25 CROW LANE
END - TERRACED STONE HOUSE
1874 - Date of the 999 year lease and therefore almost certainly the date of build.
This was a milliner's shop belonging to Maud Cordingley, throughout the 20th cent until it was demolished, probably because the end wall became unsafe.
The following information comes from taped interviews with Ramsbottom residents.
Frank Hall.… No. 25 was a Lady's Hat Shop, the proprietor being a Miss Maude Cordingley. This shop was well patronised by the ladies from Rumney's Mill particularly at Whitsun & Ramsbottom Wakes Weeks.
Alan Richardson …..This shop became empty in the very early war years but later was occupied by a family from London who had come to Ramsbottom to escape the bombing. After the war the shop was pulled down, due to subsidence I think.
CAN ANYONE GIVE US MORE DETAIL
ABOUT THIS HOUSE INCLUDING WHEN AND WHY NUMBER 25 WAS DEMOLISHED ?