Address: 2, Station Road, Bamber Bridge
The Pear Tree Inn was first opened in the early 1800s and is located on Station Road at the junction with School Lane, an area referred to as both "School Lane Ends" and "Holland Slack" in the 1800s.
|1845 Map of School Lane Ends, the Pear Tree Inn and Cockshot House|
Listed landlords at the Pear Tree Inn were Thomas Charnley (1841-45), William Marsden (1846-), Thomas Ashworth (1851-67), Ellen Ashworth (1867-69), Mary Ashworth (1869-71), William Houghton (1881), Richard Raby (1890-91), George Henry Southworth (1896-1904) and William Robert Whalley (1911-29).
|1845 Burial of Thomas Charnley|
|1846 Slater's Directory - William Marsden|
In 1841 Thomas Ashworth and his family were recorded as living at Cockshot Brook, close to the Pear Tree (see census below).
|1841 Census Future Landlord - Thomas Ashworth|
His occupation at that time is not recorded, but in the late 1840s he took over at the Pear Tree Inn and would be landlord for the next 20+ years.
|1854 Mannex Directory|
|1867 Probate Thomas Ashworth|
|1869 Probate Ellen Ashworth|
|Photo courtesy of Gordon Small|
Police Court, this morning, before J. Eccles, H. Calvert, and H. Dewhurst, Esqrs.
Richard Raby, landlord of the Pear Tree Inn, Bamber Bridge, was summoned for permitting gaming on his premises.
02 January 1891 - Lancashire Evening Post - Preston, Lancashire, England
A GRAND BRASS BAND CONTEST BAMBER BRIDGE
(five minutes’ walk from Bam her Station), SATURDAY June 13th.
Pear Tree Inn, Bamber Bridge. The landlord will add entrance...
G W SOUTHWORTH. Proprietor. Steamer
12 June 1896 - Lancashire Evening Post - Preston, Lancashire, England
Baptism: 13 Dec 1903 St Aidan, Bamber Bridge, Lancs.
George Henry Southworth - [Child] of Henry Southworth & Margaret
Born: 7 Nov 1903
Abode: Pear Tree Hotel
Baptised by: P. A. Lillie
Register: Baptisms 1895 - 1913, Page 23, Entry 182
|1917 Barratt's Directory|
|1929 Probate William Whalley|