternoon, the
prisoner called for a glass, and gave a bad two 
shilling piece.
Patrick O'Malley, the landlord, doubting the coin, 
took it to his son, Peter, who told his father to go
for a policeman.
In the absence of the landlord, the prisoner 
deposited 11 other pieces in a tub in the bar.
Preston  Guardian  27th April 1872
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Preston  Guardian  4th May 1872
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"RINGING THE CHANGES"
John Holden and Ellen Holden, on remand, were charged
with passing counterfeit coins at the house of Mr. O'Malley,
the Liver Hotel, Friargate. The female prisoner was discharged,
as no evidence was offered against her.

In addition to the evidence already given, Mr. W. Brown,
Silversmith, Fishergate, was called, and said he had examined
the florin which the prisoner had attempted to pass, as well as
eleven others which were found in his possession. 

He found them all to be base and counterfeit, and they bore
the year of 1870, with the superscription of Queen Victoria.
The coins were all from the same mould. The prisoner was
committed to the Lancaster Assizes for trial.

Preston Guardian 11th May 1872
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The Preston Home Rule Association
On Sunday evening, a meeting of the members
of the Home Rule Association recently formed
in this town, was held at the house of Mr. O'Malley,
North Lancashire Hotel, Friargate. The room was
crowded, and the chair was occupied by Mr. Gerarty.
Several addresses in favour of Home Rule were
given, and at the close of the meeting a large
number of additional members were enrolled.
Preston Guardian 1st November 1873
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VIOLENT ASSAULT
James Hewing, a rough character, was summoned
for assaulting Peter O'Malley, the landlord of the
North Lancashire Hotel, Friargate. On Friday
afternoon, the 8th, O'Malley had to turn Hewing out
of the house. The defendant went back several
times, and once he pulled the complainant out of
his house by his beard, and kicked him on the legs
till a policeman came up and took him into custody.
He was gaoled for twp months with hard labour.
Preston Chronicle  9th October 1875
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Preston Chronicle  30th September 1876
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TO BE LET, that excellent Public-
house, called the "NORTH LANCASHIRE
HOTEL" in Friargate, Preston.
Apply, Glover Street Brewery.
Preston Chronicle  27th April 1878
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A PUBLIC HOUSE BRAWL
Mary Ann Hayes, landlady of the North
Lancashire Hotel, Friargate, summoned Thomas
Hodgson for assaulting her, on the 1st April.
The complainant said that the defendant struck
her on the breast, and seized her by the throat.
However, his mother had been to the house
that morning, and begged her to withdraw the
charge. She would do so if the defendant
would promise not to annoy her again. 

The Chairman asked the defendant if he would 
do that and pay the costs? The defendant said 
he did not wish to pay a farthing. The complainant
herself had struck him in the presence of P.C. Lord,
who told her she must not do that again in his presence.

The police were never out of the house. The defendant 
said that she struck him often, and she replied,
 "Well, it serves you right" (laughter in court)

Fined 11shillings and costs, or 14 days.
Preston Guardian 23rd April 1881
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A TROUBLESOME FELLOW
Thomas Hodgson was charged with refusing
to leave licensed premises and assaulting the
police. P.C.Lee said he was called to the North
Lancashire Hotel, Friargate, the previous night, 
and when forcibly ejecting the prisoner he was
kicked on the shins and struck in the face.
The prisoner said that the police had a spite
 against him. He was charged not long ago with
annoying the landlady,mMary Ann Hayes, and
she said he was now worse than ever. He was
sent to gaol for one month with hard labour.
After leaving the court the prisoner  commenced
crying.
Preston Guardian  14th May 1881
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THE NORTH LANCASHIRE HOTEL, Friargate,
TO LET  -  Apply on the premises or
17 Jordan Street, Preston.
Preston Chronicle  18th July 1885
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JOSEPH EDWARDS
Wishes to inform his Friends and the
Public generally,
That he has left the "SPRINGFIELD INN,"
and taken the "NORTH LANCASHIRE HOTEL."
Friargate Brow, Preston, 
where he will be glad to see his Friends once again.
Preston Chronicle  8th August 1885
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Preston Guardian  18th November 1893
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CENSUS RETURNS
1861

1871
Peter O'Malley                   33 years                  Lic. Vict.                       b. Ireland
Ellen O'Malley                    34                           Wife                                     do
Ann R. O'Malley                 2                             Daughter                      b. Preston
Mary E. O'Malley               1                             Daughter                               do
Patrick O'Malley                59                            Father / farm labourer   b. Ireland

1881
Mary Ann Hayes                35 years Unm.         Lic. Vict.                       b. Hapton
Phoebe Robinson               17                           Servant                          b. Liverpool

1891
John Kenneth                     40 years                  Lic. Vict.                       b. Cheadle, Staffs
Lucy Kenneth                     41                           Wife                             b. Nottingham
Florence Kenneth               16                           Daughter                       b. Liverpool

1901
William Turner                   47 years                   Publican                        b. Highter Walton
Elizabeth Turner                 50                           Wife                              b. Bamber Bridge
John J. Turner                    23                            Son                              b. Higher Walton

1911
Jane Sharples                    36 years widow        Lic. Vict.                      b. Richton
Alice Sharples                   11                            School                          b. Great Harwood
Hannah Riley                     35 married               Servant                         b. Huddersfield
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