Address: 10, Bottom o'th Moor, Horwich
The first beer house keeper at Plumptons Beerhouse or the Plumton Arms as it was also known was James Walkden; a stoker in the local bleachworks by trade he also supplemented the family income as a beer retailer. You wouldn't know this from the census records but the marriage record of his daughter Mary Ann in 1864 provides evidence of this.
|1861 Census James Walkden|
Marriage: 18 Sep 1864 Horwich Chapel, Horwich, Lancs.
Joseph Hope - 24 Labourer Bachelor of Horwich
Mary Ann Walkden - 24 Spinster of Horwich
Groom's Father: William Hope, Farmer
Bride's Father: James Walkden, Beerhouse Keeper
Witness: Richard Hampson; Ann Pendlebury, (X)
Married by Banns by: William Baker, M.A. Curate
Register: Marriages 1854 - 1881, Page 74, Entry 148
Source: LDS Film 2113122
Listed landlords at Plumptons were James Walkden (1861-71), Jane Abbott (1876-79), James Wright (1879-90) and Fanny Wright (1890-1901).
|1876-1877 Post Office Directory of Bolton|
|1881 Census James Wright|
|1891 Census Fanny Wright|
|1901 Census Fanny Wright|
|Rear of Plumpton's (2018)|