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Bamber Bridge - Withy Trees Hotel

Name: The Withy Trees Hotel

Address: Station Road, Bamber Bridge

Whilst this was not the Original Withy Trees, the Withy Trees Hotel, which is now known as the Withy Arms has been around since the early 1800s. More recently is was called the Top House and prior to that 'Shifty O'Shea's', an Irish theme bar and prior to that it was the Withy Trees. Positioned on the corner of Brownedge Lane and Station Road the original building pictured above is no longer standing having been demolished to make way for the Withy Arms. It held a prominent position on Station Road in the town opposite the Council Offices.

Listed landlords were Henry Worthington (1841), George Worden (1851-67), Isaac Carter (1871-84), James Parkinson (1891), Sarah Parkinson (1901) and Samuel Stokes (1911-17). 

1841 Census

1845 Map

1851 Census
1854 Mannex Directory - George Worden

1855 Post Office Directory - New Withy Trees, George Worden

1861 Census

Council Offices on the opposite corner of the junction at Brownedge Lane

During the early 1860s landlord George Worden upped sticks and relocated to Chester at the Durham Ox, where he remained until his death in 1867.

1867 Probate for George Worden

The Durham Ox (Chester)

1871 Census

Photo courtesy of Gordon Small

1881 Census

1891 Census

1901 Census

1909 Map

1911 Census

1917 Barratt's Directory

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