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The Lion Inn (Hotel) - The Exhibition Inn
16 Kent Street, Upper Gornal
Sale Notice 24 September 1918.
It was called the Exhibition Inn in the 19th Century.
The Lion stood next door to another pub in Kent Street, The Royal Oak at No.15.
It was demolished in the 1960s.
1881, John Hyde. [Census]
1902, William Cartwright, see news article:-Armed Madman.
1918, Mrs Ada E. Cartwright.
1939, Julia L. Wheelwright, licensee b 9 December 1880, widow. [Register]
1940, Mrs Julia L. Wheelwright. [Kelly's Directory]
According to the 1881 census, 'The Exhibition Inn' spanned 16,17,18 & 19 Kent Street, with 16 & 17 the public house and 18 & 19 occupied by other people.
The Hyde family all born at Upper gornal, living at the Exhibition Inn were:
John Hyde, age 49 publican.
Mary Hyde, daughter age 21.
Sarah Hyde, daughter age 18.
Henry Hyde, son age 16 Stone Mason.
John F. Hyde, son age 14.
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