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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

KING'S HEAD HOTEL, Friargate

KING'S HEAD HOTEL
13 Friargate
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Formerly known as the "GOLDEN LION".
revealed in a legal document dated  2.5.1780
between Thomas Hudson and James Smith.
IT IS PRESUMED that it adopted that name after the
one shown on Kuerden's map of 1689 ceased to use it.
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 The 'Long Bar' in the County Wine Stores (formerly the "King's Head Hotel")
Not to be confused with the 'Long Bar' in the King's Arms Hotel at the corner of the Miller Arcade / Lancaster Road, Church Street junction.
Image courtesy of William Suddell.
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MINE HOSTS:
2.5.1780            Operating as the Golden Lion (see above)
1806 - 18              Joseph Latus.   d. 31.10.1818
1818 - 19              Mrs. Mary Latus   -  re-married in 1819, see below. Did they continue here?
1824 - 29              Robert Cardwell
1833                     Robert Clarkson
1835                     Thomas Milner
1836 - 37              Oliver Halton
1838 - 40              James Wilkinson  
1841 - 42              John Ward
1851 - 55              Thomas Eccles
1855                     Edward Blackoe          The next few years are a bit of a 'muddle' (technical term)
1856                     Mr. Blackoe Senior                   Will be 'sorted' (another technical term) A.S.A.P.
1857                     Edward Blackoe / Thomas Blackoe     What is known, is that the Blackoe family
1860                     John Blackoe        d. 1860          featured heavily in the licensed trade at this time.
1860 - 61             Mrs. Mary Blackoe
1865 - 75             John Blackoe Jnr
1875                     Joseph Edwards
1877 - 81             George Mayor
1882 - 90             Thomas Green
1890 - 91             Levi Yates
1891 - 92             John James Duckett  -  was the owner of the property from this date.
1892 - 95             John Kelsall     - also an Auctioneer
1895 - 96             Thomas Rooney
1897                     George Terry
1897 - 98             Thomas Etherington
1898                     Edwin Drake
1899 - 04              Thomas Rooney 
1907                     Harry Helliwell (Halliwell)
1910 - 57             COUNTY WINE STORES, Ltd.
1919                    Mr. J. Pitchford
                  Reg Dawson - Possibly the owner.
                  George Suddell  (Manager)  (See memories of this place written by George's son, below)
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Some notes:-
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SOME MEMORIES OF THE COUNTY WINE STORES
The County Wine Store Friargate was owned by Reg Dawson and before that his father. My father George Suddell was the Manager of both the pub and the off licence which was accessed from Bambers Yard. They had a Christmas club where customers bought stamps and then exchanged them for their Christmas tipple. Further down Bambers yard was the entrance to where they bottled there own beer, Guinness, Sherry, Port, Champagne and they also made their own cordial by crushing fruit. I remembered they sold Horlicks in cups that had solid small handles. Barrels of spirit were kept in the Bonded warehouse on Strand road and the docks until the duty had been paid.
The Long bar had the till half way down and it revolved so there was access from both sides. Part of the bar sold cocktails and I recall there was a cocktail glass sign above the pubs doorway on Friargate called a Roxy cocktail. They had music playing in the background from a Grundig reel to reel tape recorder and on the opposite wall to the bar was a black and white TV set into the wood panelling.
That’s about all I remember as I contracted Poliomyelitis in 1953 and was in different homes and only got home in the holidays and that's when Dad took me to work with him.
Written by William Sudell
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 Lancaster Gazette  28th June 1806
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DEATH: on Saturday last, suddenly,
Mr. Joseph Latus, of the King's Head Inn, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette. 7th November 1818
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MARRIAGE:  On Tuesday last, Mr. James Townley,
to Mrs. Mary Latus, of the King's Head Inn, both
of Preston.  
Lancaster Gazette  9th January 1819
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
At the house of Robert Clarkson, the sign of the King's Head,
Friargate.
THAT well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC HOUSE, called or
known by the name of the "KING'S HEAD," situate on the
south side of Friargate, Preston, together with the Stabling and
Outbuildings, now in the possession of Robert CLARKSON,
as tenant thereof.

