An illustrated talk by Stuart Rimmer
in Gateacre Chapel, Gateacre Brow L25 3PB
on Sunday 25th November at 2.30 p.m.

Woolton is well known for its many pubs, most of them historic establishments from the Victorian era or older. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was a small country village with a population of less than 500 people - and two taverns. By mid-century the population had exploded, and so had the number of licensed houses. At one time Woolton boasted almost forty inns, taverns and beer houses. Quarry Street alone had eighteen. However, by the early 1900s most of those establishments had disappeared.

Stuart Rimmer is a local resident who has been investigating Woolton's lost and forgotten pubs. His presentation will look at the reasons for the huge increase in licensed houses, what happened to them and why. He will talk about their history, what they looked like, where they stood and what they were called. He will also make brief reference to the pubs and beer houses of Gateacre - which is his current area of research. Stuart will have copies of his book - 'The Old Inns, Taverns and Beer Houses of Woolton' - available for sale at the meeting, price £13.99.

ALL WELCOME - Admission free - Donations invited

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