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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

PARK HOTEL, East Cliff

PARK HOTEL
East Cliff
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a.k.a. "NEW RAILWAY HOTEL"
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*Understood to have first opened on the 4th September 1883
ie. 130 years ago.
When it first opened it didn't have an on-licence, and staff had to source its
alcoholic beverages from elsewhere to supply their resident guests.
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If you're looking for the Park Hotel in Tulketh Road, Preston, 
Please click HERE
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Former Park Hotel by greenpiano1
Overlooking the Ribble and Miller Park, this former home of the Simpson's Gold Thread Works
family, became a hotel, and more recently it's been taken over by the Lancashire County
Council and used as offices.
Lancashire Evening Post 29th December 2007
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The Park Hotel and water feature in Miller Park.
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MINE HOSTS:
1882 - 98       Henry Taylor   -  Licensee
1884 - 85       Alfred George COLLINS (Manager) - wife, Katherine Darricott Douglas, 39 year died 14.12.1884
1889 - 95      Alexander MALCOLM (Manager)
1899 - 1901  Arther Fitzroy Waters  -  Licensee
1901              Harold J. Weston  (Manager)
1904 - 10      Archie J. P. THOMPSON  (Manager)
1913              B.C.SLACK
1917              P.S. MESSAGE

1932 - 44      L.M.S Railway Company.
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Preston Station footbridge plans to Park Hotel (image 3 of 4) by Preston Digital Archive
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Preston Station footbridge plans to Park Hotel (image 2 of 4) by Preston Digital Archive
The plans for the proposed walkway from the railway station to the Park Hotel
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Preston Station footbridge plans to Park Hotel (image 4 of 4) by Preston Digital Archive
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Plan, showing the (glass-covered) walkway
directly to and from the station to the Park Hotel.
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This plan shows the approach to the Park Hotel
from East Cliff Road, across 'Vicar's Bridge.'
Ironically, this bridge, as I post this plan, (February 2013)
is being demolished.
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'Vicars Bridge' February 2013, in the early throes of its demise.
The Park Hotel, as was, can be seen in the background.
Photo courtesy of Middleford Miss, on Flickr:
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Preston Chronicle  24th February 1883
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Preston Chronicle  18th January 1890
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 Preston Chronicle  27th August 1892
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There follows a series of menus from the annual
PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS RUGBY CLUB
dinners from 1902:
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1902 (above)
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1903 (above)
Note the humour.
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1905 (above)
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1906 (above)
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CENSUS RETURNS
1891
Alexander Malcolm                      30 years                       Hotel Manager          b. Scotland
Maud Malcolm                             28                               Wife                          b. Abbotts Bromley, Staffs
Alexander Malcolm                        1                                Son                           b. Preston

1901
Harold J. Weston                         30 years                      Hotel Manager          b. Dorset
Mary S. Weston                          24                             Wife / Manageress       b. Aston, Staffs.
Ethel M. Stafford                         20                               Book-keeper             b. Norfolk
Frances E. Petchell                      25                               Book-keeper             b. Turnhill, Salop.
Mary A. Simpson Opie               23                               Housekeeper              b. Newport, Monmouthshire
Willen Bruger                              25                               Chef                           b. Holland
Leon A. Leprin                           21                               Cook                          b. Vire, France
William Clark                              18                               Kitchen Porter            b. Preston
Albert A. Sullivan                        23                               Cook                         b. Chatham
Marin Lagmarie                           19                               Cook                         b. Paris
Maria Heavey                             45                               Scullery Maid             b. Kilkenny
Nathaniel Thompson                   21                               Kitchen Porter            b. Stockton-on-Tees
Mary Ann Smith                         24                               Stillroom Maid            b. Workington
Annie Rowbottom                      18                               Stillroom Maid            b. Crewe
Sarah Miller                               27                               Waitress                     b. Garstang
Emily Green                               23                               Waitress                     b. Holyhead
Mary Willan                               21                               Waitress                     b. Newry, co Armagh
Mary E. Edgley                          18                               Waitress                     b. Crewe
Mary Oakley                              18                               Waitress                    b. Dudley, Staffs
John J. Boyle                              25                               Porter                        b. Preston
William McClaren                      20                               Porter                        b. Edinburgh
Arthur J. Wynne                         19                               Porter                        b. Shevington, Cheshire
William B. Greatbanks                18                              Porter                         b. Nantwich, Cheshire
Thomas Norbury                        15                              Pageboy                     b. Hollinwood
Mary Lambert                            28                              Chambermaid             b. Sheffield
Caroline Smith                            20                              Chambermaid             b. Workington
Ada Mathwin                             29                              Housemaid                 b. Seacombe, Cheshire
Louisa Milton                             18                              Housemaid                 b. Dalton
Matilda Johnson                         20                              Housemaid                 b. Southport
George Caunce                          34                              Plateman                    b. Burscough
George Greatbanks                    15                              Pageboy                     b. Crewe

