Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge

Bolton Brow is an area of Sowerby Bridge.

It was mentioned in the survey for the Rochdale to Halifax & Elland Turnpike [1735].

In 19th century documents, it is often considered to be a part of Skircoat.

Named for Laurence Bolton.

On 15th October 1907, 5 people were killed and 42 others injured in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster.

In 1939, many of the old houses on the north side were demolished.

In September 1993, a runaway lorry careered down the A58 at Pye Nest and crashed into houses and shops here, killing 6 people. In 1994, the owners were fined £5,000 for operating a lorry with faulty brakes, and then the firm was ordered off the road and a director was charged – though acquitted – with manslaughter. A small memorial garden stands on the site of the shop.

Beerhouses & Pubs in Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge

See Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge, Lower Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge and Upper Bolton Brow

© Malcolm Bull 2021
Revised 15:52 / 16th November 2021 / 3811

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