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Old Brewery on Warrington Lane, Lower Ince.
Started by: Jim Latham (82) Report abuse
Does anyone have any info on a Brewery located in the Douglas St. East area of Warrington Lane? It was near the Old Pepper Mill Brass Foundry.


Posted by: admin (319) Report abuse
H Jim what era? Have you got a name? I think I have some old bottles from the brewery? But off hand can't remember the name.

Posted by: gaffer (5972)   Report abuse

The 1890 map shows it as the Warrington Lane Brewery.
Also known as the James Fairhurst Brewery.

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
sorry dont know how to post pics but this is a link to a picture of a bottle from the brewery

Posted by: jo anne (31763)   Report abuse
Winnie's picture:


Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
thanks jo anne

Posted by: Jim Latham (82) Report abuse

Thanks for that. I looked at the 1907/8 map which just says "Brewery"


I think we are talking around the year 1900.

A brewer called Thomas Fairhurst lived at Gladstone House in Worsley Mesnes, just in front of W.M. Club. He has links to Worsley Mesnes Brewery in Warrington LANE. We assumed they meant Warrington ROAD, in Goose Green, since there is some evidence that he used the old Coach Road to transport his beer from GG to WM Club. (???)
He built a Mission Room behind Gladstone House which later became WM Club.
Thomas Fairhurst also built Kilhey Court. One story says this was an anniversary present for his wife.
He died in 1912, leaving 163,000 in his will.

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
Name: Thomas Fairhurst
Age in 1911: 70
Estimated birth year: abt 1841
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Worthington
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County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: Kilhey Court Worthing Nr Wigan
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Brewer
Registration district: Wigan
Registration District Number: 458
Sub-registration district: Standish
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Piece: 22954
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Fairhurst 70
Elizabeth Fairhurst 67
Annie Fairhurst 70
Martha Bates 43
Margaret Fairhurst 23
Elizabeth Fairhurst 19
Bessie Rueth 17

Posted by: gaffer (5972)   Report abuse


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