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The Claremont

Picture source: Phil Simpson


Situated at number 49 Davenport Road, the Claremont stands on the corner of Addison Street opposite Claremont Terrace.

Source: Anthony Tripyear

The landlord's name in the early 1960s was Keena, I'm not sure about the spelling. He moved to the  George at Sunnyhurst, Darwen. I hung around a bit with his son, Tommy, and remember as a little kid, after they left, climbing over the back yard wall and nicking soda syphons, then taking them round the front and selling them back to the landlord.

Art Wade
My dad moved from Manchester in 1954 and took the Claremont Hotel along the road from the Imperial.  I remember several journeys between the two as dad and the licensee at the Imperial had a "lease/ lend2 arrangement".  Crates of Thwaites bottled beers hefted up the road when needed.
William Woodford (March 2011)
My Dad, John Keena, was the landlord at The Claremont Hotel in Blackburn during the 1960s. The pub had a strong Irish clientele including the footballers Andy McEvoy and Mick McGrath who played for Blackburn Rovers during the sixties.Very happy days.
Tom Keena (June 2019)

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