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Birtwhistle's Yard

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Birtwhistle's Yard. Off Caroline Square. Demolished 1955.

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This yard was built at the rear of Birtwhistle property in the High St.The Birtwhistles were drovers and cattle-dealers.The most famous was John Birtwhistle who as early as the 1840's travelelled as far north as the Hebrides to bring cattle to the English market. My mother Elsie was born at no.12, 5.12.1910,the fourth of nine children of William and Emily Schofield.
Added by: j m varley 19 Apr 10 
1840 should be 1740's.
Added by: j m varley 22 Jun 10 

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