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Volunteer Inn

Name: The Volunteer Inn

Address: 312, Eaves Lane, Chorley

The Volunteer Arms only appeared on the 1871 and 1881 Censuses with William Ratcliffe listed in 1871 and  James Simm shown as the landlord in 1881 and in the directory of 1882. All trace of it after that time seems to have disappeared.  This was almost certainly one of many beer houses in Chorley and was probably run on a part-time basis by James Simm whose occupation is shown as a "finisher in the bleach works" on the census. 


1871 Census

Preston Chronicle 08 April 1871

1881 Census

By the time of the 1891 Census James was living on Foster Street with his wife Jane and still shown as working at the Bleach Works.

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