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.                                                                                                  

 

Anthony Ashworth                 Not a lot has changed in the last 20-odd years apart from when just before we moved here, there was a No. 25, which had been pulled down just recently, about 1980.  So for about two years it was just wasteland and then it was acquired by the occupant next door, to them, 27, as a garden.  They made it into a garden put a fence up, put flowers and shrubs and trees in it and just neatened it up, because before it was just soil and debris and you know rubble from the old house. Theres no 25, now, they demolished it. Apparently, it were unsafe and were pulled down and the rest of the structures were reinforced, all the rest of it

 

 

CAN ANYONE GIVE US MORE DETAIL ABOUT THIS HOUSE INCLUDING WHEN AND WHY NUMBER 25 WAS DEMOLISHED ?