Ramsbottom Reminiscences Vols 1 & 2
Recollections of the town from 21 former inhabitants, collected in the 1990s, and covering 1900 to the end of the century. Originally published in 1992 and 1996, the first editions are now virtually impossible to obtain.
A fresh, combined edition of 155 pages, with gloss paper to highlight 80 photos, maps & contemporary adverts, not included in the original two editions.
Many previously unpublished photos of historic Ramsbottom.
There are plenty of topics about Ramsbottom and District – Edenfield, Holcombe, Shuttleworth, Summerseat – yet to be covered by local writers. Our ambition is to make this the one of the best recorded districts in Britain.
1 RAMSBOTTOM IN THE EARLY 1900s
2 IN AT THE DEEP END: STARTING WORK FOR RAMSBOTTOM BUSES IN THE SNOW OF 1940
3 HOLIDAYS IN SHUTTLEWORTH
4 MEMORIES OF NUTTALL AND SHUTTLEWORTH IN THE TWENTIES
5 HOLCOMBE SCHOOL IN WORLD WAR II
6 EARLY ST PAUL’S SCHOOLDAYS, 1933-41
7 RAMSBOTTOM, 1922-34
8 GRANTS’ TOWER AND AREA
9 A WARTIME APPRENTICESHIP AT SIMS WIREWORKS, HAZELHURST
10 ENTERTAINMENT IN RAMSBOTTOM: RAMSBOTTOM AMATEUR DRAMATIC AND OPERATIC SOCIETY, 1927-60
11 ANNIE’S STORY: FOURTEEN IN A RAMSBOTTOM TWO-UP TWO- DOWN
12 WHIT FRIDAY ‘WALKING DAY’, C1912
13 THE WATER STREET FAMILY STORY
14 TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE NORTH/SOUTH DIVIDE
15 FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW: MILESTONES IN A RAMSBOTTOM LIFE, 1920-42
16 BYE ROAD, SHUTTLEWORTH, IN THE THIRTIES
17 MEMORIES OF JOBS IN RAMSBOTTOM, 1925-65
18 MEMORIES FROM THE OLD RAMSBOTTOM UDC AREA
19 I REMEMBER RIGHT BACK TO 1900
20 DAILY LIFE FOR A LARGE FAMILY IN RAMSBOTTOM, 1922-33: THE HANSON FAMILY OF 7, CARR FOLD
21 A RAMMY CHILDHOOD, 1924-34
THE CARR STREET CLEARANCE ORDER, 1934
HOUSING IN CENTRAL RAMSBOTTOM FROM THE 1908 25 INCH ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP