Red Lion Inn
324, Newton Road, Lowton, WA3 1HE, Golborne
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As Herbert Worsley writes in his book The Dwindling Furrows of Lowton (1988), “Though the present building is not very old, it was built near the site of an older property which was already trading at the time of the 1841 census. It also had its own brewery until about 1870. In the days before motor vans, the tradesmen such as butchers, bakers, ironmongers, etc all had van horses, several in the district had breeding mares which in the appropriate season were brought to the Lion stable yard where a “Vanner” stallion was at stud, probably on one day a week in the late spring, a service which ended after the first war...”.
Text and images by the Makerfield Rambler.