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Fishergate Inn - Orrell - year 1901
Started by: barbarabanter (214)   Report abuse
Family members once lived at

Fishergate Inn, 52 Orrell Road, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8HD

dating back to 1901. The Worthington family (Henry and Martha) and I have not been able to find out anything and I have spent sometime looking.

Has it always had this name, has it ever been known as something else? When was it built?

Any information you can provide is appreciated

Posted by: berylh (1791) Report abuse
Hi barbarabanter is this who you are looking for?

1901 Census Residence 52 Orrell Rd Fishergate Inn

Henry Worthington born 1876 born Pemberton Parish of Orrell
wife Martha born 1875
Children - Joseph aged 5yrs at Census
Annie - 4yrs at Census
James - 1yr at Census

1911 Census now residing at 52 Queens St.
No longer an Inn Keeper but Henry now working as a Coal Hewer.
In addition to those children already stated there now is
Harry b}1902
Sarah b)1904
Muriel b)1905
Tim b) 1907
Joseph is now working as a Pony driver and Annie as a Reeler in the cotton mill.
If this is the family you are looking for and I can help further please say.

Also living there at that time was Rachael Ashurst aged 16rs and was the sister in law to Henry

Posted by: barbarabanter (214)   Report abuse
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I was actually trying to find out about the pub where my ancestors once lived. Did it ever have another name? When was it built? That sort of thing.

Posted by: berylh (1791) Report abuse
Sorry I misunderstood. You will probably get more help from
Wigan Life Museum centre. Offhand I'm not sure of the number but try googling said name and they are likely to have some information. Good luck

Posted by: berylh (1791) Report abuse
Barbara, I don't know where are living but are you aware that this Inn still exists? I would have thought that the current owners might know some of its history. The telephone number is 01942 375708 currently run by two guys called Steve and Jo. Apologies if you already know this

Posted by: tom cros (104)  Report abuse
the Winstanley family ran the pub from 1871 to 1891. Widowed Ellen Winstanley was landlady in 1871 and 1881 then her son James in 1891.

The address is given as Fishergate Inn, Little Southport on the 1871 census. Anyone heard of an area of Lamberhead Green named as this ?

Posted by: barbarabanter (214)   Report abuse
I have been able to find out the following since calling the Fishergate Inn direct and speaking to the current landlord Steve. Ray Lee became the landlord at Fishergate Inn on 13th February 1968 and retired on 26th July 1984. Ray still drinks in the Fishergate Inn now in his 80s. Current landlord Steve Wood confirmed the Fishergate Inn was built by Almonds Brewery from Standish. Research allowed me to find out - Almonds Brewery was right at the back of the pub called "The Whestsheaf". It was taken over by Burtonwood Brewey and demolished in May 1985. They sold the land to a developer who decided to build Somerfield Supermarket.

Steve confirmed the pub had an extension dating back to 1996 when the next door terrace house was bought for the purpose of extending. Pub use to have stables of which are now being used as a cellar

If anyone is able to share any other information or perhaps have photographs other than going on google street view please say and thank you!


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