Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
RichardB

Old No. Silver Street.

Recommended Posts

No doubt impossible to trace, I've never heard of this one.

No indication of a keeper, so its never going to make the A-Z, for interest only.

"... Old No, which occurs in Silver Street, Sheffield !"

History of Signboards (1866)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's mis-written in the History of Signboards, it's actually the "Old No.1" which was licensed from 1819 and became the Earl Grey on Silver Street Head (in the index: http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic/3522-pubs-a-to-e-keepers-picture-links/page-18#entry17523 ). The name seems to have remained interchangeable. The establishment suffered from a bad reputation (thieves and prostitutes frequented it) and the last nail in the coffin was a riot in 1855 by newly recruited militia men. The place seems to have stayed open as a beerhouse, but it's spirit licence was not renewed despite many attempts. By 1872 it had been re-branded as 'Old No.2' - but that was just taking the p***.

Unfortunately Old No.1's business went down the pan....

In 1845 John Allott obtained the licence:

In 1846 still in the hands of John Allott:

The renewal of the licence, now in the hands of Mr Bolsover was refused in 1849:

And Bolsover was refused in 1850:

By 1855 Georeg Maxfield had obtained the licence, but lost it again through the usual causes:

In August 1857 John Sanderson tried to get the licence but failed and then Richard Baxter of the Yellow Lion tried for the licence in 1858 but failed:

To Let in 1868:

The Old No.2:

Doubtless there is overlap with the "Beerhouses" topic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderful work, Thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe, just maybe I once knew what I was doing ... probably :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to pick up on this one...if anyone is interested...the Henry Bolsover named as landlord, had been a partner in the brewery Hinde,Marrian & Bolsover, he goes on to found the Bolsover & Son brewery ( with son John Henry Bolsover) in Mexborough around 1856, the concern has depots in Attercliffe and Chesterfield . In the late 1860's he dissolves the partnership and his youngest son Albert Miles takes the reins, Henry takes over as master brewer at the Wath Brewery, very shortly to become Whitworth, Son & Nephew.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×