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Old 28-08-2004, 22:57   #1
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Area around Stag Pub

Found these photos, first one taken by Owd Bert in February of this year, the second one, not so clear, but ... better than nothing. It shows the properties near The Stag Pub, in particular the County Police Station built c1882.

I never knew there had been all these buildings .....
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Old 07-09-2004, 16:29   #2
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I remember those buildings - the photograph must have been taken before the clock was put up, as there is a lamppost where it now is.

Reading from the Stag, the first shop front was Libbertons Printworks, the second was the Darby & Joan Club, run by the WVS. Over the frontage is carved "County Mart", can't remember the date, but it seems to have been a co-op once.

We must have been a lawless lot, to merit such a magnificent Magistrates Court and Police Station!

Does anyone know what the clock was for or to commemorate? Must have a look next time I'm there (before I go into the Stag, me eyes don't work any too well on the way out!).
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Old 12-09-2004, 16:09   #3
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hi,I remember the old police station at church.Most of the police lived in the houses
ajoining the station.As for the clock,it was payed for by Mr.Wilson who was chairman
of the church council.He lived in church all his life.On his death,his wife gave their
house which overlooked rishton to churchkirk church.The vicar at the time lived in it for sometime,then said it was not good enough thats when the vicarage on blackburn
rd,was bought.
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Old 12-09-2004, 16:37   #4
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What date would the purchase of the new Vicarage be, George?
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Old 13-09-2004, 13:46   #5
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I think the purchase of the vicarage would be early 60s.The shops along the side
of the police station were owned by the Co Op,before Libbertons.
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Old 13-09-2004, 14:05   #6
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Oh! cant find any photos of co-op in that area, but found this one on Market Street. Bit small, sorry.
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Old 14-09-2004, 11:47   #7
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There was also a Co Op on York St, at the corner of France St, i worked after school
in the butchers shop on Market St, helping to clean and take out orders.I got
2 shillings a week plus tips if i was lucky.
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Old 14-09-2004, 11:54   #8
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I remember the Co-Op on York Street. I loved it. The smells of coffee, bacon and assorted good things was almost edible! I remember my mother sitting on a bentwood chair, with her order book, and Mr Watsit in his blue? overall collecting everything together, and the wonderful smell as he ground the coffee, cutting and patting the butter, and slicing the bacon ... then the boy would bring the order round in the basket on the front of his bike. Don't forget the divi slip - I had to remember two Co-Op numbers, my mothers and my aunts, and woe betide if I got them wrong! Shopping was certainly better in those days than the supermarket is now. The butchers was Charnleys in my day, Ted and Rene, did great potted meat.
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Old 22-09-2004, 17:03   #9
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did you know the stag was built before the 1690 and the first recorded landlord was a relative of the dreaded judge walmsley
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This is just across the road (more or less - behind Osby as was) from the Stag. Anybody know what it was? Busman and I are intrigued. It looks like a bricked up gaol cell for very wide prisoners.
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Old 22-09-2004, 18:18   #11
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This is just across the road (more or less - behind Osby as was) from the Stag. Anybody know what it was? Busman and I are intrigued. It looks like a bricked up gaol cell for very wide prisoners.
Nice picture Willow, very interesting and Im certainly intrigued. May I suggest an Ice House Perhaps?

Any chance of a group of photos for this type of subject matter?
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Old 23-09-2004, 08:54   #12
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did you know the stag was built before the 1690 and the first recorded landlord was a relative of the dreaded judge walmsley
In fact the Stag is a 14th century coaching inn, and the council wanted to knock it down when they redeveloped the area!! My friend Kitty, who is a member of the local history society, told me that it was only saved because in the side wall is one of the very few postboxes from Queen Victoria's time - it has VR on the box. Originally it had an arch in the middle for the coaches to drive through (the pub, not the postbox!)

At least one potential act of council vandalism averted.
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Old 23-09-2004, 17:17   #13
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it is rumoured that oliver cromwell met with his higher ranking officers at the stag before going on to battle at preston.
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Old 23-09-2004, 17:31   #14
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it is rumoured that oliver cromwell met with his higher ranking officers at the stag before going on to battle at preston.

Oliver Cromwell was certainlyactive across the area of church before the battle of Preston, He was also rumoured to have ordered the beheading of two monks at the gates of Church Kirk. I must add that the tales that the heads over the door at the Kirk represent these two unfortunates are probably two early in there representation. I have some recent photos of the heads, but as always I cant get the bl**dy things up.
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but as always I cant get the bl**dy things up.
What's the problem there Doug?
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