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Wellington Inn

Name: The Duke of Wellington Inn

Address: 96 Market Street, Chorley


The Wellington c.1950's (boarded up)

The Wellington Inn, or Duke of Wellington to it its full name was a beer house located on the corner of Gillibrand Street at its junction with Market Street.

Listed landlords were John Derbyshire (1851-61), Robert Clayton (1871), James Leaver (1881) and Edward Alston (1891-1928). In 1851 the census record below show John Derbyshire as a "Retailer of Beer Duke of Wellington" whereas in 1861 he was shown as  a "Coal Miner Duke of Wellington".  Robert Clayton on the other hand had diversified by the time he was the landlord in 1871, shown as a "Beer Seller and Ginger Ale maker (Beer House)".

1851 Census

1861 Census



1871 Census


1881 Census

The Wellington right of picture

1891 Census

1901 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 06 September 1901

1911 Census



Wellington and Royal Theatre

Lancashire Evening Post 08 July 1919

Miriam's son was  John William TOWERS aka ALSTON b.1891 who was a driver in the Army Service Corps 1st Coy., 37th Div. Train and died in WW1 on 03/12/1918.  He is commemorated on the Chorley War Memorial.


Gillibrand Street junction Market Street c.2015

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