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Whittle-le-Woods - Red Cat

Name: The Red Cat

Address: 114, Blackburn Road, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley


The Red Cat first opened in the early-mid 1800's.  Listed landlords were Bernard Eccles (1841), Henry Waterworth (1851), then Bernard's son John Eccles (1861-82), Thomas Smith (1889-1901), Ada Waring (1911-1930's), W. Worden (late 1930's), Mr. & Mrs. F Kerfoot (1930's-1970's), Martin Steinmetz (2007) and Sam Crompton (2014).

1841 Census


1851 Census

1861 Census

The Red Cat - before the bypass, which now runs to the right of this picture


1871 Census


1881 Census


1891 Census



1901 Census

1911 Census

The Red Cat Restaurant

Whilst the Red Cat ceased to be a pub in recent years it operated as a restaurant under the same name but following a change of ownership in October 2014 its name changed to the Fat Bull after over 160 years as the Red Cat.


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