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Bushells Arms

Picture source: Peter Ashworth


The Bushells Arms was situated on Church Lane.
This pub was present by the late 18th century when it was known as The Ship. Its name was changed to The Bushells Arms c1815 in recognition of the work of Dr Thomas Bushell, the vicar of Heysham who bequeathed his estate to the founding of the local hospital in 1735.
Jack Nicholson (March 2022)

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Name Dates Comments
Michael 1967/1968 I worked at the Bushells Arms as a Commis Chef in 1967-1968 I was 15-16 at the time The Boss was Mr Wilkinson he was married to a Ex waitress they had a Golden Labrador in the Back yard in a large Kennel.  The Gornalls had a farm next door to the Restaurant. There was a Head Chef and a Assistant Head I lived in, and Slept in the Attic Room
Roy Wilkinson 1965/1970 5 years as landlord . Then opened Haighton Manor 1970 , Then added Villa Wrea Green , sold out to Mathew Brown Brewers in 1975 and went on the board , created hotel & restaurant group , Manor Houses .left in 1980 and bought guys Court . Changed name and developed Guys Thatched Hamlet . Canelside , Billsborrow Preston now 65 rooms , Italian restaurant , owd Nells Tavern , cricket ground , crown green bowling & pavilions . 41 years now