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Old Star Inn

Copyright Betty Longbottom and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The Old Star Inn was situated on Harewood Road. Publican in 1841 was Mary Margerison, in 1851 John Margerison, from 1861 to 1875 Ann Margerison, from 1876 to 1901 Thomas Gouthwaite, in 1911 Thomas Twidale. The part of the inn used as a restaurant (originally a barn) is now a Tesco Metro.
An inquest took place at The Star Inn on the 15th November 1825. The poor person was a Robert Johnson and the Verdict was Visitation of God, which may well mean he was old!
Sara Land (November 2018)
My Father was the publican, my sister was about 3 years of age when they moved there. My Father was lightweight boxing champion of the RAF in 1919, he had a Boxing ring built in the big barn adjacent to the pub which was packed most nights. I have photos of boxing ring and pub. My Father left in 1923 it was owned by The people's refreshment house association Ltd. My sister is still alive.
Adrian Hodges (March 2021)

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Name Dates Comments
David Miles 1941/1945 My parents ran the inn during the war.Under "Peoples Refreshment Houses Association" I was 6yrs old when we left London having endured the blitze of 1941. I had two brothers . My Mother did a lot of catering and we had guests staying. I remember the singer Hutch stayed on more than one occasion There was a Dance Hall and a barn which had several cars stored in it because of the war. Over the Leeds road was a lovely little orchard
Other Photos
Date of photo: 2009

Picture source: John Armitstead

Date of photo: 2009

Picture source: John Armitstead