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Standish - White Lion

Name: The White Lion Inn

Address: 78, Church Street, Standish

The White Lion was a beer house that was open in the second half of the 19th century located on Church Street in the last block of buildings before the Globe Tavern.  Whilst the buildings lasted until well into the 20th century there is no trace of a beer house at this location after the 1901 census.

Listed landlords of the Inn were Thomas Lund (1867), John Critchley (1869), John Ellison (1871-73) and John Eastham (1881-1904). Both Ellison and Eastham worked as colliers as well as beer sellers and at the time of the 1911 census the whole row was inhabited by colliers.

Wigan Observer and District Advertiser 15 June 1867

Wigan Observer and District Advertiser 29 May 1869

1871 Census

Marriage: 9 Feb 1873 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancs.
John Farrimond - 21 Collier Bachelor of Standish 
Sarah Ellison - (X), 20 Spinster of Standish 
    Groom's Father: Thos Farrimond, Collier
    Bride's Father: John Ellison, Inn Keeper
    Witness: James Farrimond; Sarah Ann Ascroft
    Married by Banns by: T. J. Bensted Curate
    Register: Marriages 1859 - 1880, Page 157, Entry 314
    Source: LDS Film 1526141

1881 Census

1891 Census

1901 Census

Wigan Observer and District Advertiser 19 October 1904

The Google satellite view below confirms the buildings where the White Lion once traded have been demolished and replaced by the Globe's car park and shrubbery.

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