William Francis Howard (Bradford)

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William Francis Howard, Cock & Bottle, 93 Barkerend Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD3 9AA

John Bower inherited the pub in 1860, rebuilt 2 years later with new brewhouse. Let to George Albert Booth in 1887. He bought the property 2 years later. Retired through ill health in 1902 and William Francis Howard then took over. Died August 1927 and pub bought by Leeds & Wakefield Breweries Ltd.

Malcolm Toft writes:-

John Bower, a maltster, inherited the house from his uncle James Thornton in 1860. The premises were rebuilt in 1862 and a new brewhouse erected. George Albert Booth let the property in 1887 and the following year purchased the house for £7,000. He retired through ill health in 1902. At that time the brewery had a three quarter plant. William Francis Howard then took the premises and later in 1920 bought the pub for £14,500. After his death in August 1927 the building was bought by Leeds & Wakefield Breweries Ltd.

See also: William Greenwood Brewing Co. It ceased to be a pub in about 2014.