Friendship Inn, Acre Side Lane, Meltham

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  • also known as: Friendships Inn, Jimmy Johnson's
  • appears on maps: 1854 [#262]
  • location: Acre Side Road (now Acre Lane), Meltham
  • status: exists but under a different use
  • category: public house, beerhouse, inn, etc.

The name of the inn alludes to the fact that it was the meeting place of the Loyal "Friendship" Lodge (No. 1207) of the Independent Order of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity).

The nickname "Jimmy Johnson's" came from the innkeeper James Johnson (c.1803-1869?).[1] His wife Sarah died on 4 April 1855. He was still the landlord in 1869, which is probably the year he died aged 66.

Licensees, Landlords and Publicans

  • 1851 Census — innkeeper and farmer of 15 acres James Johnson (47)
  • 1861 Census — widow innkeeper and farmer James Johnson (aged 57)

Further Reading


Notes and References

  1. In The Story of Meltham (1977) by Richard Orton, the inn's name is given as "Jenny Johnson's", which is presumably an error.