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Thursday, 24 December 2015

BALMORAL HOTEL, Manchester Road

BALMORAL HOTEL
27 Manchester Road [formerly Water Street]
[On the site of what was formerly the 'Black Swan']
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The Balmoral Hotel faced the opening into Shepherd Street.
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A highly disreputable place but top right was my bedroom in the late 70's.
It was enormous (to a kid) upstairs, with plenty of small rooms we weren't really allowed in.
There was a stained and bevelled leaded window that looked down from upstairs over the bar area - I remember watching through a crack as the local reprobates and some travellers trashed the place.
The very large back yard had lots of out buildings attached (again we weren't allowed in) and for some reason was littered with sheeps skulls and teeth - maybe it was an old slaughter house.
Probably doesn't sound great but was a real adventure when you're 7 or 8 years old.
ANON
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MINE HOSTS:
1891                  Joseph Yates
1891 - 92          Margaret Yates
1892 - 93          Rufus Yates
1893 - 1901     Thomas Moore - went to the Regatta Inn.
1904                Robert Holmes - Former P.N.E. and England footballer. pp. Ian Rigby, Official Historian.
1904 - 07         Joseph Greenwood
1910 - 14         John Frederick Clayton     d. 28.6.1914
1914 - 27         Mary Elizabeth Clayton
1931 - 36         Herbert E. Quayle
1938                James William Morgan
1938 - 40        Cyril E. Spencer & Frances Spencer
1944 - 48        James William Morgan - presumably a second period of tenancy?
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 Lancashire Evening Post  18th November 1903
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 Lancashire Evening Post  2nd December 1903
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 Lincolnshire Echo  16th April 1904
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 Lancashire Evening Post  21st October 1904
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 Lancashire Evening Post  20th December 1904
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Lancashire Evening Post  11th January 1909
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 Lancashire Evening Post  28th February 1907
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Lancashire Evening Post  4th July 1907
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 Lancashire Evening Post  30th November 1908
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 Lancashire Evening Post  2nd April 1924
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Lancashire Evening Post  7th January 1931
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 Lancashire Evening Post  24th August 1931
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Lancashire Evening Post  25th November 1935
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 Lancashire Evening Post  10th June 1938
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 Lancashire Evening Post  10th September 1938
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 Lancashire Evening Post  23rd September 1938
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 Lancashire Evening Post  15th March 1940
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 Lancashire Evening Post  20th March 1940
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 Lancashire Evening Post  9th April 1940
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 Lancashire Evening Post  25th November 1941
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 Lancashire Evening Post  20th October 1942
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 Lancashire Evening Post  30th March 1946
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

ALLIES INN, 16 Vat Street

ALLIES INN
16 Vat Street / 18 Ashworth Street
(later 34 Vat Street)


MINE HOSTS
1853                     John Campbell
1855 - 1859         Nanny Carter [property owned by George Snape 21.7.1855]
1859                    William Henry Lackabane
1860                    James Gornall
1865                    James Gould               See -
1865                    Henry Lackabane        Preston Chronicle  10th June 1865
1865 - 1869        James Gould
1869 - 1887        Thomas Lackabane
1882 - 1887        John Sisson
1887 - 1891        John Pedder Anderton
1891 - 1892        Joseph Eastham
1892 - 1901        James Page
1901 - 1904        Leonard Wearden
1905                   Josiah Derbyshire
1907 - 1913        Annie Coyle
1917                   Joseph Sumner  - Presumed died in battle 9.10.1918
1926/27              Leonora Walmsley
1932 - 1936        Frederick T. Cavanagh
1940                   Thomas Crook
1944 - 48           John Sharples
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VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY
TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY
All that well-built and commodious BEER-HOUSE situate in Vat-street, 
Brewery Field, Preston, now in the occupation of Mr. John Campbell.

Apply to Mr Thomas Salisbury, 14 Bridge Lane.
Preston Chronicle 6th August 1853

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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
On 2nd February 1857
LOT 1  ALL that newly erected and well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC-HOUSE
known by the sign of the "ALLIES INN," situate on the west side of Vat-street,
and south side of Ashworth-street, Preston, with the Stable, Brew-house, and other 
out-buildings, now in the occupation of Nanny Carter. This lot is Freehold of inheritance.

