Marsden at The Bateman Arms, Middleton by Youlgreave
The above photo from a Derbyshire Peak District web site is of The Square House in Middleton by Youlgreave which is now a private house, but earlier it was an inn
called The Bateman Arms.
On that page is a story that it
only had a six day licence and was
seen open one Sunday, apparently by a Mrs Waterhouse, returning from
church to the hall. Shortly afterwards it lost its licence.
This may not have been the first occurrence as the newspaper cutting
above from The
printed on 22nd July 1868, shows that Anthony was fined 10
shillings for a similar offence. Using The National Archives currency converter,
the 10 shillings fine would have the same spending worth of
£22.85 in 2005.
The above lapses cannot be the reason for the inn closing as
the newspaper cutting above from The
Derby Daily Telegraph,
printed on 22nd August 1896, shows that following the death of Anthony
in April 1896, the licence was transferred to his wife
Susanah. However, she did not hold the licence for long as she
died in November of that
year. From The Bugle
web-site, the inn closed in 1918.
it's closure as an inn, it seems that it was the centre of
entertainment in the village as the newspaper cutting below
printed on 1st April 1863, reports on a party to celebrate the royal
wedding between Prince Albert Edward (later to become King Edward VII)
and Princess Alexandra.
The Marsdens feature quite a lot in events in the area as the clipping
below from The
Derbyshire Times, printed on
8th September 1877, for the opening of the Water Works shows.