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From Derek Lawrence

I am writing to see if by some chance you could assist me with information concerning a certain shop situated on a main road in Ramsbottom during the 1940s and 1950s.

The shop in question was we believe, called 'A V Taylors', and was a sweet shop. We are conducting the final part of a family tree for our mother.


Reference 039



Information from Trade Directories


Taylor Annie (Mrs)  confectioner, 163 Stubbins Lane


Taylor,  A.,  5  Bolton  street ; sweets, tobacco and ices

This shop had a fireplace which is still there. The cast iron fireplace may be original and the tiles surround may have been there in the 1950s. Much more recently a wooden surround has been added and the grate filled with artificial coals