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Joiner's Arms

Name: The Joiner's Arms

Address: 113, Market Street, Chorley

The Joiner's Arms is one of the oldest remaining pubs in town although the current building may not be the original as directory records confirm that it was around in 1793; not surprisingly the landlord at that time, Thomas Green is shown as an Innkeeper, Joiner and Cabinet Maker.  From 1797 the Joiner's was listed as one of the Lodges of the Freemasons and like many of the town's pubs was a popular meeting place.  

It retained its name certainly until 1964 according to directory records but probably long after that.  It is still open for business today under its current name, Last Orders at the Lamplighter.  Prior to this it has had other names including The Entertainer.

Listed landlords were Thomas Green (1793), Robert Worsley (1818), John Hyde (1824), Bannister Anderton (1835-39), Ann Fazackerley (1841), Isaac Fairclough (1851), Abraham Unsworth (1861-65), James Davenport (1871-76), John Redhead (1879-82), Peter Hilton (1889-91), William Smith (1901), Alice Hilton (1911), Richard James Bamber (1936), Joe & Molly Smith (1964) and Reece Kilcoyne (2015).

1841 Census

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 04 September 1841

Preston Chronicle 07 July 1849

Bolton Chronicle 26 October 1850

1851 Census

Bolton Chronicle 21 October 1854

Preston Chronicle 15 May 1858

1861 Census

Preston Chronicle 24 August 1867

1871 Census

Chorley Guardian 06 July 1872

Chorley Guardian 01 November 1873

Chorley Standard and District Advertiser 05 June 1880

1881 Census

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 03 October 1887

1891 Census

Blackburn Standard 18 November 1893

1901 Census

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 14 May 1935

In 2015 the Joiner's Arms changed its name once more to the "Lamp Lighter".

Joiners and D'owd Inn 2017

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