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See the posters and the histories
The Railway Hotel, 2-10 Bridge St.
Railway Hotel in 1987
Built 1848 (originally only occupied 2-8 Bridge St.)
1851 Census – Bridge Street Rail Tavern
1861 The Railway inn – Thomas Knowles
1881 No. 10 Bridge St had also become part of the Railway Hotel
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Trinity Grace Church - 7 Bridge St
Photo taken about 1900. This building was Joe Mercer’s Station
Temperance Bar
1871 Census – grocer/draper – Sarah B. Howarth
1924 Trade Directory – herbalist – Joseph H. Mercer
No 9
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Trinity Grace Church-9 Bridge St
1871 – Henry Pilling, confectioner
1911 – Catherine Cooper, restaurant keeper
1925 W. Isherwood, high class confectioner
1955 Wilson Duckworth, electrical
contractor
‘Bill Isherwood’s lovely café. Upstairs
it had beautiful bay windows that stood
out and the shop downstairs was nice
too’.
Advertisement from 1924.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Barclays Bank – 9a/9b Bridge St
This
block, nos:
9, 9a, 9b,
9c and 9d
was built
in 1882,
between
existing
buildings. It’s upper storey was removed in the 1950s.
Originally The Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Ltd., it became
Martins Bank and then Barclays Bank. The Bank Manager lived
next door to the bank.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
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Boothking - 9c & d Bridge Street
Invoice dated 1916
Built 1882, top storey removed in 1950s
1888 – Richard Dearden, hairdresser
1924 – George William Taylor, tailor
Later it became the GPO Sorting Office until 1994
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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The Cultured Bean – 9e Bridge St
Built 1882, top storey removed in 1950s
The early dates & occupiers of this property are uncertain
1924 Post office - —J. E. Chance, sub-postmaster
It was part of the GPO Sorting Office until 1994 when it
became a coffee shop
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m
Bet Fred – 11& 13 Bridge Street
1881 Census 11 & 13 Bridge Street
Eliza Pickup
head
37 widow
Ellen Pickup
daughter 20 unmarried
Lizzie Houlston niece
22 unmarried
Edward Pickup son
16 unmarried
Arthur Thornton
boarder 25 widower
Inn keeper born Shropshire
born Edenfield
Inn Assistant born Salop
born Ramsbottom
Professional Cricketer, born
Wilsden, Yorkshire
The site of the Station Hotel was a yard where Squire Haworth kept pigs.
In one corner was a stable. The hotel was built by Thomas Pickup
(“Tommy Saddler”), the room at the corner of Garden Street being used by
him as a saddler’s shop.
1871 – Thomas Pickup, beerseller.
1924 – John W. Dale, beerseller
1955 – The Station Hotel
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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The Flower Gallery – 12 Bridge St
Mary Jane Lomax 1883 – 1976 was known as Cissie. She
was a milliner at 12 Bridge Street and the daughter of
Thomas & Maria Stephenson of the Rising Sun, public
house.
In a small side window of the shop there was always a
selection of black hats for funerals and in the large front
window, a selection of seasonal hats, straw in summer and
felt in winter. A curtain was hung at the back of the window
making the shop rather dark.
Built about 1849
1871 – Thomas Wilson, medical doctor
1924 – Mary Lomax, milliner
1955 - M. Lomax, milliner
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The Village Bakery - 14 Bridge St
1871 Census
Thomas Allen
Head
Jane Allen
Wife
Edwin Allen
Son
Emelia Allen
Daughter
Elizabeth Booth Sister
married 67 confectioner born Leicester
married
54
born Quarlton, Lancs
unmarried 19 cloth looker born Ramsbottom
unmarried 15 scholar
born Ramsbottom
unmarried 52 dressmaker born Quarlton
Built about 1849
1871 – Thomas Allen, confectioner
1924 – Miss Mary Barlow, confectioner
1955 – E. G. Thornley, confectioner
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NatWest Bank - 15 & 17 Bridge St
Originally a grocer’s shop, run by Squire Haworth and wife Ellen.
In 1871 Ellen was a widow but still traded as a grocer until the
early 1880s when it was run by John Castle.
By 1888 John Keenaghan, wine merchant, ran his business here.
By 1900 it had become Manchester & Liverpool District Banking
Co. Ltd. They merged with County Bank in 1935 and the
following year with District Bank Ltd.
District Bank Ltd merged with Westminster Bank Ltd & National
Provincial Bank Ltd to become National Westminster Bank
Ltd., on 1st January 1970.
This, in turn was taken over by Royal Bank of Scotland in 1999.
