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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 - 39         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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3 comments:

  1. 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.

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    1. I moved in age 12 in Jan 1979. My room was front left with sloped floor.

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  2. Thanks for that. It was a regular haunt of mine in the mid-60's. I can't remember the name of the landlord, but I can still picture him, quite tall, moustache and slightly gingery? It was a good place in those days, with entertainment on several nights of the week. Steve H.

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