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Mine Hosts North Enders

2 November 2012

Having recently searched for information on former player, Tom Pratt, I accidentally came across a site about public houses and inns, in and around Preston.

 

I had always known about a few ex-North Enders being landlords of pubs after their footballing careers had ended, but I have subsequently been able to add to my list.

 

If anyone has further information I would be very grateful. The site I came across is Steve Halliwell’s Preston’s Inns, Taverns and Beerhouses. Well worth a look.

 

JACK BELGER                                                                                                                                                  

Oddfellows Arms 1886-1889                                                                                                                    

Fleece Inn 1891-1895


JAMES TRAINER

Black-A-Moor Head 1890-1892

Lamb Hotel 1893-1894

Horse Shoe Hotel 1894-1897

Royal Consort 1902-1904

 

WILLIAM McKENNIE

John O’Gaunt 1892-1893


WILLIAM GREER

Horse Shoe Hotel 1897


GEORGE DRUMMOND

Horse Shoe Hotel 1897-1900

Globe Tavern 1900-1901


BOB HOLMES

New Inn 1899-1901

Balmoral Hotel 1904

 

TOM PRATT

Queen Adelaide 1901-1902

 

DICKIE BOND

Hearts of Oak 1907

 

GEORGE TOD

Hearts of Oak 1909

Victoria Hotel (Walton-le-Dale) 1911

Fortune of War 1917

 

SAM THOMSON

Bowling Green Inn 1910

Continental Hotel 1911


PETER McBRIDE

Deepdale Hotel 1913-1918


JOHN HUNTER

Skeffington Arms 1913-1917

 

JACK BARTON

Central Hotel 1926-1927

 

SANDY DOOLAN

Golbourne Hotel 1926-1927

 

PROCTOR HALL (PNE reserve team player)

Tanners Arms 1926-1940

 

GEORGE SAPSFORD

Kings Arms 1927-

 

GEORGE HARRISON

Moorbrook Inn 1932-1936

 

TOMMY ROBERTS

New Inn 1932-1936

Craven Heifer 1936-1940

Stephenson’s Arms 1940-1965

 

JOHN HOLLAND

Plungington Hotel 1940-1944

 

JIMMY DOUGAL

Moor Park Hotel 1953-1963

 

HUGH O’DONNELL

Meadows Arms -1965


NORRIE LLOYD

Plungington Hotel

 

PETER SAYER

Blue Bell 1991-1999


Other ex-North Enders who have been mine hosts, publicans, landlords or licensees of Public Houses outside of Preston include:

 

Jonathan Clark, Lane Ends Hotel, Wesham & The Clarence Hotel, Marton, Blackpool

Billy Blyth, The Bowling Green Hotel, Carlisle

Eddie Holdsworth, The Tenby Hotel, Swansea

Joseph Elliott, The Cricketers, Gillingham

Stanley Davies, Publican in West Bromwich 1937-1946

Jack Livesey, Publican in Bury

Tom Scott, Publican in Wallasey 1948

William Wade, Publican in Sunderland 1948


Well over 100 years ago James Trainer, North End’s old Invincible goalkeeper was the steward at the Fulwood club in Victoria Road, Fulwood.

 

Pete Sayer is currently the steward at Preston Golf Club and another member of the ‘old Invincibles’, Sandy Robertson, was a steward on an Atlantic liner in July 1892!

 

Any additions and/or amendments to this list would be gratefully received, just send them to the Club for my attention or email media@pne.com and the information will be passed on to me.

 

Ian Rigby, PNE Official Historian, October 2012


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