However NatWest branches still operate under this name.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
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Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
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Card Talk – 16 Bridge Street
Advert from an early 20th century trade Directory.
Built in 1849.
1871 From new, this property was occupied by James Holden, a
bookseller and stationer, together with his wife Rebecca. He was
also a schoolmaster at Crow Lane and only had one arm.
1924 – Thomas Holden (son of James) – bookseller
1955 – A. Chadwick, bookseller/stationer. In 1931 the shop was
taken over by Arthur Chadwick - later he also sold sports and
fancy goods.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
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ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
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Horse Bits, 18 & 20 Bridge Street
Photograph showing dray delivery to Swan Inn (No: 20) c. 1916.
Built 1849
No: 18
1871 – Edwin Markland, Master Skip Maker
1924 – Taylors Drug Store
1955 – Timothy Whites & Taylors, chemist shop
No:20
1871 – The Swan Inn - Francis Parkinson, beerseller and farmer
1924 – The Swan Hotel – Bertram Scholes, beer retailer
1955 – W.N. Bowker, electrical engineer
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
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Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
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RSPCA Shop – 24 Bridge Street
Photograph of this shop taken 1990s. Note the doorway marked ‘dancing’
in the left of the picture – this was No: 22, stairs to The Oddfellows Hall.
Built 1849
1871 – John Kay, boot, shoe and clog maker
1924 – Anne Raidy, milliner
1955 – M. E. Grundy, milliner
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
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Murrays – 26 Bridge Street
Photo of this shop in 1989
Built 1849 originally occupied by Thomas Heap & family. It was a
‘grocers shop’. Mr Heap was also a coal merchant and building
contractor and built a number of local houses in the mid-19th century
1871 – Thomas Heap, stonemason
1924 – Thomas Schofield, Schofields Restaurant – lots of mill
workers had a full breakfast here before starting work.
1973 – B. Reynolds, Venetian Blind Restoration
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Royal Bank of Scotland - 27 Bridge St.
The first reference to this site was in 1881 when German born brothers Garson &
Albert Dold ran their watch/clock making business here.
1924 – Williams Deacons Bank Ltd. It was originally known as The Manchester
& Salford Bank Ltd.
It later became Williams & Glyns Bank Ltd before being taken over by Royal
Bank of Scotland. Current building early 20th cent
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
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The Wayward Tyke, 30 Bridge St
Avery’s Fish & Chip shop c. 1900
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Probably built as houses in 1820/1830s.
1871 - Octavius Musgrave, cabinet maker
1924 – Stanley Isherwood, fried fish dealer
1930s – Avery’s Fish & Chip Shop – had a nice room at the back to
eat your fish and chips.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
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The Ramsbottom Sweet Shop,no. 28
Photograph showing this shop in 1990s.
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’ probably built 1820/1830s
1871 – John Hey, bleeder with leeches
1924 – Alice Scowcroft, draper
1955 – Webster’s, hosier & outfitters
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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RBS – 29 Bridge Street
Photograph showing this
property in 1990s. The
window was used for
exhibition boards by
Ramsbottom Heritage
Society.
Note the large shop window at first floor level, which was fitted
during the time it was Walmsley’s drapers.
1871 – Archibald McNichol. Draper. He was here before 1851.
1924 – W. Walmsley & Co, drapers
1955 – W. Scholes, draper and outfitter
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
The Wayward Tyke, 30 Bridge St
Avery’s Fish & Chip shop c. 1900
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Probably built as houses in 1820/1830s.
1871 - Octavius Musgrave, cabinet maker
1924 – Stanley Isherwood, fried fish dealer
1930s – Avery’s Fish & Chip Shop – had a nice room at the back to
eat your fish and chips.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Walmsley’s – 31 Bridge Street
Walmsleys butchers about 1990
This has been a butcher’s shop since before 1861 when it belonged to
John Smith.
1924 – E. H. Greenwood, butcher
1955 – Harold Walmsley, butcher. He bought the business in 1947.
There was living accommodation at the shop, accessed at the rear, by
means of a gate at the side of No.35.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
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Age Concern - 32 Bridge St.
This row of shops taken from St Pauls Church opposite c. 1950s
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Built as houses, probably in 1820/1830s
1871 – Richard Nixon, tripe dresser
1924 – Mrs Margaret E. Warburton, confectioner
1955 – Lees & Diggle, florist
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Niche – 33 Bridge Street
Built prior to 1851. This was Noah Walsh’s toy and sweet
shop, with the back part being used as a barber’s
establishment. Noah and his son Lot were the ‘village’
barbers for many years. The walls of the hairdressing salon
were covered with circus posters and it was here that some of
the local men used to gather for a chat or a game of draughts
or dominoes.
