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2. The Church Street Area.


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c1900. The small public house on the right is the 'Marquis of Granby' a 17th century building where the Royalist Commander James Stanley lodged when his forces occupied Warrington during the English Civil War (1642-1649). The shop next and left of the inn is Thomas Woods a cog maker, ideally situated to supply workers from Rylands wire mill opposite his shop.

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A closer view of the 'Marquis'.

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1905. Corner of Church Street & Mersey Street.

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1906. Building a new tower on St. Marys Church.

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1908 (or later). The Bulls Head, Church Street, although this photo was dated as 1905 it is more likely that the actual date would have been a few years later as chain cases were invented in 1908 by the 'Sunbeam Bicycle Company.

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1909. A small crowd gather under the bunting outside the 'Marquis of Granby' in preparation for the visit of King Edward VII, one of the two turrets of the National School rising above the little pub.

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Mrs Payton & her son in the doorway of their shop in Church Street.

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Shoeing a horse at the Smithy Manchester Road (undated).

A young lad was being interviewed for the job of an apprentice at the local blacksmiths, when asked if he had ever shoe'd a horse, he replied, "no sir but I once told a donkey to Bugger Off".

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THAT CONCLUDES CHURCH STREET, WE TRAVEL DOWN HORSEMARKET STREET NEXT.

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