Address: Top o' th' Lane (Denham Lane),Brindle
The Farmers' Arms was an ale house in the row of cottages at Top o’th’ Lane; after the Second World War it was owned by Messrs. Matthew Brown & Co. of Blackburn, serving their ‘Lion’ ale.
The earliest census record was in 1881 and listed landlords were Francis Fowler (1881), Adam Rostron (1891), Richard Owen (1901) and Margaret Ann Owen (1911).
|Preston Chronicle 22 June 1889|
|Lancashire Evening Post 13 November 1895|
|Top o'th' Lane 2016|
|Lancashire Evening Post 15 May 1896|
The above photo is courtesy of Lancashire Lantern and dates back to 1905 showing Top o'th' Lane Farm on left. Cottages originally built for quarry workers on right one of which was the Farmers' Arms. Tyson House in the distance. The workhouse was up a stony lane (now footpath to Holt Lane) opposite Tyson House.
|Lancashire Evening Post 17 August 1931|
The Farmers' must have closed in the latter half of the 20th century and its exact location within the row is not known to me so I would be interested to hear from anyone who has a more detailed knowledge of the area and could assist in pinning it down.