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Saturday, 25 February 2012

MECHANICS' ARMS, Fish Street

MECHANICS' ARMS
13  (later 26)  Fish Street
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 Better late than never!!  Let's hope there's a better, earlier, image of the
'Mechanics' Arms' somewhere.
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MINE HOSTS:
1837 - 39              Bartholomew Eccles  - Owned by Mr. Thomas Monk, Surgeon.
1839                     Robert Dyson   -  Owned by Mr. Arthur Burrow
1841                     James Hill
1843 - 48             John Leeming   d. 16.5.1848 aged 41 years
1848 - 54             Jane Leeming
1857                    James Leeming
1858 - 60            Edward Halliwell
1861 - 75            Thomas Brayshaw
1875                    James Newsham
1880 - 81             John Milner
1881 - 87             Henry Swarbrick  b.1840 in Preston, son of Joseph & Elizabeth [Moulding] Swarbrick
1887 - 88             Thomas Cookson
1888 - 93             Richard Walmsley
1893 - 94             Thomas Lynch
1894 - 97             Edward Crook
1897                    Thomas McGuire
1897 - 98            William Kellett
1898 - 1910        Henry Boardman
1913 - 17            George Hollywell
1924                   Thomas Turner
1932 - 36            George Winnard
1940 - 48           John Lamb
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Preston Chronicle  27th July 1839
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 Preston Chronicle  3rd December 1859
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Preston Chronicle  19th May 1866
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Preston Chronicle  26th March 1870
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Preston Chronicle  13th January 1872
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THUNDERSTORM AT PRESTON
On the 24th inst., The Mechanics' Arms Inn, in Fish
Street, Lancaster Road, occupied by Mr Thomas 
Brayshaw, was struck by the electric fluid about 
midnight. Part of the stack of chimneys was hurled
into the yard; about three feet square of the slating
of the roof was torn off; the gas piping underneath
was melted, the gas ignited, and the rafters set on
fire. The startled inmates raised the alarm, and the
fire brigade, after an hour's hard work, extinguished
the flames.
Lytham and Kirkham Times  27th August 1873
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Preston Chronicle  17th January 1874
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Preston Chronicle  17th May 1879
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Preston Chronicle  23rd October 1880
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Preston Chronicle  1st December 1883
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Preston Chronicle  4th April 1885
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Preston Chronicle  3rd September 1887
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841

1851

1861
Thomas Brayshaw              36 years                   Innkeeper                  b. Clapham
Esther Brayshaw                 35                            Wife                          b. Overton

1871
Thomas Brayshaw              48 years                   Innkeeper          b. Stainforth, Yorkshire
Alice Brayshaw                                                                                   b. Preston
Thomas Brayshaw                                                                                       do

1881
Henry Swarbrick               40 years                   Lic. Vict.                    b. Preston
Alice Swarbrick                 37                            Wife                                    do

1891
Richard Walmsley             48 years                   Lic. Vict.                    b. Preston
Elizabeth Walmsley           49                            Wife                           b. Penrith
Mary Ann Walmsley         18                             Daughter                   b. Chorley
Elizabeth Walmsley           15                             Daughter                            do

1901
Henry  Boardman             65 years                   Publican                     b. Haydock
Alice Boardman               63                             Wife                          b. Blackburn
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1 comment:

  1. Henry Swarbrick was born in 1840 in Preston, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth [Moulding] Swarbrick. Henry originally worked as a cotton weaver, but was a licensed victualler by 1881.


    Extract from the Preston Directory
    1882 & 1885
    Swarbrick Henry - Victualler - “Mechanics’ Arms” 13, Fish Street
    1889
    Swarbrick Henry - Victualler - “Green Dragon” 44, Lancaster Road

    Henry was still at the Green Dragon in 1891. He died in 1892.

    Dave Swarbrick [no relation]

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