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Saturday, 11 February 2012

ELEPHANT, The 10 Brieryfield Road

THE ELEPHANT
10 Brieryfield Road
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MINE HOSTS:
1868 - 95             Edward Wilson    [Wine licence granted in 1877]
1895 - 96             Alfred Gibson
1896 - 97             William Holt
1897                     Anthony Cragg
1897 - 98             Robert George Jackson
1899                     Edward Norris
1900                     James Percy Walker
1901                     James White
1901 - 02             Maria Corless
1902 - 04             Robert Gordon
1905                    Edward Miller
1907 - 17             John Winstanley
1924 -                  John Calvert
1926 - 27            Rosannah Calvert
1932                   Robert Collinson
1936                   Richard Collinson
1940                   Joseph Price
1944 - 48           James Wilding
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 Lot 3
 Lancashire Evening Post  9th November 1903
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MEMORIES OF A SMALL BOY
AT "TH' ELEPHANT"
At the time it (the above photograph) was taken top right on the black and white photo was my bedroom.
As far as I remember my mum turned it into a really busy pub when she started doing food and got a pool table in - it was absolutely heaving most of the time. It was a pretty small pub and the pool table had a specially shortened cue as there wasn't enough room for a full sized one.
We got a microwave and pies and "Steak Canadians" were ready a couple of minutes after ordering.
It also started opening really early in the morning doing breakfasts for the BAe night-shift (possibly open all night - I don't remember clearly). I think technically it was just for food, but I remember coming downstairs at some ungodly hour in the morning and it was full of C.I.D. drinking.
The place next door was some kind of confectionery wholesaler.
Lots of weird memories about "The Elephant". 
ALTNETID
Pers. Comment:  I think the CID would probably be having their breakfasts as well?
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CENSUS RETURNS
1871
Edward Wilson               48 years                Beerseller                 b. Preston
Alice Wilson                   48                         Wife                                  do
Elizabeth Wilson             29                         Daughter                            do
Catherine Wilson            19                         Daughter                            do
Edward Wilson               17                         Son                                   do
Richard Wilson               15                         Son                                   do
Gilbert Wilson                 7                           Son                                   do
Mary Wilson                   3                           Daughter                           do

1881
Edward Wilson              57 years                 Beerseller                b. Preston
Alice Wilson                  58                          Wife                        b. Farrington
Edward Wilson              27                          Son                         b. Preston
Gilbert Wilson                17                          Son                                  do
Mary Wilson                  13                          Daughter                          do

1891
Edward Wilson              67 years                Beerseller                 b. Preston
Alice Wilson                  68                         Wife                         b. Farington
Mary Wilson                  23                         Daughter                  b. Preston

1901
James White                  54 years                Publican                   b. Warwickshire
Hannah M. White          55                          Wife                        b. Denton
James White                  25                          Son                         b. Bolton
Margaret White             24                          Daughter-in-law              do
Elizabeth White              2                           Grand-daughter               do
Olive White                   7 months                Grand-daughter               do
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4 comments:

  1. At the time it was taken top right on the black and white photo was my bedroom.
    As far as I remember my mum turned it into a really busy pub when she started doing food and got a pool table in - it was absolutely heaving most of the time. It was a pretty small pub and the pool table had a specially shortened cue as there wasn't enough room for a full sized one.
    We got a microwave and pies and "Steak Canadians" were ready a couple of minutes after ordering.
    It also started opening really early in the morning doing breakfasts for the BAe night-shift (possibly open all night - I don't remember clearly). I think technically it was just for food, but I remember coming downstairs at some ungodly hour in the morning and it was full of CID drinking.
    The place next door was some kind of confectionery wholesaler.
    Lots of weird memories about The Elephant.

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    1. Can you tell me roughly when you're talking about. I'm sure all the CID will have retired by now. I remember the time, also, when Steak Canadiennes were the delicacy of the day.

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  2. It was late 1970's possibly early 80's.
    We had The Balmoral before that - memories of that are even hazier. The back yard was full of old sheep skulls and teeth.

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  3. Sorry for the late reply by the way!

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