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15871


Newcastle


Walker, Fisher Street, Ship Inn/Ship Hotel


Walker


NZ26SE


Commercial


Licensed Premises


Public House


Early Modern


C19


Demolished Building


The Ship Inn's landlord in 1878 was George Blair, described as 'an esteemed and jovial host… undoubtedly one of the most popular men on Tyneside… genial, good-natured and credited with an abundance of common sense'. George Blair was born in Allendale. He was a policeman, then a farmer, before becoming a publican. He rebuilt the pub as the Ship Hotel in 1901 and did catering for ships. Newcastle Breweries later took it over. It closed in 1962.


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638


NZ292638



Brian Bennison, 1997, Heavy Nights - A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Volume Two, The North and East, p 44

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