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  1. I have just had my novel aboout the battle of Preston published in time for the 2012 guild.
    The title is THE HOUSE OF CAVENDISH~PRESTON CHAMADE . and will be on sale at waterstones in mid july. all the events of the three day battle and the surrender in the market place are writtn into the novel isbn 9781618977168

  2. I was looking through telephone directories 1924 on Ancestry for Herbert Jackson and found a Herbert & Mrs Jackson at the New Britannia public house in Preston.

    He was an hotelier. His wife Mary Elizabeth Jackson had been the Manageress of The Queens Arms Hotel, Salford, before she married.

    I note that you have no entries for The New Britannia between 1917 and 1925.

    Is there a reason for this gap?

    I am interested because they are ancestors of mine and am trying to trace their movements. They may have had intersts in more than one pub or hotel.

    Tony Carter

  3. I am a Prestonian by birth but have lived in Leeds since I was 2 years old. As I have worked on my family tree I have come across a William Sapsford who was landlord of a Pub in Preston. Unfortunately I do not know which one and was hoping to use your site to find this out. If anyone can help me pleas email me. Thank you
    Les Roberts

  4. My husband's three x great grandfather David BEGGS (60), his wife Jennet (nee ELLIOT) (58) and their youngest daughter Olivia (20) were living at 31 St Mary's Street Preston next to the St Mary's Hotel in the 1861 census