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Friday, 11 May 2012

THREE LEGS OF MAN, Fishergate

THREE LEGS OF MAN
'Over by the Town Hall'
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It is tempting to synonymise this property with the 
which occupied a position immediately opposite the Town Hall.
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MINE HOST:
1737     William Giller
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The following is transcribed from Deeds held at the Record Office in Bow Lane:

"Situate, standing, and being over against the Town Hall in Preston,
aforesaid, with the appurtenances now in the possession or occupation
of William Giller, Innkeeper, and now called or known by the name
'THREE LEGGS OF MAN', and also the two shopps or ground rooms
to the front of the said messuage or dwellinghouse."
DDK/802/11 & 12
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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

BADGER, THE Church Wiend

THE BADGER
Church Wiend
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Synonymous with the "DOG AND BOSON"
'Boson' was an alternative name for a badger.
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MINE HOST:
1796    George Slater
DDK/1683/68
The Election expenses paid to George Slater for
liquor, etc., were £156  19s. 51/2d, and were marked on the outside:
GEORGE SLATER
Church Weand
BADGER.

KITTY'S WHIM

KITTY'S WHIM
Address not known
But thought to be synonymous with the 'Talbot Inn', Chapel Yard.
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Whether this was a nick-name for another
public house isn't known.
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MINE HOST:
1796    William Whiteside
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The 1796 Election Expense Record for James Mercer, showed that
a sum of £97 6s 0d was spent at the establishment.
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