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The Engine

1999 auction catalogue

The Engine was situated at 86 Sewell Street.
The Engine until 1818 had been called the Fire Engine. It had been called “The Fire Engine because in the mid 1700’s, the nearby Prescot Hall Coal Mine was using the latest type of pumping engine to drain water from the shafts. It was a Newcomen Engine, which gave the idea for the original name of the pub.) The town of Prescot was surrounded by coal pits and in those far off days the flooding of pits was a constant problem. The Pub stood in Snig Lane, which was renamed by Prescot Local Board in February 1871 to Sewell Street. It was of unusual design, being semi-circular in plan, the main entrance was through a stone portico of two Roman Doric style columns. (Info.from Inns of Prescot & Whiston by Mavis Abraham & Bill Blinkhorn 1988).
Colin Brown (February 2016).

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Name Dates Comments
John Renwick 1976 I was working there part-time in the evenings whilst still at school. Nicky and his wife were the landlords