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Thursday, 20 December 2012

CROOKED BILLET, Green Street

CROOKED BILLET
Green Street
The anecdotal evidence for this establishment seem to be 
related to quarrels and fighting. The area was densely populated
with Irish immigrants, so it's perhaps no surprise to learn that 
a "Billet" was a colloquial word for a 'cudgel', and that a few
of them were being swung here?! 
Halliwell (no relation), 'Archaic and Provincial Words - Volume 1)
It was perhaps known by a different name after 1841?
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MINE HOST:
1832                 Mr. Hordley (or Bordley)
1841                 Thomas Slater  (possibly)

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 Preston Chronicle  19th May 1832
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Preston Chronicle  14th July 1832
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Preston Chronicle  25th July 1840
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CENSUS RETURN
This record is not 100% certain
1841
Thomas Slater                      30 years                            Retail Brewer
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