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Author:  Leaver [ Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:56 am ]
Post subject:  Sun Inn, Burnley

Burnley Express, 7 March 1885
On Monday morning, Mr H.J. Robinson, coroner, held an inquest at the Sun Inn, touching the death of Isaac Catlow. From the evidence adduced, it appeared that the deceased was 45 years of age, and was a weaver living at the Golden Cup, Hammerton Street, Habergham-Eaves. He went into the Sun Inn on Saturday night about a quarter to seven o'çlock apparently in his usual health. He was supplied with a pint of beer. In a few minutes he left the house returning with half a pound of beef which he put on the fire to cook. A man named Wm. Walsh took it off, cut it up in small pieces, put it on a piece of oatcake, and gave it to deceased. Deceased ate a portion of it, and was noticed by Walsh to be foaming in the mouth. Walsh immediately went to his assistance, put his finger down deceased's throat, and could feel a piece of meat lodging. He could neither get it up or down. Dr Smirthwaite was immediately sent for, but on his arrival life was extinct. A verdict in accordance with the testimony was returned.

Author:  Leaver [ Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sun Inn, Burnley

The Sun Inn was built about 120 years ago by James Veevers, for many years being kept as a “town house” and used by those tradesmen to whom the bustle and noise of the coaching inns, where all service was liable to be withdrawn for an hour or so on the arrival of a coach, was distasteful.

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