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White Bear Inn

Name: The White Bear Inn

Address: 105, Bolton Street, Chorley

The White Bear c.1900

Located on the corner of King Street and Bolton Road the White Bear was another casualty of the town centre bypass although it was located within spitting distance of the Duke Street crossroads, where a large number of other public houses already existed so there was no shortage of beer houses to serve the community.

Listed landlords were George Wilson (1871), John Smith (1881), Mary Rowley (1891), Zachariah Thompson (1889-01), Thomas Birchall (1911) and Peter O'Neill (1936).

1871 Census

1881 Census

Marriage: 19 Jan 1889 St George, Chorley, Lancashire, England
William Sharples - 28 Collier Bachelor of Red Bank
Jane Alice Thompson - 24 Weaver Spinster of Bolton Street
Groom's Father: Henry Sharples, Collier
Bride's Father: Zachariah Thompson, Publican
Witness: Joseph W. Rollins; Alice Rollins
Married by Banns by: W. H. Smartt
Register: Marriages 1883 - 1893, Page 137, Entry 273
Source: LDS Film 1526078

1891 Census

The White Bear c.1950's - opposite can be seen the Eagle Hotel and Duke of York

1901 Census

1911 Census

Lancashire Evening Post 07 February 1924

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