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Friday, 31 August 2012

PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL (Sumner's), Watling Street Road

Watling Street Road, Fulwood.
Strictly speaking outside the borough, but only the length of a football field outside it!
This image has travelled all the way from Virginia, USA., from
a descendant of Edward Milward Herling. His brother George Milward Herling was the landlord of the "Butchers and Commercial" at the junction of Brook Street and Blackpool Road.
Click here to see further interesting and detailed
 history of the Sumner's and the Herling family.
This image comes courtesy of Preston Digital Archive's Flickr

Photo:  Steve Halliwell
The original Sumner's Hotel adjoined the gable-end that is visible to the left of the current hotel.
It's in an unmissable situation at the busy junction of Watling Street Road and Deepdale Road,  now known as Sir Tom Finney Way.
Not surprisingly, it is a popular venue for fans of Preston North End prior to their home games.
MINE HOSTS: The Prince Albert Hotel.
1846 - 52             Ann Seddon
1852                    W. W. Benson
1857                    Mrs Peggy Curl - the licence was probably held by William Sumner. Mrs Curl was his
1866 - 97            William Sumner The Sumner's Hotel.  ** see note below.
1897 - 17               Edward Milward Herling
1932 - 40               John Richmond
2007 - the present  Joanne Bridge
1944                      Thomas Davenport
Brief message from a reader:
     ** Your site implies that the Prince Albert became Sumners in 1897. However, I came 
     across the prosecution of Edward Hurling (i.e. Herling) of the Prince Albert 
     Hotel on January 2nd 1901 for arsenic in beer (something that was widespread at 
     the time, mainly due to purchased glucose used in beer making).
     So presumably the name change was later than that.  K.H.
  If anyone can give a more precise date of the change, it would be appreciated.
It might also be remembered that the "Horse and Farrier" in Kilshaw Street, off
North Road, was known simply as "SCRAGGS" long before the death of it's long-time
landlord, Stephen Scragg.  Could it have been a similar story here?

Please let me know.


Preston Chronicle   23rd May 1846
Preston Chronicle  13th November 1847
Preston Chronicle 4th December 1847
Preston Chronicle 9th February 1850
Preston Chronicle  22nd March 1851
Preston Chronicle 28th February 1852
Preston Chronicle  20th March 1852
Preston Chronicle 15th December 1855
Preston Chronicle 24th December 1857
Preston Chronicle 28th July 1860
Preston Chronicle 12th October 1861
Preston Chronicle  25th June 1862
There was an erratum in the following week's paper stating that the above
article should have read the "Prince Albert Hotel" Fulwood.
Preston Chronicle 6th December 1862
Preston Chronicle  3rd September 1864
Preston Chronicle  6th January 1866
Preston Chronicle 9th June 1866
Preston Chronicle 13th April 1867
 Preston Chronicle 16th June 1866
Preston Chronicle  18th May 1867
Preston Guardian  9th May 1868
Preston Guardian  21st August 1869 
Preston Guardian  28th August 1869
Preston Guardian  18th July 1874
Preston Guardian  29th July 1871
Preston Guardian 10th July 1875
Preston Chronicle  2nd October 1875
Preston Chronicle 27th May 1876
Preston Chronicle  5th August 1876
Preston Chronicle 10th July 1880
Preston Guardian  17th September 1881
Preston Chronicle 2nd February 1884

Preston Chronicle  7th June 1890
Preston Chronicle  6th December 1890
At this stage it isn't known exactly when William
Sumner sold and left the Prince Albert Hotel, but 
in 1897 legal action was being considered against
him because his brewing activities were polluting
the nearby Eaves Brook. The action, however, was
deferred because he claimed that he had sold his
licensed property.
His wife, Jane, died in the same year, so maybe that
loss triggered his decision to sell up.
Information from Ken Herlingshaw, Virginia, USA
Taken from a 1935 Preston North End Match Day programme.
Supplied by Ian Rigby, PNE Official Historian.
Ann Seddon                        48 years Widow        Innkeeper                           b. Bury
Elizabeth Ann Seddon         21                              Daughter                            b. Preston
Ann Seddon                       19                              Daughter                                   do
Emma Seddon                    17                              Daughter                                   do
Amelia Seddon                   17                              Daughter                                   do
Thomas Yates                     61  widower              Farm Servant                      b. Broughton
John Woof                          21                             Ostler                                 b. Preston

William Sumner                   34 years                    Victualler                             b. Withnell
Jane Sumner                       26                              Wife                                   b. Burnley
Elizabeth Curl                     19                              Servant / Barmaid                        do
Michael Loftus                    28                             General Servant                  b. Co. Sligo
Peggy Curl                         63                              General Servant                  b. Baxendale
Richard Burns                    40                              General Servant                  b. Newchurch
Sarah Granville                  18                               General Servant                 b.      ?
Mary Cushian                    30                              General Servant                  b. Limerick
John Ingham                       2                                Nephew                            b. London, Middlesex
William Fletcher                 33                              Retired Major
William Summersville ?       28                              Lieut. 29th Reg't       