1871 – Noah Walsh, barber.
1924 – Kay Monks, tripe dresser. One local resident remembers this
shop as the U.C.P. tripe shop in the 1920s and the first shop in
Ramsbottom to sell ‘Hollands Pies’
1977 – Barbara’s Boutique
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Niche – 33 Bridge Street
Photo taken in the 1990s
1871 – Noah Walsh, barber.
1924 – Kay Monks, tripe dresser. One local resident remembers this
shop as the U.C.P. tripe shop in the 1920s and the first shop in
Ramsbottom to sell ‘Hollands Pies’
1977 – Barbara’s Boutique
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Entwistles
34 Bridge Street
Advertisement from 1950s.
Photo taken 1996
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Probably built as houses in 1820/1830s.
Henry Greenwood who purchased Dungeon Row converted three of
the houses into a tin smith’s and ironmonger’s emporium
1871 – John Booth, iron & tin plate works
1924 – Henry Scowcroft, tobacconist
1955 – T. Scowcroft & Co., wholesale and retail tobacconists.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Yates & Suddell – 35 Bridge St.
1871 – Roger Tattersall, greengrocer (sometimes called Roger Holt)
1924 – William Boardman, fried fish dealer
1955 - E. Suddell, optician
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
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ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Yates & Suddell – 35 Bridge St.
1871 – Roger Tattersall, greengrocer (sometimes called Roger Holt)
1924 – William Boardman, fried fish dealer
1955 - E. Suddell, optician
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Pizza Nova
36 Bridge Street
This shop as ‘Bridge Roll’ in 1990s
Part of Dungeon Row. Built as houses, probably in the 1820/1830s.
1871 – Jonathan Hedley, ironmonger
1924 – Harry Halstead, ironmonger
1953 – Henderson’s (Hosiers) Ltd., specialists in menswear.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
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01706 281998
Memories
37 Bridge Street
Photograph taken in 1988
Built in 1871. Originally The Primitive Methodist Chapel.
The frontage was altered in late 19th century when the building was
converted to The Ramsbottom Industrial & Provident Society
furniture and grocery department. It later became The Job Centre.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Amtron Flooring – 38 Bridge St.
.
Photograph of this shop in 1990s.
Early 20th century advertisement
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’ Probably built 1820/1830s.
1871 – Martha Greenwood, retired ironmonger
1924 – Frederick R. Meyer, boot & shoe dealer
1973 – C. Woods, footwear specialist.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
The Oaks – 39 Bridge Street
Built c.1897 by The Bury Brewery Company on the site of an existing
beerhouse. It was later extended into the shop next door at No:39.
Was originally No: 37 Bridge Street and called The Royal Oak.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
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Woodholme Supplies, nos.40 & 42
A parade passing Cottrills, early 19th Cent.
Jeffcock Supplies probably 1990s
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Probably built as houses in 1820/1830s
1871 – George Johnson Cottrill estab. his pork butchers here in 1866
1924 – Cottrill’s, pork butchers
1955 – Cottrills, pork butchers
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Sue Ryder Shop – 41 Bridge Street
Advertisement from a Trade Directory 1924
1871 – John Mawdsley, boot and shoe maker.
1924 – Arthur Hewitt, boot maker.
In 1990s it was a sweet shop.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Weale & Hitchen - 43 Bridge St.
Advertisement from 1920s.
1871 – Emmanual Brierley, greengrocer
1924 – John Greenhalgh, fruiterer.
1955 – M. Dingwall, greengrocer.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
First Impressions, 44 Bridge Street
This shop was Haworths Grocer c. 1900 and Price Freeze in the 1990s
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Probably built 1820/1830s.
1871 – Peter Wood, watch & clock dealer and general dealer. Clocks
of all shapes and sizes adorned the walls but apparently no
two clocks told the same time!
1924 – Haworth’s Grocery Store run by Hyrum Haworth and later
by Jim and Alice Aspin.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
The Spectacle Studio – 45 Bridge St
Invoice for 45 Bridge St dated 1917
1871 – Henry Coulthurst, butcher.
1929 – Tom Schofield, family butcher.
1955 – T. Schofield, butcher.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Blue Gum Gifts – 46 Bridge Street
Photograph showing this shop as a newsagents in 1990s
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Probably built 1820/1830s.
1871 – William Musgrave, cotton spinner
1924 – Miss Isabella Holden, confectioner
1977 – L. Finch, sweets, tobacconist and toy shop.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Bridge Street News - 47 Bridge St
Advertisement from 1920s.
