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Axe & Handsaw

Picture source: David Gray

The Axe & Handsaw was situated on Shivean Gate and is now used as a private house. This grade-II listed pub was present by 1830 and owned by the Soulby, Son & Winch brewery until 1951 when it was purchased by JW Green of Luton.
Source: Adam Cartwright
My grandfather, also Robert Oldershaw was born in the pub in 1888. He was the oldest of 10 children all of which were born here up to 1910. His father Henry was the publican and part time shunter in Moulton Station. There were some cottages the other side of Shivean Gate directly opposite the pub (it was Silver Street up to the local council badly renaming everywhere in the 1970s and getting a lot wrong) which belonged to my grandfather right up to them being condemned in the late 1950s but have no idea how they came into possession.
Robert Oldershaw (April 2014)

Listed building details:
House. Early C19, C20. Red brick. Slate roof with gable stacks. 2 storey, 3 bay front with first floor band. Central doorway with panelled door with overlight. Single C20 glazing bar casements flank the doorway with 3 glazing bar sashes above. All the openings with segmental heads.

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