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The Cricketers Arms

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NAME CRICKETERS ARMS
ADDRESS 145 FAR GOSFORD STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1863 1872 ROYAL SAILOR, ROYAL BRITISH SAILOR
1874 1927 CRICKETERS ARMS
This pub was named after our national summer game. Was there a cricket pitch somewhere nearby? It was next door to All Saints School and closed in 1927 after the payment of compensation.
Known Licensees are;
1871 Thomas Smith
1874 A. Friswell
1879 - 1881 Richard W. Lord
1886 S. D. Adams
1890 - 1894 William Ward
1896 - 1905 Joseph William Stokes
1909 R. A. Nelson
1911 - 1929 Harry Padbury
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Name After our national summer game. Was there a pitch nearby ?

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P28 CRICKETERS ARMS, Far Gosford Street Alehouse
Owner : Thomas Kimberley, 25 Piccadilly, Hanley, Potteries
Licensee : Richard Wallis Lord
10.8.1882 TOL to Samuel Dunlop Adams
1.8.1889 TOL to William Ward
8.12.1894 TOL to Joseph William Stokes

1904 Spennell Next door to All Saints School

1927 Police Closed on payment of compensation

LICENSEES

1871 Census Thomas Smith 36 yo b Warwick m Annie, 38 & 1d, 1s

1874 C&B A. Friswell
1878 LJ Vol 1 P28 Richard Wallis Lord
1879 Stevens Richard W. Lord
1881 C&B R. W. Lord
1882 LJ Vol 1 P28 Richard Wallis Lord
1882 LJ Vol 1 P28 Samuel Dunlop Adams
1886 C&B S. D. Adams
1889 LJ Vol 1 P28 Samuel Dunlop Adams
1889 LJ Vol 1 P28 William Ward
1890/91 R&G William Ward

1893 Reporter William Ward

1894 R&G William Ward
1894 LJ Vol 1 P28 William Ward
1894 LJ Vol 1 P28 Joseph William Stokes
1896 R&G J. W. Stokes

1898 LJ Vol 1 P28 Joseph William Stokes
1903 R&G J. W. Stokes

1904 Spennell Joseph Wm Stokes No 145

1905 R&G J. W. Stokes

1909 R&G R. A. Nelson

1911/12 Spennell Harry Padbury

1912/13 Spennell Harry Padbury

1919 Spennell Harry Padbury

1921/22 Spennell Harry Padbury

1924 P. James Harry Padbury

1926/27 P. James Harry Padbury

1929 P. James Harry Padbury

1931/32 P. James Licensee not named - No 145 J. F. Coulson & Son, Fishmongers

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P28 Thomas Kimberley, 25 Piccadilly, Hanley, Potteries
1898 LJ Vol 1 P28 Thomas Kimberley, 25 Piccadilly, Hanley, Potteries

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