Name: The Albion
Address: 29 Bolton Street, Chorley, Lancashire
Listed landlords at the Albion were Josiah Booth (1852), Edward Entwistle (1861), Elizabeth Entwistle (1871), James Lupton (1881-91), William & Ann Jolly (1893-), Thomas & Ann Massey (1901), William Smith (1911), James Longton (1936) and Tom & Margaret Martin (1976 - 1986).
Reference to the Albion first appeared in the 1852 Slater’s Directory of Lancashire, the landlord being recorded as a Josiah Booth who was a local man born in Duxbury and living in nearby Gillibrand Walks at the time of the 1851 census. Inn-keeping was not the most stable trade and typically by 1861 Josiah had left the Albion and been replaced by Edward Entwistle and his wife Elizabeth who hailed from the Pendleton area.
Ten years later they were still at the Albion but by 1893 they had moved on and were replaced by William and Ann Jolly as the marriage record below confirms: -
Marriage: 20 Dec 1893 St George, Chorley, Lancashire, England
James Bibby - 30 Labourer Bachelor of 19 John Street
Sarah Jolly - 26 Spinster of 47 Bolton Street
Groom's Father: John Bibby, Deceased, Block - Printer
Bride's Father: William Jolly, Publican
Witness: Thomas Jolly; Mary Ellen Bibby
Married by Banns by: J. E. Jelly B. A.
Register: Marriages 1893 - 1900, Page 18, Entry 36
Source: LDS Film 1526078