The Castle Inn
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The Castle Inn, Bolsterstone Village. Click on a photo to enlarge it and for more information.
The name over the door is John Jordan; he had the pub from around 1905 to 1907
The name over the door is John Jordan, which would date it to between 1905 and 1907. The adjoining cottages were demolished and an extension built. The date stone reads 1840. Picture Sheffield reference: s45002
Ann Bramall's name is over the door; she bought the pub in 1907 Picture Sheffield reference: s07041
The original attached cottages have been demolished, and a new extension built in their place (left) and a car park (right). Photo credit: Ian Sutton
A sketch which shows an adjoining cottage, now demolished. A carpark and garage now occupy the site.
Another sketch, dated 1947. From my family papers, artist unknown.
The attached cottages on this side have been demolished, and the site is now a garage and carpark / beergarden.
One time landlord George Leonard Brook Sampson also ran a coach company. He was Ann Bramall's son-in-law. The junior partner in the company was his nephew Frank Grayson Mann (1900-1931). Both men died in 1931, as did Ann Bramall.
Taken when Ada Sampson was landlady; she took over after the death of her husband in 1931, and died at the Castle in 1949.
The man in the light coloured suit is Ben Woodhead (1881-1972). The man standing next to him with his hand on Ben's shoulder was the landlord at the time, known as 'Good Beer Jack'.
I'm told that this photo was taken in the tap room of the Castle, and that the man behind the bar was Ernest Fisher (landord from about 1949 to at least 1959). My grandad Brook Donkersley far right. L-R: Willis Hague, Ashby Helliwell, Reg. Rutherford, Vin Hardisty, Ernest Wainwright?, Brook Donkersley.