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Courts Hotel, Blackburn, Lancashire

Picture source: Colin Pritt

The Courts Hotel has now been demolished following closure in 2000.

This pub was purchased by the college and used for admin. One of last landlords (c. 1973) was a chap called Gemmel. He had three sons, Peter, Andy, Ian and a daughter, Susan. Lovely folk.

Art Wade
My parents, Marie and Norman Berry, had this pub for just over 13 years from around 1971. Both are now deceased. I used to work in the pub and also my late departed sister Althea worked there too.
Sharon Pemberton
I was at Blackburn College between 81 and 83. The pub was immediately next to our prefab classroom, known as “Hut 10”. Out of the hut, turn left walk 6 yards, jump over a 5ft wall, turn right and you were at the front door of the pub. I celebrated my 17th or 18th birthday in there in 1982 or 1983 with four pints of bitter. I didn’t learn  much at College that afternoon…
Greg Schofield (April 2015)


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