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Adlington - Bridge Inn

ame: The Bridge Inn

Address: Park Road, Adlington


The Bridge Inn is located on what was previously known as Bottling Lane (1840-70's) and also Cemetery Road (1870-1900's) until it was renamed Park Road sometime in the 1900's.  Adjacant to the pub is White Bear Bridge overlooking the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and White Bear Marina. 

Listed landlords at the Bridge were Thomas Makinson (1871-81), Thomas Lilley (1883-91) and Charles Lamb (1901-11). Thomas Makinson was running the Clayton Arms Inn 10 years previously in 1861 with his wife Elizabeth; his brother Samuel Makinson also ran another beer house in Adlington at this time. 

Elizabeth was also from "pub stock" being the daughter of Lawrence Wilcock who ran the Elephant & Castle in the 1840's, a fact proved by their marriage record below: -


Marriage: 19 Feb 1843 Christ Church, Adlington, Lancashire, England
Thomas Makinson - (X), 27, Engineer, Bachelor, Adlington
Elizabeth Wilcock - 23, Spinster, Adlington
    Groom's Father: John Makinson, Farmer
    Bride's Father: Laurence Wilcock, Publican
    Witness: Ralp Marsden, (X); Ellen Hampson, (X)
    Married by Licence by: Thomas Carpenter Minister
    Register: Marriages 1843 - 1876, Page 1, Entry 1
    Source: LDS Film 1526077


1871 Census


Chorley Guardian 13 June 1874

1881 Census


Chorley Standard and District Advertiser 03 November 1883

1891 Census


Lancashire Evening Post 17 January 1898

1901 Census



1911 Census

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