Blue Bell, Valley road, Pontefract WF8 1LW

The Blue Bell, 1 Blue Bell yard in the 1911 census summary, then listed as Ropersgate but Valley road by 1959. It was apparently named the Highwayman at some stage.

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Blue Bell, Valley road, Pontefract WF8 1LW. 5th July 2019

Blue Bell, Valley road, Pontefract WF8 1LW. 5th July 2019

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Residents at this address

Baines 1822 - Blue Bell, John Atkinson, Ropergate

Pigots 1829 - Blue Bell, John Atkinson, Yard, Roper gate

Pigots 1834 - Blue Bell, John Atkinson, Roper gate

1837 Whites - Atkinson, Jno. Blue Bell, Ropergate

1851/Thomas Day/Inn Keeper/49/Norton, Derbyshire/Census
1851/Rebecca Day/Wife/44/Brotherton, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Frances Day/Daughter/14/Ferrybridge, Yorkshire/Census
1851/William Day/Son/13/Ferrybridge, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Ann Day/Daughter/10/Ferrybridge, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Thomas Day/Son/8/Doncaster, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Sarah Day/Daughter/2/Doncaster, Yorkshire/Census

1857 Post Office directory - John Silverside, Blue Bell, Blue Bell yard

1881/Dick Cowling, Blue Bell, Ropergate/../../Kellys Directory

1891/Fred Hunt/Inn Keeper/25/Hyde, Cheshire/Census
1891/Eunice Hunt/Wife/30/Huddersfield, Yorkshire/Census
1891/Herbert Hesleton/Stepson/10/Huddersfield, Yorkshire/Census
1891/Frank Hesleton/Stepson/8/Huddersfield, Yorkshire/Census
1891/Joseph Hunt/Son/1/Huddersfield, Yorkshire/Census
1891/Agnes Fielding/Servant/32/Pontefract, Yorkshire/Census

1893/Charles B Heighington, Blue Bell, Ropersgate/../../Kellys Directory

1901/Thomas Ward/Inn Keeper/48/Darrington, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Martha Ward/Wife/47/Hoylake, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Mabel Ward/Daughter, Barmaid/17/Pontefract, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Elsie Ward/Daughter/10/Pontefract, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Hilda Ward/Daughter/9/Pontefract, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Eric Ward/Son/5/Pontefract, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Ada Price/Servant/17/South Kirkby, Yorkshire/Census

In 1905, Alehouse Licences list Thomas Ward, at the Blue Bell, Ropergate, Pontefract.

The Owner is Beverley Bros Brewers Wakefield

Other licensee to follow :
Alehouse Licences list Adam Webster by February 3 1908

Alehouse Licences list Henry Hollings by December 6 1915

Alehouse Licences list Herbert Blackburn by February 7 1921

1927/Herbert Blackburn, Blue Bell inn, Ropersgate/../../Kellys Directory

Alehouse Licences list Jane Blackburn by October 1 1928

Alehouse Licences list Joseph Brown by 12 August 1929

Register of Licences for 13 July 1939 Albert Ellison

Register of Licences for 4 Feb 1946 William Eyre

Register of Licences for 26 May1952 Edwin Skitt

Register of Licences for 7 Feb 1955 Irvine Judd

Register of Licences for 14 Jan 1957 Stanislaus Anthony Lennon

Register of Licences for 1 Sep 1958 James Turner

Register of Licences for 1 Feb 1960 James Turner

Register of Licences for 8 June 1960 Edwin Dauncey

Register of Licences for 27 Mar 1961 Edward Falloon

Register of Licences for 17 Dec 1962 Gerald B Hudson

Register of Licences for 21 Jan 1963 Leslie Ashworth

Register of Licences for 7 Oct 1963 Cecil John Stirland

Register of Licences for 31 Aug 1964 Barry Jessop

Register of Licences for 5 Dec 1966 William Albert Skelton

Register of Licences for 3 Jul 1967 George Tranter

Register of Licences for 18 Dec 1967 Peter Aveyard

Register of Licences for 6 Dec 1971 Barry Stuart Crompton

Register of Licences for 7 Aug 1972 Harold Derrick Pinder

Register of Licences for 4 Dec 1972 Derek Piper

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