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Bolton Forge

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of Bolton, Lancashire

1873: '..... These works of the Bolton Iron and Steel Company, situated in Blackhorse-street, occupy an urban area of more than four acres, giving employment at the present time to some 700 men. They comprise two portions, mainly devoted to the respective manufactures of iron and steel; the older portion of the works were originally established A.D. 1819, for the manufacture of iron forgings, and were subsequently enlarged and carried on by Messrs. Rushton and Eckersley, the works being then known the Bolton Forge. .....'[1]

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  1. Bolton Evening News - Tuesday 17 June 1873