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Adlington - White Bear Inn

Name: The White Bear Inn

Address: 5a, Market Street (previously Bear Lane), Adlington




The White Bear Inn has been a part of Adlington life since the early 1800's and whilst some hold the view that it was named after the White Bear railway station in Adlington, as evidenced by the press cutting from 1939 below, the reality is that the station was actually named after this Inn nearby, not opening until 1869.  This is also confirmed when looking at Adlington on the 1849 map below: -


The following link provides additional information regarding the railway station.


The location of the Inn is now on Market Street but during the early to mid-1800's the road was actually called Bear Lane. The earliest reference I can find to the White Bear is on the Standish Directory of 1824.



Listed landlords at the White Bear were Robert Greenhalgh (1824), William Baron (1841), William Rigby (1851), Thomas Anderton (1855-1861), Thomas Eccles (1871-81), Edward Eccles (1891), Joseph Farnworth (1901) and Thomas Massey (1911-25).

1841 Census

1851 Census

Preston Chronicle 18 January 1851

Preston Chronicle 17 December 1853




Preston Chronicle 02 September 1854

Bolton Chronicle 06 January 1855

Bolton Chronicle 06 December 1856

1861 Census

Bolton Chronicle 11 February 1860

Preston Chronicle 27 November 1861

Preston Chronicle 10 December 1870

1871 Census

Chorley Guardian 21 December 1872

Chorley Guardian 18 October 1873

Chorley Guardian 20 June 1874

1881 Census

Chorley Standard and District Advertiser 01 May 1880


Preston Chronicle 17 September 1881

1891 Census







1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 23 October 1905

1911 Census


Lancashire Evening Post 23 June 1925

Burnley Express 05 August 1939


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