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Butchers & Commercial

Picture source: Ken Herlingshaw

The Butchers & Commercial was situated on Brook Street. This pub closed in 1964.
Source: Richard Richmond
The Butchers & Commercial was owned and run by my great-grandmother, Mary Jane Herling (1860-1949) from at least 1911 to 1927. Her husband George Herling held the license until he died in 1914. After Mary Jane retired the license was held for a time by F Roberts.
It seems to have disappeared in about 1964, probably as a result of the widening of Addison (later Blackpool) Road. It was on the corner with Brook Street and also had the address of 360 Brook Street. It was still listed in the 1964 telephone directory, with the number Preston 53787.
It was a three storey building with attached stables, probably built originally to service the local cattle market. Now part of the site is occupied by Budget Van Rentals.
Ken Herlingshaw (November 2011)

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