79 / 80 Aqueduct Street
32 (later 38) Greenbank Street
|Apologies for this crude drawing. I'll try and|
smarten it it up sometime.
1856 Thomas Kew d. 11.10.1861 aged 38 years.
1860 - 70 Fanny Wallis (given as Wells in the Preston Chronicle 13.8.1870)
1870 - 73 Thomas Crane
1877 - 81 John Livesey
1881 Thomas Ashburner
1882 - 83 William Ashburner
1884 - 1911 George Thompson Berry
1913 - 17 John S. Berry
1925 Bernard Gillett
1925 Bernard Gillett
1930 - 32 John Nightingale Lilley - owned by Richard Dawson
1936 NO MENTION.
OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENCES
John Cunningham, an ex-sergeant of the police
force, was charged with obtaining 1 shilling in
money under false pretences, from Thomas
Crane, Sheds Inn, Aqueduct Street, on the
3rd of June.
The case was remanded till Saturday, in order
to make further enquiries.
Preston Chronicle 21st September 1872
Preston Guardian 12th January 1878
THRASHING THE WRONG MAN AT PRESTON.
Judge Coventry and a jury were occupied a long time yesterday at Preston County Court in hearing an action brought by George Crane, a plate-layer, under the following circumstances.
At about 7.30 on the morning of December 3rd, a man went into the "Sheds Inn", Aqueduct Street, Preston, and there insulted the landlord's daughter and assaulted the servant. The landlord, George Berry, under the belief that Crane was the offender, gave him a thrashing, which laid him up for a week.
Berry failed to satisfy the jury that Crane was the man, and he had to pay 3 guineas damages and costs.
Northern Daily Telegraph 8th February 1893
SINGULAR QUESTION OF IDENTITY
Before his Honour Judge Coventry and a jury,
at Preston County Court, George Crane, a plate-
layer on the Greenbank Railway, claimed five
guineas damages against George Berry, landlord
of The Sheds Inn, Aqueduct Street, for assault.
Crane said that on the morning of Saturday 3rd
December 1892, the defendat attacked him,
knocked him down, and kicked him several times.
For the defence, it was said that Crane had gone
into the defendant's public house, and insulted
two young women. This, the plaintiff emphatically
denied, suggesting it was probably a case of
mistaken identity. The two girls were called and
said they were positive that he was the man in
The Jury considered the evidence of identification
was insufficient, and awarded the plaintiff just three
Preston Chronicle 11th February 1893
Fanny Wallis 33 years - widow. Innkeeper b. Coppull
Jane Wallis 6 Daughter b. Blackburn
Eliza Wallis 13 Step-daughter do
Thomas Crane 44 years Innkeeper b. Churchtown
Margaret Crane 44 Wife b. Preston
Thomas Ashburner 26 years Publican b. Barrow
Elizabeth Ashburner 26 Wife b. Shrewsbury
George Thompson Berry 42 years Lic. Vict. b. Kirby Lonsdale
Mary Ann Berry 46 Wife b. Preston
John Stazaker Berry 15 Son do
Elizabeth Thompson Berry 13 Daughter do
Mary Ann Berry 10 Daughter do
George T. Berry 54 years Publican b. Kirby Lonsdale
Elizabeth T. Berry 23 Daughter b. Preston
Mary A. Berry 20 Daughter do
George Thompson Berry 62 years widower Publican b. Kirby Lonsdale