William Sumner                  44 years                    Innkeeper and Landowner  b. Withnell
Jane Sumner                      36                              Wife                                 b. Burnley
William Sumner                   5                              Son                                   b. Fulwood
Kathleen Sumner                 2                              Daughter                                    do
Peggy Curl                        67                              Visitor                              b. Haslingden
Matthew Salthouse            40                              General Domestic Servant b. Lytham
Agnes Colthurst                 26                              Domestic Servant             b. Preston
Louisa Taylor                     11                             Domestic Servant             b. London, Middlesex
Eliza Blackburn                  18                             Domestic Servant             b. Ulverston
Richard Sumner                 19                              Servant / Shopman          b. Tockholes
John C. K. Warneford       20                              Lodger / Lieut. 6th           b. Halifax
                                                                            West Yorks Militia   

William Sumner                 54 years                     Hotel Keeper                   b. Withnell
Jane Sumner                     48                              Wife                                 b. Burnley
William Sumner                 15                              Son / Scholar                   b. Fulwood
Sarah Sumner                   13                              Daughter / Scholar                     do
Jane Sumner                     10                              Daughter / Scholar                     do
John Sumner                      3                               Son                                           do
Peggy Curl                       74                               Mother-in-law / Widow   b. Haslingden
Phoebe Walsh                  64                               Servant / Widow             b. Leeds
Mary Richmond               40                               Servant                            b. Whittingham
Ann Kelly                        65                                Servant / Widow             b. Scotland
Rose Rogers                    19                               Servant                            b. Whitehaven
Louisa Taylor                   22                               Servant                            b. London, Middlesex
William Ainsworth            72                               Servant                           b. Salmesbury
David Sherrington            58                               Servant / Widower           b. Birmingham
John White                      22                               Brewer                            b. Ulverston
G. M. McDowell             42                               Doctor / Widower           b. London / Middlesex
James Jones                     20                              Civil Engineer                   b. Oxford
George Brian                   16                               Groom / Domestic Servant  b. Brighton

William Sumner               64 years                      Publican / Brewer /          b. Withnell
                                                                          Farmer / Army Contractor
Jane Sumner                   56                                Wife                               b. Burnley
William Sumner              25                                 Son                                b. Fulwood
John Sumner                   13                                Son                                         do
Cissy Sumner                  23                                Daughter                                 do
Jane Sumner                   19                                Daughter                                 do 
Sarah Sumner                 14                                Niece                                      do
Elizabeth Sumner            49                                Sister-in-law  /  Widow   b. Burnley
Mary Richmond             51                                 Barmaid                         b. Haighton
Nancy Webb                 35                                 Niece                             b. Preston
Louisa Emily Taylor        31                                Cook                              b. London, Middlesex
Elizabeth Arnold             25                                Housemaid                      b. Aldershot
Margaret Singleton         49                                Housemaid                      b. Haighton
Edward M. Herling         21                               Assistant                          b. Bombay, India
Charles William Parker   29                                Brewer                           b. Salford
Susan E. Phillips             29                                Lodger                            b. Sydenham, Kent   
Edith M. Phillips             25                                Living on own means       b. Ormesby, Yorks
Louisa M. Knapp          22                                 Servant                           b. Barnack, Northants.

Edward Herling             31 years                       Hotel Proprietor               b. India
Elizabeth Herling            32                                Wife                                b. Chipping
Edward Herling              1                                 Son                                  b. Fulwood
Francis Herling              23                                Sister                               b. Fulwood
Emma G. King              27                                Servant / Barmaid            b. Burnley
George Walmsley          22                                Servant / Barman             b. Preston      **see below
William Cronan             15                                Servant / Barman             b. Fulwood
Georgina Nicol              26                                Servant / Housemaid       b. Liverpool

Edward Herling             41 years                      Hotel Proprietor               b. India
Elizabeth Herling           42                                Wife                                b. Chipping
Edward Herling **          11                               Son / Scholar                   b. Fulwood
George Herling               8                                Son / Scholar                            do
Annie Sweedy               20                               Boarder                           b. Chipping
Elizabeth Arnold            44                               Servant                            b. Aldershot
James Gar                     28                               Chaffeur                          b. London  

** Edward (John Millward) Herling died on the 19th December 1959 at the Deepdale Football Stadium. 
 He was watching Chelsea beat P.N.E. 5 goals to 4.  I was there as well, and it was a bit of a heart-stopper.
 I seem to remember that the return fixture was a 4 - 4 draw, with a certain Jimmy Greaves scoring eight of their goals, including all five at Preston!!!
**  George Walmsley married Edward Herling's sister Frances later in 1901, and they went to    
                                                 take over the Selborne Hotel in James Street.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

DOG AND DUCK, Marsh Lane

Marsh Lane
1850     Mr. Newton
The 'FOX AND DUCK' in Croft Street (off Marsh Lane) opened
around this time. The landlord (and owner of the property) was
John Newton. Possibly he had a beer-house with a similar name prior
to taking that on, or perhaps there's an error in the reporting.

To balance that, the name came up twice within 5 months, although
the second report doesn't mention Marsh Lane.

Any help appreciated!
Preston Chronicle 23rd February 1850
Preston Chronicle 27th July 1850

Friday, 10 August 2012

RAILWAY TAVERN, Tithebarn Street

Tithebarn Street
1844     Joseph Counsell
Preston Chronicle 11th May 1844
Any other information to

Thursday, 2 August 2012


Moor Lane.
pre- 23.10.1841     Henry Gemson
Preston Chronicle  23rd October 1841


Marsh Lane
pre- 23.10.1841      Henry Gemson
Preston Chronicle  23rd October 1841

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Hope Street
Synonymous with  "BRETON'S ARMS"
Preston Chronicle  9th August 1879