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Monday, 6 February 2017

WEST RIDING RAILWAY INN, North Street

WEST RIDING RAILWAY INN
39 North Street.
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a.k.a. "RAILWAY TAVERN"
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MINE HOSTS:
184 ?                       William Rigby
1847 - 48                Richard Dunderdale
1851                       Peter Smith  -  owner in 1852
1852 - 53               Jeremiah Garnet(t
1857 - 71               Richard Singleton
1873                      Joseph Jolly
1877 - 78               John Wilson
1878 - 79               Thomas Swarbrick   d.1.9.1879 aged 38 years.
1879 - 81               Margaret Swarbrick
1881 - 82               Thomas Cunliffe
1883                       John Cookson
1883                       Charles Bilsborough
1883                       Charles Whalley
1885                       Owen McCaffrey
1891 - 95               Richard Bradshaw
1896 - 98               Ernest Coward
1898                      Margaret Ellen Kerr
1898                      Samuel Harvey
1899 - 1901          John Green
1902                      James Hindmarsh
1904                      Robert B. Matthews
1907                      Edward Miller
1909      leased to J. A. Hayhurst by owner: Preston Gas Company.
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Notice is hereby given
That a Meeting of the Creditors of RICHARD
DUNDERDALE, (formerly of Pump Street),
afterwards of Bolton Street, Dealer in Prints
and Smallwares; then of the "MILLSTONE"
Harrington Street / Moor Lane, Retail Dealer
in Ale and Brewer; then of the "WEST RDING
RAILWAY INN,"North Street, a aprt of the
time Retail Dealer in Ale, and Brewer, and
latterly Licensed Victualler.
PLUS, THE FULL ARTICLE:
Preston Chronicle 29th July 1848
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WEST RIDING RAILWAY INN
THOMAS SWARBRICK
RESPECTFULLY intimates to his numerous
friends and the public in general, that he has
entered upon the above old-established Inn,
and assures them that nothing will be wanting 
on his part to ensure the comfort of his patrons.
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WINES & SPIRITS OF THE CHOICEST BRANDS
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SPARKLING
HOME-BREWED MILD & BITTER ALES
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LONDON AND DUBLIN PORTERS &c.
Preston Chronicle 16th March 1878
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Thomas Swarbrick was born in 1841 one of the sons of John Swarbrick
corn dealer of Back Lane, and local politician of some standing in Preston. 
Thomas had married Margaret Wilkins on 10th January 1864 at 
St John's Parish Church, Preston. Before he took over the 
"West Riding Railway Inn," Thomas had worked as a solicitor's clerk. 
This information has been sent to me by Dave Swarbrick (no relation, apparently).
Thankyou.
Personal comment:  Swarbrick's Court ran off Back Lane, between 
Starch House Square and Friargate, and was named after this family.
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WEST RIDING RAILWAY INN, NORTH STREET
TO BE LET, by Tender, with immediate possession, the
FULLY LICENSED HOUSE, called the 
"West Riding Railway Inn," in North Street and
Higginson Street, Preston, now occupied by Mrs.
Swarbrick. The taker will be required to take the
stock and fixtures at a valuation.
Particulars may be had from Mr. GREEN,
Das Offices, Preston, to whom Tenders must
be sent on or before Wednesday 5th January 1881.
Preston Chronicle 1st January 1881
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WEST RIDING RAILWAY INN
Near the Gas Works, North Street.
NEXT THURSDAY April 26th at 2 o'clock
MESSRS. TOPHAM & SON will Sell by Auction
the whole of the BREWING PLANT, consisting of
capital Boiler, as fixed. Two Mash Tubs, Cooling
Apparatus, Mash Taps, Load Barrels, Half-loads,
and the usual fittings of a good Public House
brewery.
[NOW SUPPLIED BY HULL'S BREWERY]
Preston Chronicle 21st April 1883
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Preston Chronicle  8th October 1887
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John Walmsley, a labourer, was charged with 
stealing a hen, value 2 shillins, belonging to
Margaret McCaffrey, landlady of the West
Riding Railway Inn, North Street.

Shortly before 6 o'clock on Tuesday night,
Mrs. McCaffrey heard a commotion among 
the poultry in the back premises. Going to the
place, she found the prisoner in the act of 
wringing a hen's neck. He put the fowl in his
pocket, and got away, back into the house.
He then threw the hen down the cellar, where
it was afterwards found dead.

He was arrested by P.C. Lamborne. He 
pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one 
month imprisonment with hard labour.
Preston Chronicle 16th August 1890

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CENSUS RETURNS
1851
Peter Smith                            50 years                      Innkeeper                   b. Penwortham
Margaret Smith                      43                               Wife                           b. Preston
Elizabeth Taylor                     30                               Servant                       b. Penwortham
Joseph Whitehead                  38                     Lodger / Chair Maker           b. Fulwood

1861
Richard Singleton                   49 years                      Innkeeper                   b. Garstang
Lydia Singleton                      23                               Daughter                    b. Barnacre-with-Bonds
Elizabeth Singleton                 19                               Daughter                    b. Claughton
Mary Singleton                      17                               Daughter                    b. Bispham
Grace Singleton                     15                               Daughter                              do
John Singleton                       13                               Son                                      do
George Singleton                   11                               Son                                      do
Richard Singleton                   6                                Son                            b. Preston.

1871
Richard Singleton                 59 years                       Publican                     b. Garstang
Lydia Singleton                    32                                Daughter                             do
Grace Singleton                   25                                Daughter                             do
John Singleton                     23                                Son                             b. Bispham
George Singleton                 20                                Son                                     do
Michael Singleton                16                                 Son                            b. Preston

1881
Thomas Cunliffe                  39 years                       Lic. Vict                      b. Blackburn
Mary E. Cunliffe                 39                                 Wife                           b. Preston
Mabel Cunliffe                     8                                  Daughter                    b. Walton-le-dale
Florence Cunliffe                 3                                  Daughter                     b. Lancaster
Minnie Cunliffe                    1                                  Daughter                               do

1891
Margaret McCaffrey           52 years                       Innkeeper                   b. Preston
Alfred Wilkinson                 22                                Brother                                do

1901
John Green                         34 years                       Publican                     b. Walton-le-dale
Gladys Green                     29                                Wife                           b. Nantwich
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2 comments:

  1. Thomas Swarbrick was born in 1841 one of the sons of John Swarbrick, corn dealer of Back Lane, and local politician of some standing in Preston. Thomas had married Margaret Wilkins on 10th January 1864 at St John's Parish Church, Preston. Before he took over the West Riding Railway Inn Thomas had worked as a solicitor's clerk.

    Dave Swarbrick [no relation]

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  2. Thank you Dave. I've added the information to the site, and added a note about Swarbrick's Court.

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