Started by: admin (1032)

In my collection of photographs of Wigan Pubs I have one showing a man and two women stood in the doorway of a pub. The landlord, who I presume is the man on the photograph, is named as William Parkinson, named above the door. On the reverse of the photograph it says RAVEN. It isn't the RAVEN on Wallgate so I am wondering if it could be the RAVEN pub which was in Scholes? Can anyone who has access to the relevant documentation find out when William Parkinson was landlord of the RAVEN pub, and where it was. I would guess the date of the photo is around the 1900'S?

Started: 24th Nov 2021 at 12:40
Last edited by admin: 24th Nov 2021 at 12:54:56

Posted by: gaffer (6892) 

The 1901 census lists William as a publican living in Prescott Street and born in 1868.

Replied: 24th Nov 2021 at 16:13

Posted by: admin (1032)

Thanks Keith

Replied: 24th Nov 2021 at 18:43

Posted by: winnie (1379) 

Raven, Hardybutts

Replied: 25th Nov 2021 at 10:06

Posted by: winnie (1379) 

Name: William Parkinson
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth Parkinson
Birth Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Wigan Street Address: 2 Bridge End
Occupation: Publican Household Members:
Name Age
William Parkinson 33
Elizabeth Parkinson 31
John Ratcliffe 25
Margaret Ratcliffe 23

Replied: 25th Nov 2021 at 10:18

Posted by: wigvet (3480)

The 'other' Raven pub was at the junction of Hardybutts and Scholefield Lane

Replied: 25th Nov 2021 at 17:37

Posted by: admin (1032)

Thanks for the information but that throws up another conundrum... I think? 2 Bridge end St was a pub called the WHITE BULL which was on the corner of Bridge End St. and Prescott St.

Replied: 25th Nov 2021 at 22:27


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