Name: The Anchor Hotel
Address: 24, Market Street, Chorley
Life was not all beer and smiles for the Smith family as the Kendal Mercury 16 August 1845 records the trial of John Smith's 15 year old son Thomas.
|The Anchor Inn and Town Hall from Fazackerley Street 1880's|
The Preston Chronicle in 1876 publicised the sale by auction of the Anchor Inn following the retirement of its owner Mr. Joseph Smith.
|Preston Chronicle 08 July 1876|
|The Anchor 1879|
There followed a number of licensee changes recorded through census and directory records including Thomas Makinson, R Watmough, Thomas Barlow,Harry Stow (1901) and Edmond Exton (1911).
|Anchor & Town Hall Rememberance|
The Anchor was also used as a meeting house in the town as shown in the below press cutting: -
|Lancashire Evening Post 09 November 1892|
|Lancashire Evening Post 08 November 1899|