The above property is desirably situated for a Market House,
and the principal part of the purchase money may remain 
on Security of the Premises if required
Preston Chronicle  7th September 1833
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Preston Chronicle  17th October 1835
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 Preston Chronicle  3rd December 1836
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Preston Chronicle  27th October 1838
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Preston Chronicle  7th November 1840
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Preston Chronicle  13th February 1841
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 Preston Chronicle   4th June 1842
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Preston Chronicle  27th August 1842
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Preston Chronicle  31st December 1842
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Preston Chronicle  11th July 1846
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Preston Guardian  19th April 1851
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REMOVAL FROM THE SHAKESPEARE TO
THE OLD KING'S HEAD, FRIARGATE,
PRESTON.
EDWARD BLACKOE returns his sincere thanks to his friends
and the public for their kind patronage bestowed upon him during
the time he has been at the SHAKESPEARE, and begs to inform
them that he has REMOVED TO THE OLD KING'S HEAD INN,
Friargate, where he purposes keeping none but the best selected
SPIRITS, Home-brewed ALE, &c., &c.

E.B. wishes to call the particular attention of Farmers attending
Preston Market to his extensive Stabling, Yard, Granary, and 
every other accomodation required by them.

The King's Head Concert Hall, open on Saturday and Monday
evenings, under the superintendance of Blackoe Brothers,
combined with every novelty in Songs, Glees, Madrigals, &c., 
and supported by the first talent of the day.
ADMISSION FREE.
King's Head Inn, Friargate, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 19th May 1855
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Preston Guardian  29th November 1856
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PRESTON GUILD 1862
Great attraction at the Old-established Concert Room,
King's Head Inn, Friargate. Special engagement of
extraordinary MUSICAL TALENT, vocal and instrumental.
Comic and Sentimental SINGING &c., for the whole week.

Commencing each dat at 11am

E. & J. BLACKOE, Proprietors.

N.B. Parties attending the Guild will find this an excellent
place for rest, refreshments, and innocent amusement.
Preston Chronicle 27th August 1862
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Preston Chronicle  6th October 1862
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Preston Chronicle  21st March 1863
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Preston Guardian  10th June 1865
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Preston Guardian 12th August 1865
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Preston Guardian  17th August 1867
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 Preston Guardian  7th August 1869
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 Preston Guardian  14th May 1870
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Preston Guardian  6th August 1870
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Preston Guardian  19th November 1870
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KING'S HEAD NEW CONCERT HALL, PRESTON
(Sole Proprietor:  Mr. JOHN BLACKOE)

WANTED ARTISTES in all Branches of the Profession, for
present or future dates. No stamps. Will the Negro artistes
who disappointed us last week please communicate their reason. 
Managers and Proprietors can have full particulars by applying.
                                   GEORGE D'ARCY, General Manager
                            PS. Always a Vacancy for any Sensational Novelty.
THE ERA  27th November 1870
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NOTICE !   NOTICE !    NOTICE !
I, BOB NISH late of DONNELLY and NISH), having 
entered into Partnership with JOE LIVINGSTONE, the Eccentric
Black Comedian, Skate and High Pedestal Dancer, begs to inform
Proprietor and Managers of First-class Halls that they have a 
few vacant dates.

Finish tonight, a Successful Engagement at the King's Head
Concert Hall, Preston,

NB. Screams of laughter at their comic sketch. (D'Y  Sec).
THE ERA  26th February 1871
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PRESTON - KING'S HEAD CONCERT HALL
(Proprietor - Mr. JOHN BLACKOE)
WANTED TALENT in all branches of the Concert Hall business. 
For January 22nd and future dates. Company, Monday January
15th:- Harry Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watson, Miss Amy Tudor, 
Ben Ray, Miss Bella Anderson, Miss Sara Walton, Brothers
Ray, Mr. Marsh, and Messrs. McArdle, Crocker, and Collier.
George D'Arcy, General Manager.