Further particulars from George Snape, Beer-seller, Marsh Lane, Preston
Preston Chronicle  24th  January 1857 
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Preston Chronicle  29th January 1859
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Preston Chronicle 20th February 1869
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In December 1870 the licence passed from HENRY LACKABANE to THOMAS LACKABANE.
(See Mine Hosts, above, for different details)
Preston Herald  10th December 1870
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Lancashire Evening Post  13th November 1908
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 Lancashire Evening Post  2nd December 1920
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Lancashire Evening Post  8th February 1938
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 Lancashire Evening Post  14th November 1945
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 Lancashire Evening Post  3rd May 1947
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CENSUS RETURNS
1861    
James Gould             46 years                 Publican                  b. Preston 
Hannah Gould           38                          Wife                       b. Manchester
William Gould           10                           Son                        b. Preston

1871
Thomas Lackabane    31 years               Innkeeper               b. Manchester
Sarah Jane Lackabane 31                       Wife                      b. New Mills, Derbyshire
Elizabeth Lackabane     6                        Daughter                b. Dukenfield
Henry Lackabane         4                        Son                                   do
Mary Lackabane          7 months            Daughter                            do

1881
Thomas Lackabane    42 years             Publican                  b. Beswick
Sarah A. Lackabane   43                      Wife                       b. New Mills, Derbyshire
Elizabeth Lackabane   16                      Daughter                b. Duckinfield
Henry Lackabane        14                     Son                                  do
May Lackabane          10                     Daughter                           do
Elizabeth Pearson        70                     Mother-in-law        b. Peak Forest

1891
John P. Anderton        31 years           Licensed Victualler   b. Preston
Elizabeth P. Anderton  33                    Wife                                do
Peter Chatburn            18                    Stepson                           do
James P. Anderton      12                    Son                                  do
George P. Anderton    10                    Son                                  do

1901
James Page                 47 years           Publican                   b. Bedford
Elizabeth Page             48                    Wife                        b. Preston

1911
Annie Coyle                47 years           Publican                        b. Preston
Elizabeth Annie Coyle  14                   Daughter / Doffer           b. New Bedford , USA.
Mary Ellen Leigh         48                    Sister / Housekeeper     b. Preston
Christina Leigh            42                    Sister / Cotton Weaver           do
Margaret Leigh           40                    Sister / Cotton Weaver           do
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

TALBOT INN, Chapel Yard

TALBOT INN
1 Chapel Yard
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 This image comes to us courtesy of Preston Digital Archives.
The building to the right of the lamp post is what was the Talbot Inn. The bricked-up area was a bay window.
I think that this tavern had a long and interesting history, a lot of which is still waiting to be discovered, but I think that in 1796 it was known as 'Kitty's Whim', and possibly before that 'Mattie's Whim' and 'The Duke of Cumberland'.
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This plan shows the bay window quite clearly.
Use this map in conjunction with the sketch I've done below. 
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MINE HOSTS:
1689                     See notes re: Bellingham below, although I have a suspicion that at that time there was a
                                                                       Talbot Inn on Friargate Brow.
1796                      William Whiteside
1838 - 41              John Johnson. -- owned by the College of Stoneyhurst?
                                                                       Lanc.Gaz..1.9.1838
1842                      James Fowler
1846                      Mr. Hind
1851 - 58              John Baines
1858 - 62              Felix Abbott  d.c.February 1866, aged 36 years.  See Notice 21.7.1866, below.
1862 - 65              William Hall
1868                      Henry Woods
1868 - 75              William Richardson
1875 - 81              James Singleton
1882 - 89              William Newsham
1889 - 92              Nicholas Walmsley
1893 - 94              Samuel Astley
1894 - 98              Ann Jackson
1899                     Albert Gilleade - played one first team game for P.N.E. over the Christmas period in 1888. In 1900 he took the Red Lion Hotel in Longton. Thanks to Ian Rigby, PNE Official Historian.
1900 - 02              John Iddon
1902 - 03              John Barlow
1904 - 05              Henry (Harry) Gardner
1907                     John Bond
1908                     William Dickinson - given as Richard Dickinson in L.E.P. 6.3.1908.
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Preston Chronicle 31st October 1846 
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Blackburn Standard   30th April 1851
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UNWHOLESOME  MEAT
Mr. Inspector Marriott applied to the Magistrates
for the condemnation of a carcass of sheep that was
unfir for human food, and which had been found in
a loft over a stable attached to the Talbot Inn.,
Chapel Yard, Friargate.

