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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

BLUE BELL, 114 Church Street

(YE OLDE) BLUE BELL
114 Church Street
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1944 - In the Blue Bell, an American
Soldier was killed by a British Soldier
after some taunting about the Battle of
Arnhem.
per pro. John Garlington
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An older photograph of the  (Ye Olde) Blue Bell
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MINE HOSTS:
1716                       Widow Hall
1818 - 21               John Moss
1824 - 25               John Mayor
1829                      John Helm
1835 - 38               Mr. Beardsworth  -  Mrs. Beardsworth was nee Livesey. See death notice, 24.10.1835, below.
1839                      Thomas Withnell
1839                      William Whittle
1840 - 42               John Watson
1842 - 56               James Starkie (Mrs Bolton, Manageress in 1846 ?)
1857 - 65               John Walmsley -     licence transferred to Smith by the Administratrix of John Walmsley, to
1865                      Thomas Smith
1868                      Mr. Priest
1869                      Robert Bailey
1870                      Richard Ratcliffe
1871 - 97              Alfred Ratcliffe
1898 - 1901          William Walker
1900  - 01             Henry Miller  (Something not quite right here, between Walker and Miller's presence)
1902                      John White
1903 - 05              William Nicol
1907                      J. Norman Smith
1909                      Jane Smith
1910                      John Green
1913 - 14              John Wright  Went to North Lancashire Hotel, Friargate.
1917                     Thomas Moore
1926 - 27              William Lakeland
?                            Arthur Barnes   -  was at the George Hotel in 1932 after leaving here.
1932                      James R. Morris
1936 - 48              John Richard Clarkson
1970                     James Garlick  - This landlord was present for many years either side of 1970.
1979 - 87              Keith and Karel Horton
1987 - 91              Michael (Mick) and Sheila Costello
1991 - 99              Peter Sayer - former P.N.E. footballer.  pp. Ian Rigby, Official PNE Historian.
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DEATH:  Yesterday, aged 59 years, Mr. Oliver Livesey,
father of Mrs. Beardsworth, of the Blue Bell public-house.
Preston Chronicle  24th October 1835 
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Preston Chronicle 19th January 1839
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Preston Chronicle  3rd August 1839
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Preston Chronicle  14th September 1839
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Preston Chronicle 11th April 1840

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On Monday, John Watson, publican of the "BLUE BELL" in Church
Street, was charged with suffering tippling in his house, on Sunday, the 17th ult., 
during the hours of divine service. The charge having been proved, 
the defendant was convicted in the poenalkty of 10s. and costs.
Preston Chronicle  6th June 1840
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Preston Chronicle 5th June 1841
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Preston Chronicle 25th June 1842
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Preston Chronicle 3rd January 1846
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Preston Chronicle 1st November 1851
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Preston Chronicle  29th November 1851
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Preston Chronicle 30th October 1852
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Preston Chronicle 26th November 1853
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Preston Chronicle 24th December 1853
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Preston Chronicle 3rd February 1855
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Preston Chronicle 21st June 1873
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Lancaster Gazette  10th October 1877
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Preston Chronicle  13th October 1877
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Preston Chronicle 14th June 1879
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Preston Chronicle 6th August 1881
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Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
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See also, the superb material on Preston Digital Archives Flickr page:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpsmithbarney/5031860372/in/set-72157625289174878
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 Lancashire Evening Post  10th September 1938
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Watson                  25 years             Innkeeper
Lucy Watson                 35                       Wife

1851
John Starkie                  40 years             Wireworker &                b. Warrington
                                                                    Innkeeper
Sarah Starkie                47                       Wife                              b. Northampton

1861
John Walmsley              66 years             Innkeeper                       b. Chipping
Mary Walmsley             65                      Wife                               b. Longridge
John Hoghton                24                      Son-in-law                     b. Preston
Mary Hoghton               23                      Daughter                        b. Grimsargh
Mary Hoghton                1                       Grand-daughter              b. Preston

1871
Alfred Ratcliffe             36 years              Licensed Victualler         b. Over Darwen
Mary Ratcliffe               33                      Wife                                        do
Edith Ratcliffe                11                      Daughter                                 do
Albert Ratcliffe               8                       Son                                         do
Ann Ratcliffe                  5                       Daughter                                  do

1881
Alfred Ratcliffe             46 years             Licensed Victualler          b. Darwen
Margaret  A. Ratcliffe   45                     Wife                                        do
Albert Ratcliffe             18                      Son                                         do
Ann Ratcliffe                 15                     Daughter                                  do

1891
Alfred Ratcliffe            56 years             Licensed Victualler           b. Darwen
Margaret Ann Ratcliffe 55                     Wife                                         do
Jennie Richmond          32                     Daughter (widow)                     do

1901
William Walker           40 years             Publican                           b. London
Mary E. Walker          34                      Wife                                b. Preston    nee. Greenhalgh
William Walker           16                      Son                                          do
Janey Walker              14                      Daughter                                  do
Albert Walker             12                      Son                                          do
Emily Walker              11                      Daughter                                  do
Mary Walker                9                      Daughter                                  do
Sidney Walker              8                      Son                                          do
Edith Walker                6                       Daughter                                 do
Nelly Walker                3                       Daughter                                 do
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2 comments:

  1. The hosts between 1987 and 1991, were Mick and Sheila Costello

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    1. Many thanks, Dez, that's filled a gap in nicely.

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