P.S. Messrs. Blamphin and Lorenzo may write in.
THE ERA  14th January 1872
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The Era  26th May 1872
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The Era  9th June 1872
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"ALWAYS A FROST"
HARRY RICE, now fulfilling a SIXTH Engagement
at the KING'S HEAD CONCERT HALL, PRESTON.
Acknowledged to be the best Irish Comedian that ever
 appeared there. Re-engaged for November - a sure
sign of Frost.
THE ERA  9th February 1873
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The Era  16th March 1873
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Preston Guardian  2nd May 1874
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The Era  7th June 1874
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The Era  19th July  1874
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The Era  3rd January 1875
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The Era  17th January 1875
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PRESTON - KING'S HEAD CONCERT HALL
(Proprietor, Mr. Jos. EDWARDS   Manager, Mr. Geo. D'ARCY)

The above Hall, having changed Proprietors, all
Engagements will be cancelled from June 7th 1875.

Engagements good - Mr. and Mrs. Close, and Nelly Gannon.

Talent for June 14th Required.
Address:  PROPRIETOR
THE ERA  30th May 1875
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The Era  28th November 1875
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The Era  16th January 1876
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The Era  16th January 1876

Preston Chronicle  22nd April 1876
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 Preston Guardian  11th November 1876
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Preston Herald  9th December 1876
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Preston Guardian  18th June 1881
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Preston Herald  10th January 1883
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 Lancashire Evening Post  10th July 1889
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Lancashire Evening Post  11th April 1890
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 Preston Herald  30th August 1890
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Preston Guardian  18th April 1891
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Preston Guardian  21st May 1892
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Preston Guardian  3rd December 1892
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Lancaster Gazette  18th January 1893
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 Lancashire Evening Post  24th March 1893
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 Preston Guardian  14th October 1893
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Lancashire Evening Post  27th November 1895

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Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
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Preston Herald  20th October 1906
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Ward                     30 years                    Publican                     b. Lancs (Kirkham)
Alice Ward                    35                             Wife                                 do  (Poulton-le-Fylde)
Thomas Ward                 7                              Son                                  do
Edward Ward                 6                              Son                                  do
Jane Ward                      1                              Daughter                           do

1851
Thomas Eccles              56 years                     Innkeeper                 b. Whittingham
Mary Eccles                  52                              Wife                         b. Goosnargh
Eliza Parker                   26                              Daughter                            do
Mary Sarah Eccles        22                              Daughter                  b. Preston
Maria Parker                 19                             Daughter                   b. Goosnargh

1861
Mary Blacoe                 69 years                     Innkeeper                 b. Haighton
Edward Blackoe           32                               Son                                   do
John Blackoe                30                               Son                                   do
Ann Blackoe                 27                               Daughter                           do
Mary Blackoe               25                               Daughter                           do
Dorothy Blackoe           26                              Daughter-in-law       b. Preston
Thomas Blackoe            3 months                    Grandson                         do
Mary Gravestone           9                                Grand-daughter                do

1871
John Blackoe               40 years                       Hotel Keeper / Vict. b.Haighton
Jane Blackoe                38                                Wife                        b. Preston
Ellen Blackoe                7                                  Daughter                         do
Mary Blackoe               4                                  Daughter                         do
Julia Blackoe                 2                                  Daughter                         do
Edward Blackoe           2 months                       Son                                 do

1881
George Mayor            53 years                        Publican                  b. Woodplumpton
Alice Mayor               52                                  Wife                       b. Stalmine
James Mayor              20                                 Manufacturer's Clerk b. Preston
Jane Billington             18                                 Servant                   b. Woodplumpton

1891
Levi Yates                 40 years                         Publican                  b. Goosnargh
Mary Yates               40                                  Wife                        b. Brindle
Fred Yates                17                                  Son                         b. Longridge
Herbert Yates            10                                  Son                                  do
Levi Yates                  9                                   Son                                  do
Randolph Yates          6                                   Son                                  do
Florence Yates           4                                   Daughter                          do

1901
Thomas Rooney        50 years                         Publican                   b. Ireland
Bridget Rooney         43                                  Wife                         b. Warrington
Margaret Rooney      20                                  Daughter                   b. Derby
James Rooney           18                                  Son                          b. Preston
Thomas Rooney         14                                 Son                                    do
Sarah Rooney            10                                  Daughter                            do
Katie Rooney            10                                  Daughter                            do
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