Do you know where Lydiate’s lost pub was situated or when it closed?
This is the present day site:-
It’s between Jackson’s Bridge and Billy’s Bridge alongside the Leeds Liverpool Canal.
And here’s another view looking in the direction of Jackson’s Bridge which carries Pygons Hill Lane over the canal:-
In fact the Anchor Inn or Arms, which was probably built in the 1860’s, disappeared a long time ago being closed, I understand, by the Magistrates Court in the early part of the last century. Robert Alty was described as Boatman and Beer House proprietor in the 1881 census.
The building is now part of a small group of isolated houses/cottages.
The second photo is also amongst my Flickr photos at:-
PS. If anyone can fill in the blanks about the history of this lost pub I would love to hear about it.