Black Bull - 100 years apart

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It is difficult to imagine these two photographs were taken almost a century apart (1912 / 2012) and shows a section of Thornton Square and some of the changes it has gone through.

The older of the two photographs was taken shortly after a triangular shaped property where the two boys are standing was demolished.

This property was called Holroyd Buildings and had been built during the 1850s, but it began causing traffic problems and the Borough Council decided it had to go. The vacant space was named after the 1909 to 1916 Mayor Robert Thornton JP.

 

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