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The Bull and Butcher
The Bull and Butcher, 38 Vale Street, Ruiton.
Located at the junction of Vale street and Duke Street, and would have stood opposite to the Duke William pub (now Upper Gornal Conservative Club site), the address was called 'Park Street'? by the 1871 Census enumerator.
As the name suggests, this was also a butchers shop.
The pub closed in the early part of the 20th Century.
1851, Daniel Marsh, aged 48, butcher & victualler. [Census]
1865, Daniel Marsh. [Jones Mercantile Directory]
1871, Daniel 'Dan' Marsh, age 34. (Park Street?) [Census]
1880, Dan & Benjamin Marsh, & butchers. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1881, Daniel Marsh, aged 42, occupation butcher. [Census]
1896, Daniel Marsh. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1901, Daniel 'Dan' Marsh, aged 64.[Census]
1904, Daniel Marsh. [Kelly's Trade Directory]
1911, Thomas Fox, aged 49, manager of public house. [Census]

Origin of the pub name 'Bull and Butcher'

Most pub names containing 'Bull' were so called as proprietors were often connected with butchery usually from the same premises.
The area also has a history of bull baiting'.