1871 – John Low, grocer.
1925 – Robert Smethurst, stationer & fancy goods dealer
1955 – J. Davenport, newsagent.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Bleakholt Charity Shop, 48 Bridge St.
Photograph showing this shop in 1990s.
Part of ‘Dungeon Row’. Probably built 1820/1830s.
1871 – Peter Livesey, tailor and draper
1924 – Oswald Nickson, confectioner
1955 – J. Stott, wines and spirits
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Bailey’s - 49 Bridge Street
Date of build not known
1871 – Thomas Schofield,
plumber/glazier.
1924 – Abraham Altham, grocer.
1973 – Tower Press, printer &
stationers.
1989 - carefully restored including
a new Victorian style shop front
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Yummy’s - 50 Bridge Street
Oswald Nickson’s was one of the classier cafes, catering for
commercial staff rather than millworkers
Grade 2 listed building. Built c. 1850 – this block was
described as ‘8 cottages’, which became shops later
1871 - Richard Barlow, pawnbroker and clothier.
1924 – George Marshall, pawnbroker and complete house
furnisher
1973 – M. Tuer, cafe
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
My Northern Pets – 51 & 53 Bridge St.
Advertisement from c.1900.
Originally the drapery establishment of Miss Stead. She lived with
her brother William in a cottage next door and later married a Mr
Roberts – the house and shop were then joined together
1871 - Nos: 51 & 53 – draper – Peter Roberts
1924 - No: 51 – Mrs Sarah Warburton, draper
No: 53 – Thomas May, May’s Outsize Ladies shop
1955 – No: 53 - Vic Norman, electrician
1977 – No: 51- pet shop
By 1987 the properties were again joined and used by one business
Pets and sports.
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Hushmoon
52 Bridge Street
This shop was‘Trains Unlimited’ in 1997
Grade 2 listed building. Built c. 1850. This block of four shops have
fine ashlar stone facing and may be older buildings, refronted in the
mid-19th century.
1871 – James Mooney, Merchant tailor and draper
1924 – F & H Schofield – watchmaker and optician
1977 – Round Penny Boutique
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Room 54 Café – 54 Bridge Street
1871 Census
Richard Booth
Head
married
40
grocer
Sarah A. Booth
Wife
married
50
-
born Bury
-
born Yorkshire
Margaret A. Fell Adopted
-
15
born Haslingden
Grade 2 listed building. Built c. 1850. This block of four shops have
fine ashlar stone facing and may be older buildings, refronted in the
mid-19th century.
1871 – Richard Booth, grocer
1924 – Edward Burgess, confectioner
1973 – R.Forrester, confectioner
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
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Kan’s – 55 Bridge Street
1891 Census – 55 Bridge Street
Abraham Wood
head widower
Margaret E. Wood daughter single
Abraham Wood
son married
Elizabeth A. Wood daughter-in-law
Gertrude Wood granddaughter
Nellie Wood granddaughter
78 watchmaker
born Ramsbottom
34 weaver-cotton
born Ramsbottom
30 watchmaker’s asst born Ramsbottom
28
--born Cheesden
7
born Ramsbottom
5
born Ramsbottom
In 1871 Abraham Wood, clock maker lived with his wife and
children at 57 Stubbins Lane, Ramsbottom. By 1881 he was a
widower and had moved to 55 Bridge Street together with his
daughter Margaret E. Wood age 24 and his son Abraham Wood age
20, also a watchmaker. After his father’s death in the autumn of
1891, Abraham junior carried on the family business at 55 Bridge
Street until well into the 20th century.
1871– Eliza Duckworth, milliner
1924 –Abraham Woods, watchmaker
1955–T. R. Brocklebank, fried fish dealer
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
W & D Scholes, 56 & 58 Bridge St
No: 58 Built c. 1850, when it was Ebenezer Alston’s grocery store. Later Edwin
Davy started a tailor’s business here. The rooms above were used as a Liberal
Club. After Davy left, Richard Barlow took over, followed by his son.
Grade 2 listed building.
No: 56
1881 – William Cooke, hatter
1924 – Harry Hartley, outfitter
1977 – W & D. Scholes
No: 58
1883 – Richard Barlow, tailor
1925 – Barlows, tailors and clothiers
1955 – William Barlow, outfitter
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
A 200 year History
Ramsbottom Library – Heritage Gallery
Heritage Society displays 2nd Sunday monthly 12 – 3pm (side entrance)
Talks * guided walks * historical photos & documents * exhibitions
ramsbottomheritage.org.uk
01706 281998
Room 57 – 57 Bridge Street
Photograph shows this shop, on right hand side of the picture, in 1990s.
