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Little John

Date of photo: 1960

Picture source: Richard Richmond

The Little John was situated on Atkinson Street. This  pub was demolished c. 1960, together with all the surrounding buildings. Four tower block were built on the site, which were in turn demolished in 2000.
I lived in this pub until I went into the army at 18 in 1946. My father, Richard Taylor, was the landlord and brewer of home brewed beer; he brewed about 1,000 gallons a week and supplied clubs and shops around Preston from 1922 until he sold the license to Tetleys in 1947.
My grandfather got the pub prior to the 1914 war but leased it when father was called up in 1918, however went back into the pub after the war. The pub was left to my father and his sister in 1927.  Eventually my father bought out his sister late 1920's and ran the pub until 1947. I was abroad in the army, Dad wanted me to take it on when I got demobbed but I did not want it.
Bob Taylor (September 2011)

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