1911

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CHURCH GATES, Church Street

CHURCH GATES
Church Street.
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Synonymous with the "EAGLE AND CHILD"
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MINE HOSTS:
1832                      Esther Yates
1833       No mention of landlord in article dated 30.3.1833
1839                               - ditto -                             13.11.1839 (Blackburn Standard
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Preston Chronicle  31st March 1832
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Preston Chronicle  30th March 1833
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Blackburn Standard  13th November 1839
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

YORK CASTLE, 101 Adelphi Street

YORK CASTLE
101 Adelphi Street
 c. 1899 - William and Catherine NEWBY are standing together, just to the right of 
the door. William was a hansom cab driver.  Later, the Co-op, took over the York Castle
and the shop you can (just) see next door (to the left), and opened a store.
I have a feeling that number 100 was already owned by the Co-op.
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The "Britannia" can just be seen to the left of the arch legs.
The "York Castle" is directly above the chair, right, and the
"Victoria " is to the right of the right leg of the arch.
The image is taken from Preston Digital Archives Flickr 
account, visit here
That site says the image is taken looking towards the town centre.
I disagree; I think it's taken looking away from the town centre, and towards Plungington Road.

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MINE HOSTS:
1853                    William Gregson
1869 - 71             Edward Yates
1877 - 97            Thomas Bailey
1897                    William Smith
1897                    William Little
1898                    Joseph Smith
1899 - 1904        John Robert Bailey
1905 - 07            Thomas Clitheroe
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Newcastle Courant  26th September 1862
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Blackburn Standard   1st October 1862
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Preston Chronicle   22nd April 1876
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Preston Chronicle   22nd April 1876
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Glasgow Herald  24th April 1876
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Sheffield and Rotherham Independent   25th April 1876
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Blackburn Standard   29th April 1876
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Blackburn Standard   29th April 1876
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Lancaster Gazette   15th July 1876
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CENSUS RETURNS
1871
Edward Yates                      46 years                       Beerseller                       b. Preston
Ellen Yates                           48                                Wife                              b. Poulton

1881
Thomas Bailey                      39 years                      Iron-moulder                   b. Preston
Sarah Ann Bailey                  38                               Wife                                        do
Margaret Ellen Bailey            18                               Daughter                                  do

1891
Thomas Bailey                      49 years widower       Beerseller                         b. Preston
Margaret Ellen Cook             28                             Daughter                                   do
Amelia Cook                         6                               Grand-daughter                        do
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HIGHLAND LASS, Canal Street

HIGHLAND LASS
Canal Street
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MINE HOST:
pre- 22.2.1840       John Battersby
Probably 1836.
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The following does not relate to this house, but
it relates to the man who was here in about 1840,
and an insolvent debtor yet again:
John Battersby, formerly of Marsh Lane, 
Retailer of Ale and Sawyer, then a prisoner
for debt in Lancaster Castle, and late of
Canal Street, Preston.
Preston Chronicle  15th October 1836
See the last named, Battersby.
Preston Chronicle   22nd February 1840
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Thursday, 7 March 2013

THEATRE TAVERN, Fishergate

THEATRE TAVERN
49 Fishergate
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Photograph courtesy of Glenn Woolley
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Here's the replacement that most of us remember. I'm sure there must
be plenty of stories about the Theatre.
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MINE HOSTS:
1805       See article
1812                      John Mayor
1813                      Mrs. Nuttall  - see death notice, below23.1.1813
1818                      E. Williams      Mrs. Williams d. 15.10.1818 - don't know if this is 'E' Williams.
1818 - 25              Ann Anderson  d. 4.12.1825
1829                      William Croasdale
1831 - 44              Mrs Ann Croasdale   PC. 31.8.1839 gave applicant for licence as Mary Robinson, and the owner
                                                                                                             of the property as Peter Catterall.   Mary R.  of 1853 - 1866 
                                                                                                             would only be about 20 years of age at this time. Was it her 
                                                                                                             that was being referred to?
1845 - 52              Ann Hunt
1852 - 53              William Robinson     d.19.11.1853 aged 35 years 'after a lengthy illness.'
1853 - 66              Mary Robinson        d. 26.4.1866 aged 48 years.
1866 - 68              John McGlinchy
1868 - 70              David Kearton          d.   1870
1870 - 74              Mrs. Maria Kearton
1874 - 87              William Badger
1887 - 95              John McConnell
1895 - 1904          Eleanor McConnell
1907 - 17              Elizabeth Ann McConnell
1924 -44               William Alfred Watt  -  possibly went to the Old Black Bull, Friargate.

