The Engine

The Engine app 1970
Customers outside the Engine circa 1991

            The Engine Ashwell Back Street

      The Engine was a beer house in Back street. It was bought by John Bailey, an ashwell builder in 1836. It is believed that the fire of 1850 started in the pub’s yard.In 1886 Fordham’s brewery took over the pub. There is some uncertainty about the name of the pub. Some believe that it is named after a steam threshing  engine, whilst others think it was only named after the steam railway engines ran through the parish in 1850.It eventually closed in the 1990’s

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