PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL
later SUMNER'S HOTEL
Watling Street Road, Fulwood.
Strictly speaking outside the borough, but only the length of a football field outside it!
This image has travelled all the way from Virginia, USA., from
a descendant of Edward Milward Herling. His brother George Milward Herling was the landlord of the "Butchers and Commercial" at the junction of Brook Street and Blackpool Road.
Click here to see further interesting and detailed
history of the Sumner's and the Herling family.*
|This image comes courtesy of Preston Digital Archive's Flickr|
Photo: Steve Halliwell
The original Sumner's Hotel adjoined the gable-end that is visible to the left of the current hotel.
It's in an unmissable situation at the busy junction of Watling Street Road and Deepdale Road,
now known as Sir Tom Finney Way.
Not surprisingly, it is a popular venue for fans of Preston North End prior to their home games.
............as The Prince Albert Hotel.
1846 - 52 Ann Seddon
1852 W. W. Benson
1857 Mrs Peggy Curl - the licence was probably held by William Sumner. Mrs Curl was his
1866 - 97 William Sumner
..........as The Sumner's Hotel. ** see note below.
1897 - 17 Edward Milward Herling
1932 - 40 John Richmond
2007 - the present Joanne Bridge
1944 Thomas Davenport
Brief message from a reader:
** Your site implies that the Prince Albert became Sumners in 1897. However, I came across the prosecution of Edward Hurling (i.e. Herling) of the Prince Albert Hotel on January 2nd 1901 for arsenic in beer (something that was widespread at the time, mainly due to purchased glucose used in beer making). So presumably the name change was later than that. K.H.
If anyone can give a more precise date of the change, it would be appreciated.
It might also be remembered that the "Horse and Farrier" in Kilshaw Street, off
North Road, was known simply as "SCRAGGS" long before the death of it's long-time
landlord, Stephen Scragg. Could it have been a similar story here?
Please let me know.
Preston Chronicle 23rd May 1846
Preston Chronicle 13th November 1847
Preston Chronicle 4th December 1847
Preston Chronicle 9th February 1850
Preston Chronicle 28th February 1852
Preston Chronicle 20th March 1852
Preston Chronicle 15th December 1855
Preston Chronicle 24th December 1857
Preston Chronicle 28th July 1860
Preston Chronicle 12th October 1861
Preston Chronicle 25th June 1862
There was an erratum in the following week's paper stating that the above
article should have read the "Prince Albert Hotel" Fulwood.
Preston Chronicle 6th December 1862
Preston Chronicle 3rd September 1864
Preston Chronicle 6th January 1866
Preston Chronicle 9th June 1866
Preston Chronicle 13th April 1867
Preston Chronicle 16th June 1866
Preston Chronicle 18th May 1867
Preston Guardian 9th May 1868
Preston Guardian 21st August 1869
Preston Guardian 28th August 1869
Preston Guardian 18th July 1874
Preston Guardian 29th July 1871
Preston Guardian 10th July 1875
Preston Chronicle 2nd October 1875
Preston Chronicle 27th May 1876
Preston Chronicle 5th August 1876
Preston Chronicle 10th July 1880
Preston Guardian 17th September 1881
Preston Chronicle 2nd February 1884
Preston Chronicle 7th June 1890
Preston Chronicle 6th December 1890
At this stage it isn't known exactly when William
Sumner sold and left the Prince Albert Hotel, but
in 1897 legal action was being considered against
him because his brewing activities were polluting
the nearby Eaves Brook. The action, however, was
deferred because he claimed that he had sold his
His wife, Jane, died in the same year, so maybe that
loss triggered his decision to sell up.
Information from Ken Herlingshaw, Virginia, USA
Taken from a 1935 Preston North End Match Day programme.
Supplied by Ian Rigby, PNE Official Historian.
Ann Seddon 48 years Widow Innkeeper b. Bury
Elizabeth Ann Seddon 21 Daughter b. Preston
Ann Seddon 19 Daughter do
Emma Seddon 17 Daughter do
Amelia Seddon 17 Daughter do
Thomas Yates 61 widower Farm Servant b. Broughton
John Woof 21 Ostler b. Preston
William Sumner 34 years Victualler b. Withnell
Jane Sumner 26 Wife b. Burnley
Elizabeth Curl 19 Servant / Barmaid do
Michael Loftus 28 General Servant b. Co. Sligo
Peggy Curl 63 General Servant b. Baxendale
Richard Burns 40 General Servant b. Newchurch
Sarah Granville 18 General Servant b. ?
