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Bamber Bridge - White Horse Inn

Name: The White Horse Inn

Address: 348, Station Road, Bamber Bridge


The White Horse Inn was located on the opposite side of the road from the Hob Inn and Spinners Arms on Station Road. The building is still there today but hasn't been a pub for many years.

Listed landlords were Ann Woods (1841), William Adcroft (1851), John Lancaster (1859-61), John Hunter (1871-87), Elizabeth Hunter (1887), James Rigby (1891-92), Henry Bradshaw (1892), William Finch (1892-), Walter Yates (1901), William Turner (1911) and  Jas(James) Brindle (1917).

1841 Census

1845 Map

1851 Census

1854 Mannex Directory

Future landlord John Lancaster is recorded on the 1854 directory above as a shopkeeper although I suspect that he was already running the Inn by this stage as the press article below from 1867 confirms that there was also a shop in the premises.


Baptism: 18 Nov 1859 St Saviour, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, England
James Lancaster - Child of John Lancaster & Nancy
    Abode: B. Bridge
    Occupation: Inn Keeper
    Baptised by: Wm. Wignall
    Register: Baptisms 1837 - 1880, Page 153, Entry 1220
    Source: LDS Film 1471151

1861 Census

1861 Marriage of John Hunter and Elizabeth Burton

 ...I have repeated over word for word as given to me. John Threlfall deposed I keep the White Horse beerhouse at Bamber Bridge, in Walton-le-Dale. The corner of the beerhouse was formerly used as a shop. There is a side entrance...
08 June 1867 - Preston Herald - Preston, Lancashire, England

To be Let, with immediate possession, that excellent BEERHOUSE, the White Horse Inn, Bamber Bridge—Apply the to, Thomas Massey, valuer and house agent, Avenham Park Inn.
21 November 1868 - Preston Herald - Preston, Lancashire, England

1871 Census

BREWSTER SESSIONS.
 APPLICATIONS. Mr. R. G. Watson, solicitor, of Preston, applied on behalf of Mr J. Hunter, landlord of the White Horse beerhouse, Bamber Bridge, for a license to sell excisable liquors. 
06 September 1873 - Preston Chronicle - Preston, Lancashire, England


1881 Census

1887 Burial record for John Hunter


Mr. John Ingham, solicitor, made application for permanent transfer of the license of the White Horse, Bamber Bridge, to Mrs. Elizabeth Hunter, from her late husband... 
06 August 1887 - Preston Herald - Preston, Lancashire, England

1891 Census

WALTON AND BAMBEB BRIDGE.
  Messrs. J. Whitehead and J. Eccles, , the transfer of the followings licenses, which had previously been granted temporarily were confirmed, the White Horse, Bamber Bridge, from James Rigby to Henry Bradshaw...
17 December 1892 - Preston Herald - Preston, Lancashire, England

 WALTON AND BAMBER BRIDGE.
 Messrs. J. Whitehead and J. Eccles, the licences the following public-houses were temporarily transferred;—The White Horse,Bamber Bridge, from Henry Bradshaw to William Finch; the Yew Tree, from Edward Wilson to Henry Mark Harrison...
31 December 1892 - Preston Herald - Preston, Lancashire, England

WALTON-LE-DALE CYCLING CLUB 
The annual general meeting of members was held at the White Horse, Bamber Bridge, on Tuesday evening. Mr. Joseph Philipson presided. The balance sheet. was read and passed.  
04 March 1893 - Preston Chronicle - Preston, Lancashire, England


WALTON-LE-DALE AND BAMBER BRIDGE  LICENSE TRANSFERS
At the Bamber Bridge Petty Sessions, yesterday, the license of the White Horse public house, Bamber Bridge, was transferred from William Finch to Henry Bradshaw. 
11 February 1893 - Preston Chronicle - Preston, Lancashire, England

1901 Census

1911 Census


1917 Barratt's Directory

On the 1938 map below the White Horse is marked as a "Club". I'm not sure whether it had changed its name and/or usage by this time but it was clearly still in use as a social gathering venue.

1938 Map


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