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Thursday, 8 March 2012

RED LION HOTEL, Church Street

RED LION HOTEL
13 and 14 Church Street
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They may have changed the name of the place, and the lion
may no longer be red, but he still stands over the entrance.

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MINE HOSTS:
1809                    Believed to have first opened.    See, also, the 'Old Red Lion'.
1815 - 18            John Holland  -  May well have gone to the "Red Lion" in 
                                                          Warrington c. 1825
1824 - 47            Joseph Croft
1847 - 53            Thomas Rainford
1854                ?  William Rainford 
1855 - 58            Thomas Rainford
1858 - 63            Roger Bowling
1863 - 67            William Crook
1867 - 72            Benjamin Walmsley
1873 - 76            Joseph Culshaw
1877                    Charles H. Axon
1877 - 79             William Dickinson
1879 - 81             William Shaw - with J. Sharrock as manager in 1880.
1881 - 82             Joseph Banks
1883                    Thomas Blackley
1884                     James Dougal
1885 - 95             Charles Walmsley - Manager. NB. Arthur Milnes was manager in 1891 & 1892.
1896 - 99             William James Flood
1899 - 1901         John Little
1903                     Kathleen Little
1904 - 05             Harold Halling
1907 - 17             Agnes Brindle
1924 - 32             James Capstick
1936                     William C. Sharples
1940                     Harry Charnock
1944                    Mrs. Lillian Charnock
1957 - 67             George Wagner
1970's                  Thomas Womack
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Lancaster Gazette   9th September 1815
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Lancaster Gazette   26th September 1818
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Lancaster Gazette   4th January 1823
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Red Lion Hotel
Church Street, Preston.
J. CROFT
............with a view to render his house
in every way calculated for the purpose of a 
first-rate Hotel, he has lately rebuilt the
whole of the premises.
Preston Chronicle 16th August 1828
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DEATH:  In June last, on his passage home
from Demerara, James, second son of
Mr. Joseph Croft, Red Lion Inn, aged 21 years.
Preston Chronicle  9th August 1834
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Preston Chronicle 28th May 1836
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MAIL COACH OFFICE
Change of time of the morning
Coach to Liverpool.

The Public are respectfully informed that
the UMPIRE has commenced running from
CROFT'S, Red Lion Hotel, Church Street,
every morning to LIVERPOOL at half-past
SEVEN instead of half-past EIGHT, and
will arrive in Liverpool at half-past ten.
Performed by CROFT & Co.
Preston Chronicle 9th July 1836
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Preston Chronicle  9th October 1847
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JAMES  RAINFORD
VETERINARY SURGEON
No. 13 Church Street, Preston.
Begs to acquaint the gentlemen of Preston and the
surrounding district, that he is appointed Sole Agent
for Preston (and a circuit of 20 miles round) for the
sale of Major's celebrated British Remedy for the
cure of Ring bones, Spavins, Curds, Splints, and all
 Tumours and Ossifications to which that noble animal,
the Horse, is liable.

A single bottle is sufficient to cure from four to six
spasms, price £1. 15s, and may be had on application
as above.

Should noblemen or gentlemen wish to send their Horses
as patients to the Red Lion Hotel, Church Street, they
will be properly attended to and the charges will be moderate.
Preston Chronicle 4th December 1852
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Notice of sale of furniture, brewing
equipment, carriages, &c., prior to
Thomas Rainford's removal to the
White Bull, Ambleside. 
Preston Chronicle 24th April 1858
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CHRISTMAS VISITORS
RED LION HOTEL, CHURCH STREET, PRESTON
ROGER BOWLING, of the Red Lion Hotel, wishes 
to acquaint the Public generally that he has lately
entered upon the above establishment, which he has
thoroughly renovated and fitted up with every
accommodation calculated to ensure the comfort of
his guests.
Family parties, Christmas Visitors, and others, 
will meet with every domestic arrangement.
A capital stud of horses, with every description 
of covered and open vehicles. Good Stabling
and Lock-up Coach-houses.
All Beverages of first-class quality.
Preston Chronicle 11th December 1858
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BILLIARDS
The celebrated Mr. JOHN ROBERTS, Champion
Billiard Player, prior to his departure for America, 
will play a GAME, one thousand up, with a
distinguished amateur, at the Red Lion Hotel,
Church Street, on Wednesday 10th inst.