The sheep, which was dressed as if for food, had
been offered for sale by Mr. John France, Farmer,
of Whittingham, to a butcher, who apprised Mr. Marriott
of the fact, and of the whereabouts of the carcass.

Mr. Frankland, butcher, deposed that the carcass
was not fit for food, and the Magistrates condemned it.
Preston Chronicle 20th October 1855
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Preston Chronicle 7th February 1857
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Preston Chronicle  21st February 1857
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Preston Chronicle 6th November 1858
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Preston Chronicle 6th September 1862
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Preston Chronicle 21st March 1863
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Preston Chronicle 19th March 1864
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Preston Chronicle 25th June 1864
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Preston Chronicle 21st July 1866
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Preston Chronicle 28th November 1868
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Preston Chronicle 30th October 1869
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Preston Chronicle 28th May 1870
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Preston Chronicle 30th October 1875
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Preston Chronicle 4th March 1876
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Preston Chronicle 6th October 1877
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Preston Chronicle 4th March 1882
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Preston Chronicle 5th May 1883
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Preston Chronicle 9th July 1887
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Preston Chronicle  21st June 1890
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ON SALE - a CHESTNUT COB, 14.2, 
five years old; also a BLACK COB, 
13.1, six-years old; quiet to ride or 
drive.
Apply N. WALMSLEY, Talbot Inn,
Chapel Yard, Friargate, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 24th October 1891
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Lancashire Evening Post   7th January 1908
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Lancashire Evening Post  6th February 1908
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Johnson                      50 years                        Innkeeper
Mary Johnson                     50                                 Wife
John Johnson                      15                                  Son
Eliza Johnson                      14                                  Daughter
Ellinor Johnson                     9                                  Daughter

1851
John Baines                        40                                 Innkeeper                        b. Barnacre
Cicily Baines                      37                                  Wife                                b. Goosnargh
William Baines                    6                                    Son                                b. Preston
Mary Ann Baines                2                                    Daughter                                 do

at No 2 Chapel Yard
James Baines                      37 years                         Brewer & Ostler             b. Barnacre
Elizabeth Baines                  41                                  Wife                               b. Roseacre
Ellen Baines                         9                                    Daughter                        b. Gt. Eccleston
Patrick Baines                     7                                    Son                                b. Preston

1861
Felix Abbott                       31 years                         Innkeeper                       b. Alston
Mary Abbott                      37                                  Wife                               b. Bilsborough
Mary A. Abbott                   9                                   Daughter                        b. Preston
Ellen Abbott                         7                                   Daughter                                 do
Peter Abbott                        5                                   Son                                         do
Jane Hornby                       23                                  Servant                           b. Lancaster

1871
William Richardson             35 years                         Innkeeper                       b. Preston
Agnes C. Richardson          25                                  Wife                               b. Manchester
Ellen Richardson                  4                                    Daughter                        b. Preston
Lucy Cavannah                   18                                  Sister*                            b. Manchester
               * should this be sister-in-law? or was she married?

1881
James Singleton                  35 years                         Lic. Vict.                         b. Broughton
Sarah Singleotn                  38                                   Wife                               b. Preston
Mary A. Singleton              10                                   Daughter                                  do
George Singleton                 9                                    Son                                          do
Robert Singleton                 7                                     Son                                          do
Ann Singleton                      6                                    Daughter                                  do
Catherine Cowley              24                                    General Servant             b. Wolverhampton

1891
Nicholas Walmsley            41 years                           Lic. Vict.                       b. Fulwood
Jane Walmsley                   42                                   Wife                              b. Ingol
Elizabeth M. Walmsley       17                                   Daughter                       b. Barrow-in-Furness

1901
John Iddon                        47 years                           Publican                        b. Tarleton
Elizabeth Iddon                  45                                    Wife                                       do
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