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The Railway

Picture source: Peter Clarke


The Railway was situated on Church Street. This pub closed in late July / early August 2011 and was shut down after all attempts by the owner of the building to keep it as a public house failed. Having closed down then reopened once or twice from 2010 - 2011 the owners had now taken the decision due to the terrible state of the pub trade.

Source: Shaun Crowther 

This pub began as the Scotch Laddie, displaying a signboard of a kilted Scot. With the coming of the steam engine it changed its name in the 1850's to the Engine Inn. When the railway opened in 1870 it became the Railway Hotel. In 1855 the first group of Primitive Methodists met in an upstairs room.
Peter Clarke (September 2012)

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