NEW MATERIAL FROM READERS

Readers who have material that they are prepared to share on this site, should send it to me at prestonbirder@aol.com

This could take the form of family history details, stories relating to a property, or a photograph. All additions will be credited in the way you prescribe.

A new addition could benefit YOU! and vice versa; so, please keep it coming.

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The following are some of the words of encouragement
that have been emailed to me since I began this project.
They mean a lot to me, make it all worth while,
and I thank the writers for them.
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 44.       I have just accessed your pubsinpreston site; am amazed at how much 
                  information you have collecte.  J.H.

43.    You must put a huge amount of time and effort into your website,its a credit to you,thanks
                                                                      once again.    L.T.

42.   Appreciate your website - what a tremendous amount of work must be involved!   M.W.

41.   Having looked at the site, what a fantastic source of information it is. Even if the searcher doesn't immediately find the individual they are looking for, there is such a wealth of social history supported by the many newspaper cuttings.  F.S.

40.   Congratulations on your site and many thanks for making this available to the public with so 
                              much information.   A.W.

39.   I'm still going through your blog as there is a lot to read. It's wonderful that you have taken the time and 
         trouble to make all this information available online.  P.S.

38.   Excellent site on the old pubs of Preston!...................................Thanks so much! Hope to hear from
                                                                               you - And again - really awesome site!    T.O.

37.  Very impressive achievement. A wealth of information, and not just on the pubs but on much else besides. 
            Thanks for all your hard work.  M.M.

36.  I ran across your site on Preston's Pubs and Inns - what a fantastic achievement that is!    C.H. (USA)

35.  Just been on your blogspot for the first time.  Congratulations, it's great!    D.S.

34. I came across your fantastic site whilst digging around in family history. My parents were connected
               through family with lot of Preston pubs.   P.S.

33.   I saw your web site in a story on the LEP website, I'm so glad I did, it is brilliant. I love all the
           newspaper clippings and all the information you have got on each public house. This is definitely
          going on my favourites and I look forward to making my way through your site. the history of Preston
          has always interested me and this is probably one of the best and easiest sites I have used. thanks and
           well done!   J.K.

32,    Splendid site to browse.  Will be adding you to my favourites.  J.W.

31.   Brilliant site! As a former local history librarian I appreciate the enthusiasm you must 
          have for this project that has led you to spend so much time producing such a large    
                                            body of extremely useful work.  A.


30.   First of all what a great research job you have done on this site.  You have given me a lot   
                   of information on my family history, and also I a lot of pleasure over the last few days 
                   reading about the history of pubs that I have frequented during the 1980's and 90's, 
                        and unfortunately have now closed.    J.


29.   I must first say that for me, a family historian, I have found your PRESTON'S INNS, 
          TAVERNS and BEERHOUSES web site absolutely terrific!     Specifically, with respect 
          to your extensive posted coverage of a particular public house, the  "Oddfellows Arms" (&
          later "Kendal Castle") on Ladyman Street, Preston. R.W.

28.   Steve, I found your Preston pub and inns site, when the old photo of the St Mary's Hotel was put up on Preston Past (Flickr). What a great site you have!   R.C.

27.   A very worthwhile enterprise, sir! Combines two of my favourite things, history and ale! Keep up the good work. C.D.

26.   Just stumbled across your web page and got to say very impressed, found my great- grandfather Richard and grandfather William age 2 on the 1881 census.  R.S.

25.   Just come across your site very impressed,excellent!   C.F.

24.   Thanks for a great website & all your help.   S.C.

23.   Just came across your site, absolutely brilliant already found my grandson's dad's side 

of the family the Mulgrew’s in the Pack Horse in Walker Street fantastic. I have now passed 

the information on to our English cousins.   A.T.   [Left as a 'comment,' below]


22.   Forgot to mention before...your site is brilliant, keep up the good work!  J.D.

21.   Firstly, I would like to say that you have done a wonderful job with this site,  and recently I have directed others to view it and they think it is amazing. Your hard work and time is greatly appreciated.  L.

20.   Firstly, what a great website you have! Instead of revising I've been trawling old beer houses of old Preston! So if I fail my exam on Thursday I'll blame you!  C.B.

19.   First of all, may I say I think your blog is excellent. It must have taken you a long time to input all the information, never mind find it in the first place.  H.C.

18.   I have found your blog listing the local pubs in Preston; this is really very interesting, particularly the press extracts. The amount of effort you have put in is astounding, but I have to compliment you on such a superb job.  J.O.

17.   I just came across your blog today of “Pubs in Preston”. I live in Australia but my grandmother was
    born in Preston...................... I look forward to checking which other family members might have been associated with pubs in Preston and I thank you for your wonderful website.  K.F. (Australia)
                                          VISIT:   http://familyhistoryresearch.com.au

16. I think your site is great, thank you. D.B.

15.   I would like to congratulate you on your wonderful website

        “Preston’s Inns, Taverns and Beerhouses”. You have obviously

          a devoted lot of time and energy on this project.   J.W.

14.   I am researching my family history and was fascinated to find your information on 
        the Anglers Inn, Pole Street, Preston on the website.  D.J.