Tickets 5s each, to be had at the bar of the Hotel.
Play to commence at 7 o'clock.
Preston Chronicle 6th January 1866
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Child deserted by mother on the 
doorstep of the Red Lion, at 9pm 
on Monday 3rd May. The child,
(male), was taken to the Fulwood
Workhouse.
Preston Chronicle 8th May 1869
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Preston Chronicle  24th July 1869
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On Saturday March 19th 1870,
a sale at the Red Lion of
"Purest Alderney and Guernsey
cows and heifers, all with calf.
Preston Chronicle 12th March 1870
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Edinburgh Evening News  13th January 1874
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Sale of Shares at £5 each to raise £30,000
THE PRESTON LIVERY & CARRIAGE COMPANY LTD
to be Incorporated Under the Companies Acts, 1862 & 1867

Reg'd Office: Red Lion Hotel, Church Street, Preston
Preston Chronicle 20th March 1875
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FULWOOD & PRESTON BUS ROUTE
THE PRESTON LIVERY AND CARRIAGE COMPANY
beg to announce that the arrangements for departure
of their 'BUSES from the Red Lion Hotel, Church
Street, on and after Monday, 8th inst., to and from
Fulwood, are as follows until further notice:-
To Fulwood:  8am  9am  1pm  6.10pm  8.10pm
From Fulwood:  8.30am  9.30am  2.10pm  6.40pm  8.40pm

Arrangements for other routes are being matured.
Preston Chronicle 6th November 1875
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HOTEL AND SHOP PROPERTY 
in Church Street
Mr. H. C. Walton offered for sale by auction
on the 16th August, the well-known hotel, the
"RED LION," in Church Street. The property
was bid up to £4,100 and was withdrawn. 
At the same time, the five newly erected shops
in front of the Preston Livery and Carriage
Company's premises, near the Blue Bell, in
Church Street, were also offered for sale, but 
did not get a bid.
Preston Chronicle 18th August 1877
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Preston Chronicle  29th December 1877
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TO BE LET
The RED LION STABLES
(With or without the Hotel)
And the Stables near the Blue Bell in Church
Street, lately occupied by the Preston Livery
and Carriage Company, Ltd, together or
spearately.
Apply FORSHAW & PARKER, Solicitors, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 8th November 1879
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RED LION HOTEL
Is one of the Oldest and most Central Hotels
in Preston; has been altererd and beautified
on the latest modern principal. To visitors
they will find the above Hotel one of the
cheapest and most convenient to stay at 
during the Show Week and Royal Visit at
Preston.
Charles Walmsley (Manager)
THE TERMINUS OF BOTH TRAM ROUTES.
Preston Chronicle 27th June 1885
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A GENEROUS TREAT TO CUSTOMERS
On the 16th August, the directors of the Red Lion
Hotel Company (The Powerloom Overlooker's
Association), organised a trip for the general
customers of their establishment. This trip was
to the "Brighton of the West," - Blackpool.
Preston Chronicle 22nd August 1885
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Joseph Croft                         55 years                    Publican
Bella Croft                            55                             Wife
Henry Croft                          30                              Son
William Croft                         5                          [Grand-son??]
Eliza Croft                            20                              Daughter
Belle Croft                            15                             Daughter
Hannah Croft                        15                             Daughter
Charlotte Croft                      10                             Daughter

1851
Thomas Rainford                   61 years ?                 Innkeeper                 b. ?       Lancs.
Ester Rainford                       56                             Wife                         b. Croston
Nathan Rainford                    26                             Son                          b. Bispham
Margaret Rainford                 17                             Daughter                  b. Eccleston
William Rainford                    13                             Son                                  do
Elizabeth Rainford                  14                             Daughter                          do

1861
Roger Bowling                      35 years                    Innkeeper                 b. Leyland
Sarah Bowling                       24                            Sister                        b. Walton-le-dale

1871
Benjamin Walmsley               34 years                   Hotel Keeper            b. Mellor
Alice Barton Walmsley          32                            Wife                         b. Preston
James Walmsley                    10                            Son                                  do
Margaret Townley Walmsley   1                            Daughter                          do
Mary Walmsley                       8                            Daughter                          do
Charles Walmsley                   3                             Son                           b. Longridge

1881
Joseph Banks                       53 years ?                 Innkeeper                  b. Preston
Hannah Banks                      52                             Wife                                   do

1891
Charles Walmsley                 52 years                   Hotel Manager           b. Chipping
Mary Ann Walmsley             54                            Wife                           b. Preston
Thomas Walmsley                23                             Son                                     do

1901
John Little                            40 years                    Publican                     b. Liverpool
Catharine Little                     33                            Wife                           b. Ireland
Thomas Mullen                     18                         Nephew / Barman         b. Stockport
Gertrude Quigley                  13                             Niece                                  do
Mary E. Cassidy                   23                            Domestic Cook         b. Oldham
Mary Graham                       21                            Domestic Maid          b. Ireland
Nellie Ashton                        23                            General Servant         b. Liverpool
James Cartland                     45                    Boarder / Circus Clown     b. Bradford
Violet Burton                        18                            Actress                      b. London
Frank Barclay                       27                            Actor                                 do
Addie Barclay                       26              Actress / Frank's wife              b. Newcastle, Northumberland.

1911
Agnes Brindle                      52 years widow         Publican                     b. Preston
Joseph Wilkinson                 26                             Servant / Barman                do           
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