Mary Cushian 30 General Servant b. Limerick
John Ingham 2 Nephew b. London, Middlesex
William Fletcher 33 Retired Major
William Summersville ? 28 Lieut. 29th Reg't
William Sumner 44 years Innkeeper and Landowner b. Withnell
Jane Sumner 36 Wife b. Burnley
William Sumner 5 Son b. Fulwood
Kathleen Sumner 2 Daughter do
Peggy Curl 67 Visitor b. Haslingden
Matthew Salthouse 40 General Domestic Servant b. Lytham
Agnes Colthurst 26 Domestic Servant b. Preston
Louisa Taylor 11 Domestic Servant b. London, Middlesex
Eliza Blackburn 18 Domestic Servant b. Ulverston
Richard Sumner 19 Servant / Shopman b. Tockholes
John C. K. Warneford 20 Lodger / Lieut. 6th b. Halifax
West Yorks Militia
William Sumner 54 years Hotel Keeper b. Withnell
Jane Sumner 48 Wife b. Burnley
William Sumner 15 Son / Scholar b. Fulwood
Sarah Sumner 13 Daughter / Scholar do
Jane Sumner 10 Daughter / Scholar do
John Sumner 3 Son do
Peggy Curl 74 Mother-in-law / Widow b. Haslingden
Phoebe Walsh 64 Servant / Widow b. Leeds
Mary Richmond 40 Servant b. Whittingham
Ann Kelly 65 Servant / Widow b. Scotland
Rose Rogers 19 Servant b. Whitehaven
Louisa Taylor 22 Servant b. London, Middlesex
William Ainsworth 72 Servant b. Salmesbury
David Sherrington 58 Servant / Widower b. Birmingham
John White 22 Brewer b. Ulverston
G. M. McDowell 42 Doctor / Widower b. London / Middlesex
James Jones 20 Civil Engineer b. Oxford
George Brian 16 Groom / Domestic Servant b. Brighton
William Sumner 64 years Publican / Brewer / b. Withnell
Farmer / Army Contractor
Jane Sumner 56 Wife b. Burnley
William Sumner 25 Son b. Fulwood
John Sumner 13 Son do
Cissy Sumner 23 Daughter do
Jane Sumner 19 Daughter do
Sarah Sumner 14 Niece do
Elizabeth Sumner 49 Sister-in-law / Widow b. Burnley
Mary Richmond 51 Barmaid b. Haighton
Nancy Webb 35 Niece b. Preston
Louisa Emily Taylor 31 Cook b. London, Middlesex
Elizabeth Arnold 25 Housemaid b. Aldershot
Margaret Singleton 49 Housemaid b. Haighton
Edward M. Herling 21 Assistant b. Bombay, India
Charles William Parker 29 Brewer b. Salford
Susan E. Phillips 29 Lodger b. Sydenham, Kent
Edith M. Phillips 25 Living on own means b. Ormesby, Yorks
Louisa M. Knapp 22 Servant b. Barnack, Northants.
Edward Herling 31 years Hotel Proprietor b. India
Elizabeth Herling 32 Wife b. Chipping
Edward Herling 1 Son b. Fulwood
Francis Herling 23 Sister b. Fulwood
Emma G. King 27 Servant / Barmaid b. Burnley
George Walmsley 22 Servant / Barman b. Preston **see below
William Cronan 15 Servant / Barman b. Fulwood
Georgina Nicol 26 Servant / Housemaid b. Liverpool
Edward Herling 41 years Hotel Proprietor b. India
Elizabeth Herling 42 Wife b. Chipping
Edward Herling ** 11 Son / Scholar b. Fulwood
George Herling 8 Son / Scholar do
Annie Sweedy 20 Boarder b. Chipping
Elizabeth Arnold 44 Servant b. Aldershot
James Gar 28 Chaffeur b. London
** Edward (John Millward) Herling died on the 19th December 1959 at the Deepdale Football Stadium.
He was watching Chelsea beat P.N.E. 5 goals to 4. I was there as well, and it was a bit of a heart-stopper.
I seem to remember that the return fixture was a 4 - 4 draw, with a certain Jimmy Greaves scoring eight of their goals, including all five at Preston!!!
** George Walmsley married Edward Herling's sister Frances later in 1901, and they went to
take over the Selborne Hotel in James Street.