13.   I don't know Preston, but I'm finding your "Pubs in Preston" website fascinating.
       What a lot there were! I'll look out for the official launch of your new website, but
        have certainly enjoyed what I've found so far.  D.J.

12.   I only spotted your ‘pubsinpreston’ website yesterday, when it came up in a 
        search for George Parker, and I was delighted to find such a lot of info about the 
        Shelley's Arms Hotel. N.S.

11.   Thank you so much for this and the accompanying pictures etc. Brilliant!  J.D.

10.   I’m logging in to your fascinating website in between necessary chores and hospital visiting. J.D.

9.   Congratulations on a superb piece of research, by the way.  C.S.

8.   'You are to be congratulated on the work you have put into this. You should be on free ale for the rest of your life'. B.D.

7.   Yesterday, B.D. put a message on the LFHHS forum, advising everyone of your site, and excellent it is. P.H.

6.   My name is C.K. and I have just come across your great webpage about Preston's Inn and Taverns.

5.   I am glad to hear from you and congratulate you on such a brilliant and comprehensive site that has obviously taken up every waking hour of your time for ages. Your research has provided a valuable and fascinating record and must be proving addictive for old Prestonians in particular. M.D.

4.   Congratulations on your new web site. I think you've done a brilliant job.  J.R.

3.   I was sent the link to your Preston Pub website. It looks great and will be a great resource here for us at the Harris Community History library as we do get fairly regular questions on the history of local pubs.  Member of staff.

2.   There is a book written locally to me in Sheffield called 'A Pub on every Corner,' which highlights the importance of the local pub or inn at that time, and this is what I was trying to convey in my thanks to your site, that these hostelries are valuable to the community and community life as it was then. The little anecdotes like the pig story remind us how things were very different then which we sometimes forget as it’s too easy to take things as we would today which is so wrong to do. We need to step back in time and these tales help us to do that so thank you again for that. Even looking at that brick wall ("Waggon and Horses") painted a picture of the kind of house which stood next to it, coupled with other descriptions elsewhere of the thatched roofs, etc on these cottages. I am beginning to feel at home in Preston as it was rather than Preston as it is, and that's no disrespect to modern day Preston but it is fulfilling my aims I set out with in my quest to get to know my ancestors.  L.G.


1.  I’ve just had a brief look at your site and I am very impressed.
                                                                                                                                                    P.T.

10 comments:

  1. Just came across your site, absolutely brilliant already found my grandsons dads side of the family the Mulgrew’s in the Pack Horse in Walker Street fantastic.
    I have now passed the information on to our English cousins.
    Andy Tulloch Edinburgh
    murphyslib@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for those comments Andy. If you have material that will put meat on the bones of the Mulgrews, and you're prepared to share it with our readers, I'll always credit the source it came from. Steve H.

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  2. I was handed a leaflet at the recent 'Guild' so thought I'd have a look. Beer and pubs are close to my heart..talking of which I remember sitting in the Hearts of Oak in Adelphi St and a train rumbling underneath on it's way to Longridge. I'm now 62 so not old enough to remember much but I remember the Oddfellows in Adelphi St during the '50s full of smoke and flat capped men. Also the New Cock Inn Fishergate, the princes (?) Byrom St. Somewhere I have photos of the interior of the Queens near the rlwy Stn before demolition. Nostalgia aint what it used to be. Thanks. Fantastic resource.

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  3. Brilliant site! As a former local history librarian I appreciate the enthusiasm you must have for this project that has led you to spend so much time producing such a large body of extremely useful work.

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    1. Many thanks. That's all the encouragement I need to continue!!

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  4. Hi Steve. This is a fantastic site and i like many other appreciate what you have done here. My family played a small part in running some Preston pubs and it's good to be able to share some of that history with others who might be interested. Thanks.

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  5. Hi Steve,
    I saw your web site in a story on the LEP website, I'm so glad I did, it is brilliant. I love all the newspaper clippings and all the information you have got on each public house. This is defiantly going on my favourites and I look forward to making my way through your site. the history of Preston has always interested me and this is probably one of the best and easiest sites I have used. thanks and well done!

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  6. Very impressive achievement. A wealth of information, and not just on the pubs but on much else besides. Thanks for all your hard work. Mary

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  7. I had always been told by my mum that my great great grandfather James Dobson had been the landlord of the Spindlemakers pub on Lancaster Road in the late 1800's. It was a corner pub and I had took it to mean the end going into Church Street. I googled the pubs details just recently and thanks to your site found a picture of the pub, with people stood outside (I don't know if it's my family), with a side inscription confirming my grandads name, in addition the number translating to present day 212, meaning it's actually the opposite end going onto the ring road. This is particularly special for me just now because I lost my mum recently. So thank you,

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  8. In addition to that, I've just read about the traumatic event concerning my great grandmother Elizabeth in 1897. I did not know about this attack and subsequent court case. My late mum recently passed, grew up with Elizabeth her gran just across the North Road in Salter Street between 1943-1950 before moving to Inskip in the early 1950's taking Grandma Elizabeth with them. She passed away in 1968 at the age of 89.

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