Some history of the Duke of York Inn at Pershore in the County of Worcestershire
Closed as a public-house during World War One, the building that served as the Duke of York still stands at No.114 High Street. The front entrance is flanked by faint ghost signs. The sign to the right of the entrance advertised "Good Accommodation for Cycles."
"James Moore was charged with stealing a silver tablespoon, the property of Mr. G. Lunn, miller, of Fladbury. Mr. Lunn deposed
that the defendant was a servant in his employ, living in the house since Michaelmas last. He lost a silver table spoon on tbe 10th of May last. There was a great
search and inquiry made at the time among the servants. He did not see the spoon from that time till Superintendent Harris showed it him on Thursday last. Mrs.
Featherstone, landlady of the Duke of York, Pershore, deposed that the defendant brought the spoon to her on Wednesday last and wanted to sell it; she
asked him whose it was, and he said his own. She then told him she must consult her husband, and he must call again. Sbe accordingly told her husband, who thinking
it was stolen, gave information to Superintendent Harris, who thereupon took the prisoner into custody. Fined 40s., or in default three months' imprisonment."
Worcestershire Chronicle : August 23rd 1854 Page 4