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Croston - Plough Inn

Name: The Plough Inn

Address: Station Road (formerly Cannaleach), Croston

The Plough was opened in the early 1800's between 1824 and 1841 although the exact date is not known and was located on a road called "Cannaleach" which subsequently was renamed "Station Road" in the 1880's. Pictured above it is now a private residence.

Listed landlords of the Plough Inn were George Eastham (1838-1900), Peter Talbot (1901) and John Yates (1911). Having served as landlord of the Plough for 62 years George Eastham was possibly one of the longest serving landlords of any pub in the country.

1841 Census

1851 Census

1861 Census

1871 Census

1881 Census

Preston Chronicle 16 July 1881

1891 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 08 February 1899

Lancashire Evening Post 15 March 1900

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 31 July 1905

Isaac Lawrence and Sons was based on Lord Street (later on Bond Street) in Leigh and was known as the Crown Brewery.

1911 Census

The Eastham family who ran the Plough for many years had been resident in Croston since the 17th century or even earlier and after the death of George around 1903 his family remained in the village.  His grandson Charles Richard Eastham is worthy of note.  In 1906 school records showed he attended Ulnes Walton Primary school.

Charles later signed up to fight for his country in World War 1; on 15th July 1918 he sadly lost his life. His service record is shown below: -

Service number 200852
Regiment King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Battalion 1/4th Battalion.
Birth place  Croston, Lancs
Enlistment place PRESTON
Death year 1918
Death day 15
Death month 7
Cause of death Died of wounds
Death place France & Flanders
Theatre of war Western European Theatre

Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards

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