St Helens Connect: Pubs List - Phoenix Inn
Phoenix Inn - Canal Street

Andrew Elliot - 1881
Thomas Bibby - Slaters 1855.
Elizabeth Dennett - Worralls 1876

Rebuilt 1903

John Gregson 1903
Mary Ellen Gregson
Edward Gregson
Gerald Gregson - 1939

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796 posts
Tue, 18 Aug 2009, 14:06.

Another pub swapped by greenalls and boddies


3 posts
Sat, 13 Nov 2010, 11:09.

Can anyone tell me anything about this pub's history
I believe it was owned by my family?


166 posts
Thu, 14 Apr 2011, 17:53.

My family John Gregson was licensee in 1903 followed by his wife Mary Ellen and then Son Edward (Teddy Gregson) who was there when the Pilkington's Timber Yard was bombed and set on fire in 1941. He left about 1943 and then the Bears Paw in Westfield
Street until about 1945.
His brothers had the Eccleston Arms, Prescot Road William (Billy) Gregson and Harold Gregson had one at Fingerpost. (I think Druids Arms in Traverse Street) perhaps someone could confirm this.


166 posts
Fri, 15 Apr 2011, 17:05.

Because my brother Gerald Gregson was over from Folkestone we visited the Phoenix Inn for an Irish Night last Saturday and found the Landlord and his lady very welcoming, as was the whole of the drinkers in the Lounge Bar. It was a very friendly pub which I had lived in until about 1942 (mind you I couldn't recognize it with all the internal alterations)


166 posts
Fri, 7 Oct 2011, 15:19.

Congratulations to Lorraine Hughes on her recent singing success


6 posts
Tue, 6 Nov 2012, 21:50.

My grandad, George Firth lived at 100 Canal Street and was best friends with John Gregson and his wife Florence. My mum Vera Wharton,nee Firth was also friends with their daughter Audrey. John, I believe, was one of the first to be killed in the East Lancs Road. John and my grandad were keen motorbike riders.


0 posts
Tue, 2 Jul 2013, 17:49.

The landlord in the 70s/80s was Terry Hodgson-a real gent.


3 posts
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 6:43.

Elizabeth Dennett - Worrals 1876
She is my great great grandmother
I wonder if Worralls is someone who owned the pub with her?


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