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Saturday, 12 January 2013

NORTH WESTERN HOTEL, Fishergate

NORTH WESTERN HOTEL
72 Fishergate
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MINE HOSTS:
1873 - 77              William Shaw
1877 - 84              Richard Lomax    d. 12.1.1892 aged 57 years at the "Queen's Hotel" Leyland.
1885 - 88              Stephen Quinn
1888 - 91              Alexander Jamieson
   ?                         Esther Smirk  (PC. 19.8.1893)
1892                      Mrs. W. Poole  -  shown as Mary Ann Poole in Court Records.
1893                      James Green
1894                      Thomas Bradley
1895 - 97              Albert Edward Woods
August 24th 1898   Renewal of licence not sought. House pulled down.
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Taken from the Brewster Sessions Report 
Preston Chronicle  6th  September 1873
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BILLIARDS
Mons. Adrian Izar, from France, gave a wonderful
and very interesting entertainment, at the NORTH
WESTERN HOTEL,  Fishergate, Preston, on Friday
evening last, in the shape of a game of billiards, in
which he gave Mr. Timbrell, of Liverpool, 100 out
of 500.

Mon. Izar played the balls by merely twisting them 
with the thumb and finger, not using the cue.

The French gentleman won.
Lytham and Kirkham Times 17th September 1873
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Application was made for an order for the confirmation
of the removal of the licence from the Stoneleigh Abbey,
to the North Western Hotel. Mr. Harding was the owner 
of the premises, and had accepted the decision of the Bench
that the new wing to the premises should not be used as
vaults. The door had been made built up, and the place was
being made into a coffee room. He thought the premises
formed a marked contrast to the Stonleigh Abbey Hotel, 
which was in a dangerous condition.
The license was was confirmed.
Preston Chronicle 4th October 187
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 Preston Chronicle  4th October 1873
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Preston Chronicle  4th September 1875
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Preston Chronicle  11th December 1875
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Preston Chronicle  5th June 1880
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Preston Chronicle  29th April 1882
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REMINISCENCES OF THE WEST SIDE
OF FISHERGATE RAILWAY BRIDGE
"On the western side of the bridge there used to be s
number of cottages, with white-washed fronts, also shops.
There was also the well-known Stoneleigh Abbey Hotel, 
occupied by Mrs. Leigh.

The places were entirely pulled down to make way for the
new bridge and railway widening. On the west side of the
 bridge there is now the large branch carriage depot of
Messrs. W. Harding & Co., and part of the block is occupied
as a furniture warehouse by Messrs. Dawson.

Contiguous is the building formerly occupied as a private
residence by the late John Bairstow. It is now the North
Western Hotel, with the spirit vaults at the higher end.

The Bairstow Memorial Chapel was erected in 1869 in 
memory of J.B., a munificent benefactor of the church.
He was a partner in the firm of Horrockses, Miller & Co,
long before the late Alderman Miller was connected with it.

Mr. Bairstow, a native of Halifax, was one of the apprentices
of Mr. John Horrocks, the founder of the cotton trade in Preston;
and after his retirement from business he occupied for many
years, the house in Fishergate now known as the North 
Western Hotel, crowning "a youth of labour with an age of ease."

He died on 7th December 1868 aged 90 years.
Preston Chronicle 22nd July 1882
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MARRIAGE - On the 7th December 1875, at Christ
Church, by Rev. Raymond Firth, Joseph Adam, youngest son
of the late James Parkers Esq., of Italian Villa, Winckley
Square, to Eleanor, youngest daughter of Mr. William Shaw,
North Western Hotel, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 11th December 1875
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Preston Chronicle  14th October 1882
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WANTED, JUVENILES
Lady and Gentleman, very tall,
Responsible and Walking Gentlemen,
Utility Ladies and Gentlemen,
for Patrick Kinsella's Tour.
Rehearsal November 9th.
All must send cartes, terms, references.
Good Scenic Artistes and Properties,
write Cameron and J. H. Hackett,
address, North Western Hotel, Preston.
ERA  4th November 1882
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Preston Chronicle  16th December 1882
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Preston Chronicle  27th January 1883
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Preston Chronicle  29th September 1883
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WHERE TO DINE IN PRESTON
The Best and Cheapest Ordinary, Daily at One o'clock
NORTH  WESTERN  HOTEL
OPPOSITE THE CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, AND NEXT TO HARDING'S
The Best Hotel Accomodation for Picnics and other Parties,
large or small.
An Excellent HOT LUNCHEON in the Coffee-room from 
11am - 2 o'clock daily.
Preston Chronicle 5th December 1885
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PRESTON - Managers, Advance-agents,
and Artistes are invited to apply to the
Manager of the North Western Hotel, Preston,
for terms of Hotel Accomodation or of
Apartments (with or without Board)
in a Private House.
ERA  5th June 1886
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PLEASE NOTICE - "THE LONDON
AND NORTHWESTERN HOTEL" with the
Park Hotel has no connection!
Although "something new,"
Write "L. and N.W."
On every postal direction.
Preston Chronicle 1st January 1887
It would seem that there was some confusion,
for whatever reason, between these two railway-serving hotels.
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Preston Chronicle  11th May 1889
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Preston Chronicle 11th January 1890
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Preston Chronicle  19th August 1893
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Preston Chronicle  16th September 1893
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CENSUS RETURNS
1881
Richard Lomax                       47 years                        Lic. Vict.              b. Farnworth
Nancy Lomax                         44                                Wife                     b. Middle Hulton
Sarah A. Lomax                     18                       Daughter / Milliner          b. Preston
Alice Lomax                           16                       Daughter / Servant                  do
Ada Lomax                            14                       Daughter / Servant                  do
Alfred J. Lomax                      10                            Son / Scholar                    do
James Lomax                         44                             Servant                    b. Farnworth
Elizabeth Billington                  25                            Servant                    b. Preston
John Longworth                      16                            Servant                    b. Middle Hulton
Joseph Lomax                        53                       Brother / Coal Miner     b. Farnworth
James Earndale                      27                         Lodger / Clerk             b. Ireland                            

1891
Alexander Jamieson               56 years  widower          Lic. Vict.              b. Preston
Elizabeth Jane Bell                 25                                  Daughter                       do
John Bell                               32      Son-in-law  / Corn Merchant & Bread Baker          do
Alexanndria J. Bell                  1                              Grand-daughter                 do
Kathleen Brooks                   21                         Domestic / Barmaid       b. Ireland
Margaret Sullivan                  16                                  Servant                 b. South Wales
Ellen A. Coulthurst                25                               General Servant       b. Preston
Mary E. Gray                       19                                Chamber Maid        b. Durham
Margaret Briscow                 19                                   Barmaid              b. Windermere
Ruth Sunderland                   51                                    Cook                 b. Preston
Annie S.H. Shaw                  12                                   Nurse                          do
Ann Ward                            48            Visitor / Living on own means     b. Liverpool
Alice Ward                          46             Visitor / Living on own means    b. Birkenhead
Peter Bradley                       25               Boarder / Electrical Engineer   b.Scotland
John P. Nilston                     49                       Visitor / Sea Captain       b. Sweden
Thomas Dewhurst                25              Boarder / Electrical Engineer    b. Clayton-le-dale
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