A large number of beerhouses appeared in the middle of the nineteenth century and the majority of them proved to be remarkably short-lived, among them, locally was the Harvest Inn, in Laira Road.
The area around and about was already relatively well serviced with drinking establishments, with the Rising Sun at Marsh Mills, the Crabtree, and the Old Road Inn and so it no doubt struggled. Intriguingly we have only one name as licensee, Thomas White, of Stark Cottage.
However, Thomas White, beer retailer and shopkeeper, is also listed, at the same time, as a painter and glazier, and it would appear that his venture into the licensing trade was but a short one and he soon went back to his regular day job!
1856 - Thomas White