early 1970's          Bill Webster (I think)
1987        CLOSED
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On Tuesday 12th February 1805, a man, a
lodger at the Theatre Tavern, in Preston,
precipitated himself through a window, 
three stories high, by which he was so
dreadfully bruised, as to deprive him of
the use of his limbs.
Lancaster Gazette  23rd February 1805
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DEATH: On Tuesday last, Mr. Thomas Almond,
aged 20 years, son of Mrs. Nuttall, late of the
Theatre Tavern, in this town.
Preston Chronicle  23rd January 1813 
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DEATH:  On Thursday last, suddenly,
Mrs. Williams, of the Theatre Tavern, 
in Preston.
Lancaster Gazette. 17th October 1818
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Morning Post (London)  28th December 1818
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Preston Chronicle 31st May 1834
This came up in a search for the Bridge Inn, Penwortham.
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Blackburn Standard   26th April 1837
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.............and so it continued
Preston Chronicle   20th September 1845
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THEATRE TAVERN, PRESTON
WILLIAM ROBINSON
GOODS MANAGER, RAILWAY STATION, PRESTON.
BEGS respectfully to inform his Friends and the
Public that he has entered upon the above old-
established House, and trusts, by keeping articles
of the first quality to obtain a share of their 
patronage and support.
BASS'S SUPERIOR EAST INDIA PALE ALE
REID & Co's LONDON DOUBLE BROWN STOUT

N.B. Good Stabling and Lock-up COACH-HOUSE
49 Fishergate, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 6th November 1852
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Preston Chronicle    26th November 1853
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EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES
On the afternoon of Saturday 5th June, 1858,
JamesHardacre and Henry Bryning were repairing 
the chimneys on the roof of the Theatre Tavern.
Hardacre was supporting the ladder on which Bryning
was standing, while painting a chimney pot, but he 
lost his footing and slid down the roof.

In passing the cornice he made a desperate clutch
at the woodwork, and actually supported himself
by his hands for some moments, but, being
exhausted, he was obliged to let go of his hold, 
and fell into Theatre Street. He alighted on his
feet, and miraculously escaped with a severe 
shaking only. 

When Hardacre let go of his hold of the ladder, 
Bryning fell with it upon the roof, and he rolled
down the slates, but his progress was fortunately
stopped by the cornice.
Preston Chronicle 12th June 1858
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THEATRE TAVERN VAULTS
M. ROBINSON begs to inform her Friends
and the Public generally, that she has opened
SPIRIT, ALE, and PORTER VAULTS, in
connection with the Theatre Tavern, where
she purposes supplying none but first-rate 
articles at the usual vault prices.
Preston Chronicle 24th December 1859
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Preston Chronicle   23rd February 1861
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Preston Chronicle   1st December 1866
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The above advertisement appeared almost weekly from
29.12.1866 to 14.3.1868.
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Preston Chronicle   6th April 1867
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Preston Chronicle   7th December 1867
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The Creditors of Mr. J. McGlinchy, 
late of the Theatre Tavern, are requested
to send in their CLAIMS to Mr. WATSON,
Solicitor, Winckley Street, on or before
the 18th inst.
Full particulars required.
Preston Chronicle 11th April 1868
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Preston Chronicle   2nd November 1872
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Lancaster Gazette   11th April 1874
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Preston Chronicle  26th June 1880
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Preston Chronicle  24th June 1882
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Preston Chronicle   28th October 1882
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Preston Chronicle   4th November 1882
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A poor image, taken c.1912, but McConnell's
Theatre Hotel can be seen far right. The McConnell
family had been there for around 25 years at that point.

The question mark was inserted by staff at the Harris Reference Library.
I think that early 18th century is an error. Should read 19th century.
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Ann Croasdale                     35 years                         Innkeeper
Margaret Croasdale              85                                 Independent

1851
Ann Hunt                             35 years                         Innkeeper                  b. Hoole, Lancs.

1861

1871
Maria Kearton                     25 years                         Innkeeper                  b. Pilling
Ada L. Fowler                     13                                  Sister                         b. Preston

1881
William Badger                    40 years                         Innkeeper                  b. Preston
Jane Badger                         56                                  Wife                         b. Westmoreland

1891
John McConnell                  52 years                         Lic. Vict.                    b. Ireland
Eleanor McConnell              49                                  Wife                                   do
Beatrice McConnell             18                                  Daughter                    b. Aldershot

1901
Eleanor McConnell              53 years                         Hotel Keeper             b. Ireland
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