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Saturday, 31 March 2012

KING'S ARMS, NEW Miller Arcade

Miller Arcade
After the Miller Arcade was built, the "KING'S ARMS" took its position
on the corner of Lancaster Road and Church Street. The Arcade also had a
Turkish Baths (right hand of picture beneath a half-moon door heading),
and a Geisha Dance Hall.
During the 1950's and 60's, and probably later also, the King's Arms were
known colloquially as "THE LONG BAR." I suspect that that had its
origins in the name of the landlord in 1940 - Thomas W. D. Long.
1895                     Nathaniel Miller took over the licence of the original King's Arms that stood on this
                                   site. Once the building of the Miller Arcade was completed, the licence was 
                                   handed over to John Hayhurst.
1898 - 1936         John Atherton Hayhurst
1940 - 44             Thomas W. D. Long   (Given as Thomas E. Long in 1944)
1948                     John Watkinson
1957                     James Coughlin

Closed as the King's Arms on 3rd January 1862, but since then has had a variety of uses, most recently
as 'MANYANAS' - a younger persons bar / disco. (see below for an even later life).
The Sole Proprietors of "Real Stingo" were H.C. Breakell & Co.
Est 1839, 12 Church Street, Preston,  who had a brewery in North Street,
and a Bonded Vault in Avenham Street.
Lancashire Evening Post 30th March 2012

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