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Colliers' Arms

Name: The Colliers' Arms

Address: 30 Moor Road, Chorley, Lancashire


The Colliers opened in the 1860s on Chorley Moor and remains open to this day although there have been short periods of closure over the last few decades.  Historically listed landlords have included Samuel Yates (1871), William Shaw (1871), James Makinson (1881), John Sharples (1891-1901), James Allen (1911) and Thomas Costello (1936-).

1871 Census

1881 Census

Chorley Standard and District Advertiser 14 July 1883

1891 Census



1901 Census

1911 Census

There are likely to have been stables attached to the Colliers' Arms, as a newspaper article from the 1930's suggests below: -

Lancashire Evening Post 01 April 1937

Lancashire Evening Post 10 January 1938

Lancashire Evening Post 12 April 1946


Lancashire Telegraph - Thursday 16 May 2013 in Chorley
Police suspect a fire which ripped through the first floor of a pub in Chorley was started deliberately. People were reported to be inside the Colliers' Arms pub in Moor Road when the fire broke out shortly after midnight on Saturday. Firefighters searched the building while it was still engulfed in flames and billowing smoke. No-one was found, however, and there were no injuries reported.
After the blaze was dealt with, teams remained at the scene until around 5am damping down and ensuring that the structure was safe. Watch manager Keith Evans said his crews had stopped the fire spreading to the neighbouring newsagent shop and bookmakers. John Carmichael, 52, from Moor Road, was passing the scene shortly after fire crews arrived. He said: “The first floor was well alight, smoke was coming out and everyone was concerned that there maybe people in there. “I was relieved when I heard nobody was hurt.”
The pub remained closed on Monday and contractors were seen entering the building. A spokesman for Chorley police said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a fire at the Colliers' Arms pub on Moor Road around 12.30am on Sunday. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

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