6 Grimshaw Street
Later became the
1861 - 65 David Elston Rigby
In 1862 a spirit licence was applied for this address.
The licensee was David Elston Rigby, and the name
of the house was given as the "PALACE INN"
It was said, in support of the application, that Grimshaw
Street was "an improving part of the town..."
It was said that the premises had been occupied for
23 years, presumably as a beerhouse. This would take
it back to 1839.
A memorial, signed by 78 people, including two medical
men was handed to the Magistrates.
APPLICATION FOR A SPIRIT LICENCE
Mr. Watson, for the applicant, said that the
house had been occupied for 20 years without
a complaint being made, and was the resort of
"all the literary characters" of the town.
(laughter in court)
Preston Chronicle September 2nd 1865