Looking Back...at the Lord Byron
Reference is made to the Lord Byron in various trade directories and Census returns from 1848 to 1934 when it closed.
The first publican mentioned is Walter Stephenson, who ran the pub from 1848 until 1851. In 1866 the pub was used by the Free Gardeners Lodge to hold a presentation.
At one time there were ten public houses in Stephenson Street.
In June 1882 George Blackmur was find £1 for keeping the pub open during closed hours. By 1934 it was old, but had been improved, and in February 1934 it was reported to the Compensation Authority on the grounds of redundancy and a new licence was refused. The owners of the pub were given compensation of £95 and the pub closed on December 29, 1934.
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