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From Joanne

I have recently taken over a business at 30 Bolton Street Ramsbottom, I am very interested to know any history of the premises and what it was used for in the past and if it was ever a family home, thankyou and any information would be gratefully received.

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30 Bolton St

Probably built  late 1830s

Appears to be on the 1842 Tithe map

30 Bolton St – Information from Trade Directories

1861 Holt Edward, Bolton Street, Boot & Shoe Makers

1871  Holt Benjamin, 30 Bolton street, Boot and Shoe makers

1883   Kay William, confectioner, and eating house, 30 Bolton street

1888,  Warburton, Jonathan, Grocer, 30 Bolton St

1913  Booth, Joseph,  30 Bolton st, drapers

1924  Booth James, boot maker, 30 Bolton street

The north end of Bolton St falls within an area once occupied by the Peel & Yates Print Works, the “Old Ground”,

The first two buildings to be demolished in 1814/5 were situated across what is now Bolton St between Smithy St and the Market Place. The removal of these buildings allowed this section of Bolton St to be built. Prior to this, this section of the main road, originally a toll or turnpike road, ran approximately along Central St.