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1874 Advert - Roger Bolton
Photo: PF
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Item #: 32394
I have distant recollections, in the 60's, of a shop in Standishgate with the name Bolton. The company was founded in 1826.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 22nd May 2020 at 08:59

Wasn't Bolton's Ironmongers at the Standishgate end of The Old Arcade?

Comment by: A.W. on 22nd May 2020 at 10:40

Bolton's did have a shop on Standishgate selling tools and ironmongery, was there in the 1960's.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd May 2020 at 11:50

That's the one, AW.

Comment by: wuz on 23rd May 2020 at 15:32

Boltons had a small warehouse in the corner of Commercial Yard between Latimers warehouse and the Conservative Club.

Comment by: jcf on 24th May 2020 at 13:50

Roger Bolton's was still a working foundry in the 1960's, it was situated at the rear of 52-54 Standishgate. The Central Wireless Company had a shop and offices at 52 Standishgate and was a Murphy TV and Electrical goods dealer. It was quite a surprise to still have a working foundry behind a shopping area, almost in the Town Centre. You could access this foundry with a motor vehicle from Back Mesnes Street ( now Mesnes Terrace ) between Baillie's Cafe/ Pie Shop and the then Pram Shop on Mesnes Street.

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