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Gilpin Bridge (Bridge Inn)

 

Tenants and Owners

 

1822

20 February.  John Winskill drowned in a drainage ditch (drunk)

1826

James Nicholson Victular

1834

(Kendal Mercury) to let for Andrew Graham, Bridge Inn with 9 acres plus 3 acres of peat

1836

(Westmorland Gazette) to let Gilpin Bridge Inn barn, outbuildings and 9 acres – tenant John Spooner

1841

(Census) Roger Cummings Innkeeper

1851

(Census) Roger Cummings Innkeeper and farmer, 10 acres

1860

Thomas Powley Victular and farmer died

1869

Joseph Laycock Innkeeper

1877

Neolithic arrowhead found in field nearby

1879

(Lancaster Guardian) to sell by auction Public House and freehold farm with 10 acres

1881

(Census) Roger Wilson Innkeeper and farmer, 10 acres

1950

Sandy Powell had sale of effects from  - cafe and shop that sold sweets, tobacco and groceries – family emigrating to Australia

1950

Gilpin cafe and gardens sold by Mr Withers for £3,000 to Mr and Mrs Tyson from Walney who developed the  transport cafe and shop and kept pigs. Tysons sold to Fleetwood Cinemas who put in managers before selling to Mr David Allen; he built an extension and converted the cafe back to a Public House and Restaurant.

2010

Robinsons Breweries are the present owners

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