1871 – George Taylor, butcher
1924 - Tom Whittaker, butcher
1955 - The Vogue Hair Stylist
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Mannings – 60 Bridge Street
Advertisement from 1929
Built 1829
1871 – James Renshaw, draper at No: 60 and No: 62.
1924 – Charles Shaw, high class family grocer
1955 – Wilsons – grocers
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T.V. & Video
Sales & Service
62 Bridge St.
Tripe Dresser - Advert from 1925
Built 1829
In 1880s this was the Post Office run by Thomas Hedley, who had moved here
from Market Place. Later the Post Office was relocated to 9D Bridge Street
and then No. 70.
1871 – James Renshaw, draper at No: 60 & No: 62.
1924 – James Whittaker, tripe dresser
1973 – Velcro Electronics
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Purple Tiger
64 Bridge Street
Ken Rose shoes 1995
Advertisement from 1950s
Built 1829
1871 – Ralph Vause, confectioner
1924 – William Neabard, watchmaker
1950 – J. Broughton (late Hewitts), shoe shop
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Earth Mother – 66 Bridge Street
Advertisement from 1920s.
Built 1829
1871 – William Parkinson, tobacconist
1924 – Wilfred N. Grandridge, saddler, harness & collar maker
1987 – Bridge Savers, cut price specialists, clocks, fancy goods, toys.
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Avanti Hair Salon, 68 Bridge St.
Advertisement from 1920s
Built 1834
1883 – John Butterworth, grocer
1924 – Francis Henry Sutcliffe, confectioner
1973 – Beryl Rogers, ladies hairdresser
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Bury Hospice Charity Shop – 70 Bridge St.
This shop was once a Post Office
Built 1834
1871 – Levi Lever, grocer
1924 – Oldham & Co., wholesale and retail tea merchants & dealers
in glass, china and earthenware
1980s – The Post Office
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Ramsbottom Dental Surgery – 72 Bridge St.
Arthur Low built 72-78 Bridge Street in 1834, on the site of
The Old Ground’s joiner’ shop.
At the side of the building outside, was a large door on the
upper floor, with a hoist which lifted the heavy goods to the
storage rooms. The front upper room was used for weighing
flour, tea, rice, sage, dried fruits and sugar into various
quantities.
1871 – John Harrison, draper
1924 – Anderton’s Stores, grocers
1955 – Anderton’s Stores, grocers.
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Pearson Ferrier - 74 Bridge St.
Photo showing this shop about 1900
Built 1834
1871 – John Hollis, grocer
1924 – Fred Lord, hairdresser/barber
1955 – Dearden’s, hairdressers
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The Olive Grove – 76 Bridge St.
photograph 1996
Built in 1834
1871 – Joseph Chapman, greengrocer/farmer
1924 – Thomas Walmsley, fruiterer
1955 – T. Walmsley, fish & chips
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Munroe Greenhalgh Ltd, 78 Bridge St
Advertisement from 1950s.
Built in 1834, until the early 1900s was ‘The Shoulder of Mutton’ public house
1871 – Mary Melling, beerhouse keeper
1924 – Herbert C. Burrow, bootmaker
1950 - Miss A. Johnson, ladieswear
The narrow street up the side of No: 78 was commonly known as ‘Shitten Alley’.
Adjoining the Public House was a little baker’s shop run by ‘Penny-pie John’ and
under his premises, in a cellar was where Jody Anderton made sweets. He also
had a shop on the opposite side of the road, run by his wife.
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Akita - 80 / 84 Bridge Street
Originally three separate shops.
No: 80
1871 – John Whittaker, baker.
1924 – Mrs Hilda Aspinall,
outfitter
No: 82
1871 – Betty Diggle, breadmaker
1924 – Miss Deborah Dewhurst,
confectioner
No: 84
1871 – John Sutcliffe, hairdresser
1929 – Lester’s, bacon shop
1955 – Lester’s bacon shop
Advert early 20th century
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Akita, 80 - 84 Bridge Street
Photo - The awning reads ‘ Cobblers to the Gentry’
Originally three separate shops.
No: 80
1871 – John Whittaker, baker.
1924 – Mrs Hilda Aspinall, outfitter
No: 82.
1871 – Betty Diggle, breadmaker, 1924 – Miss Deborah Dewhurst,
confectioner
No: 84
1871 – John Sutcliffe, hairdresser, 1929 & 55 – Lester’s, bacon shop
Shop Local, Shop Ramsbottom
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