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Old 21-07-2019, 13:58   #1
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I haven't seen this old map website before. Thought it may be of interest for anybody else who may not have seen it
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Detailed Old Victorian Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1 mile Map (1888-1913) , Accrington, Lancashire Co-ordinates 53.747813, -2.365408
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Old 21-07-2019, 18:10   #2
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Interesting too that they’ve superimposed the route of more recent Motorways and roads.
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Old 26-07-2019, 09:44   #3
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Great map from 1888 - 1913!
Interesting for me, is the fact that Belfield Road, where I was born and grew up was named Robert Nuttall Street in those days.
I was always under the impression that the Nuttall Street of today was in those days named Robert Nuttall Street, at least that is what we were told as kids.
Another interesting fact is that there was a football ground just after St. Mary's Woodnook school, where now, and as long as I can remember there were always houses.
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Old 26-07-2019, 17:58   #4
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There is also a Football Ground at the top of Roe Greave Road which I had never heard of before
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Old 27-07-2019, 08:04   #5
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The more I study this great map, the more I find!
In the Woodnook area, at the corner of Cotton St. and Wellington St. there's a building called Broad Oak (Cotton). In this same building Eric Holbrook started his business as Holbrook Engineering in around 1960. I worked in the same building from 1963 until 1965, after which he moved to premises on Corporation Street, where I also worked until 1967.
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Old 27-07-2019, 13:24   #6
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The more I study this great map, the more I find!
In the Woodnook area, at the corner of Cotton St. and Wellington St. there's a building called Broad Oak (Cotton). In this same building Eric Holbrook started his business as Holbrook Engineering in around 1960. I worked in the same building from 1963 until 1965, after which he moved to premises on Corporation Street, where I also worked until 1967.
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Late Belfield Road
Was that the same Holbrook Engineering which Stuart Holbrook was involved with? I used to have a chat and a pint with him in Read Con Club until last year when he sadly passed away.
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Old 28-07-2019, 09:05   #7
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Hi Gremlin,
Yes, Stuart Holbrook was Eric's Son, but never took over the business as such. The company was taken over (friendly take-over) by Moss Gears from Birmingham. We were making gear boxes at the time for them.
I did read somewhere that the company eventually folded (or maybe a managment buy-out) and took on another name and was then owned or run ba a fellow called Basil Fone, who also was working at Holbrook's when I was there.
Sorry to hear about Stuart passing away.
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Old 28-07-2019, 09:15   #8
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Hi again Gremlin,
Just googled-up the following:
The company that followed Holbrook Engineering was called FPW Axles Ltd. As mentioned previously it was started by Basil Fone and is to this day situated on the Industrial Estate in Huncoat.

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