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Elma Yerburgh, Blackburn, Lancashire

Picture source: John Cox


The Elma Yerburgh was situated on King Street.

Source: John Dawns

This pub was named after the lady who lived at Woodfold estate. The Yerburgh and Thwaites families were joined by marriage.

Art Wade
This pub was originally called the Commercial and was frequented by my late father who owned a pet shop across the road at number 85 King St. The pub was demolished and Thwaites held a competition to name the new pub. There were many suggestions (quite a few New Commercials ). My father suggested Elma Yerburgh because of the connection with the Thwaites family. He won the competition and was rewarded with a prize of a gallon of beer. The pub and the pet shop are long gone. Once there were six pubs within a few hundred yards
Peter Bawdon (January 2014)

 


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