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Bridge Inn

Name: The Bridge Inn

96, Botany Brow, Chorley, Lancashire


The Bridge Inn (right)

The Bridge Inn first appears on the 1871 census and the landlords listed are Ann Berry(1871), William Berry (1881-91), Thomas Almond (1901), Samuel Henry Ratcliffe (1911), Horace Lowe (1920), Emma Lowe (1933) and John Sharrock(1936).


1871 Census

1881 Census

1891 Census

Botany Brow looking south towards Chorley c.1890s
The Bridge Inn pictured on the left of the horse & cart.

1901 Census

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 21 December 1920

Lancashire Evening Post 01 March 1921

Lancashire Evening Post 27 May 1933

Lancashire Evening Post 21 August 1939

Bridge Inn - White frontage pictured on the left

The row of buildings containing the Bridge Inn and those opposite were later demolished prior to the building of the M61, which opened in 1966.  On the picture below you can see the new bridge over the M61 and the original bridge (pictured above) on the right side of the motorway bridge. The Railway Inn aka The Lock & Quay is hidden behind the houses right of picture.

Botany Brow 1970s

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