Saturday, 19 January 2008

Temperance Movement

Preston was fundamental in the formation of the Temperance Movement.

A song rejoicing in being Tee-Total. Couldn't think of anything worse!

The grave stone of Richard 'Dicky' Turner, the man who is alleged to have come up with the words Tee-Total! This can be found in the graveyard of the church close to the University Library in Preston.

Another grave stone of one on the Temperance Movement Members. Not sure what they would make of the current binge drink culture.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Pubs A

The Academy - Church Street. Formerly Preston Central Conservative Club.

The Acregate - On the corner of New Hall Lane & Acregate Lane.

The Adelphi - Fylde Street.

The Ancient Oak - Merrytrees Avenue. More an eating house with a kids play area than a traditional pub.

The Angel - Lune Street.

Arkwrights - Plungington Road. Formerly Plungington Club.

The Army & Navy - Meadow Street. Someone once suggested that this pub should really be called the RAF (work it out for yourself).

The Assembly - Lune Street. Formerly known as the Flax & Firkin. The land where the pub is was the scene of the more oppressive side of industrialisation when on Saturday 13 August 1842 a group of cotton workers demonstrated against the poor conditions in the town's mills. The Riot Act was read and armed troops corralled the demonstrators in front of what was then the Corn Exchange. Shots were fired and four of the demonstrators were killed. A commemorative sculpture can be seen in front of the pub.

The Avenham Park - Avenham Lane. As you will see from the second photograph this pub is currently closed.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Pubs B

Bar Censsa - Friargate Walk.

Barney's Piano Bar - Church Street.

Base - Friargate. This pub is currently closed. Previously known as the Friars Gate.

Beat Street Cafe Bar - Manchester Road. This pub is now closed and I would assume will be demolished in the near future. Formerly known as the Balmoral.

The Belle Vue - New Hall Lane.

The Bitter Suite - Fylde Road.

The Black A Moor Head - Lancaster Road.

The Black Bull - Garstang Road (Fulwood).

The Black Horse - Friargate. There has been a public house on the site of the Black Horse Hotel since at least the 18 th Century, however the current building dates from 1898. It was originally known as the Black Horse and Rainbow and is the only pub in England to have entrances on three different streets. In 1796 in what was seen as the most corrupt election of its time, Sir Edward Stanley spent £104.00 5s 2d bribing regulars into voting for the Whigs.

The Blue Bell - Church Street. One of the oldest Inns in Preston. A favourie destination of the Hostlers & Stablemen of the Derby Family who's stables were adjacent.

The Bridge Inn - Leyland Road (Penwortham).

The Bridge Inn - Victoria Road.