It seems all focused on Tottington and broadly the Bury/Bolton area. This of course will continue to grow. However my father can trace his history back to Harmston, thence to India, Cornwall and then via London to Tottington. Pix and info to follow. He had a large family too! Then of course is my wife's family, father from what we thought was originally Sussex, but we now know Hampshire! Last but not least my mother-in-Law, part German and part Polish.
Probably time for some sort of Genealogy table!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Loom Women

This picture is one from the archives. There is no writing on the reverse apart from my mother's labelling. I called it Loom Women. Clearly though only one or two of them would be old enough to be considered women. These are 2 cotton looms back to back. They were heavy made of cast iron. I presume that the the photograph was taken in the factory. Clearly a national celebration because of the flags there. The ladies in question are wearing what appears to be their Sunday best too. I have to presume my Grandmother or my Aunt kept the picture because it had family on it. There does not appear to be any cotton worker in my immediate family say 1920s, but that's a guess. Have a close look at the sullen "little" girl in the very middle at the front. As usual the picture has been tweaked a little in PS4 to bring out details. Left the sepia tones as they are.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Market Street, Tottington

This are 2 old photographs of Market street in Tottington.  The first picture is a hand coloured tinted version of the second one. I have given both of them the Photoshop stuff. The colours in the first are not mine. They were already on the picture. I suspect the colours may be reasonably accurate as the pictures have been in the family quite a while.

 My Guess this is at the high point of the Village opposite to where the Coop stands. I do not remember it, I also guess that it is dated about 1900. However I do recall a picture house, Movies to you and me standing in its place. I went once, some sort of soppy film about a man on the run visiting his pregnant wife in hospital. A paper shop stood in its place later and I believe a health centre now stands there. As you carry on to the right the road forks at what was the Printers. The left fork is Turton Road - goes to Bolton, Affetside, Edgeworth. The right hand fork goes to Greenmount, passes Brookhouse and would go to Holcombe and Ramsbottom. The village centre is about a 10 minute walk from Brookhouse.

This picture is from the same spot. The view is down Market Street towards Bury. Bury is about 3 miles distant.

 Whether the picture is from the exact same time I do not know. If you look closely you can see Club Row labelled. Further down on the right hand side of the road, the Wesleyan church was to be built. I think the church would be visible. The shops on the left when I was young ( The ones I remember!) were a greengrocer/fishmonger - Read. I think the old owner was called Frank. He was grooming his son for the top position! The left-hand side of the shop was fruit and veg and the right hand side was fish. Their daughter Helen was killed in a road accident.
It shook the village and my Grandmother(Jane Dunn) cried too.. My Family were very close to the Reads. My grandfather Frank was up at 5.30 every morning bar Sundays to collect the fish from the fish shop. My Aunt cooked it, I also recall my mother cooked it as well. For a few years the house stank of cooking cod. No surprise I had trouble making friends. A little further down was the butcher. I believe he was called Sam Smith. He had been in the Guards, I was told that he had quite a distinguished war record. He was the tallest man I had ever met, but as a 7 year old everyone was tall! He had this walk in fridge. If he wasn't really quite a jolly chap, he would have been seriously scary! He seemed to take great delight in sharpening his knives, hacking stuff, and of course there was always blood down his apron. A proper blue and white striped one.

Tram on its way to Tottington from Bury. The road to the right goes to Kay Gardens. In the gap behind the two trams is the Rock, which eventually disappears to Walmsley and Rochdale. To the left of the photo is a statue of Robert Peel and also the parish church. The Two Tubs is also there. The advert on the front of the tram has Geo. Brown. He had a hardware shop in Tottington opposite the library, which had been Tottington Hall. I believe one of his sons took over (Basil). I used to play with his two sons Nick and Tim

The same tram nearing its destination. The library is on the right hand side. On the left is the Gas Board shop. A little further up is the post office. It was split into 2 parts. The front of the shop was a sweet shop - one of my favourite places. Further inside was the post office proper - manned I believe by a chap called Brian. The tram had not far to go - anothe 200 yards brought it to an island turned right round and headed back to Bury. This is still used as a bus terminus now. I turned round infront of the "Hark to Towler" pub. If you continued down the road it brought you to Tottington station.

Not sure where this is. There is a shop called Clemshaws there. More research needed.
There is always a need to update. There are 3 photographs of Trams below. I can just about recall the trams from my childhood. The tram rails were certainly there for a long time after the trams departed. I actually believe some of the old lamposts still survive even now. 

Sunday, 14 March 2010


Facing towards Bolton
Facing towards Tottington
The Lomax part of my family were brought up in Affetside. They were sheep farmers and hand loom weavers. One of them died of sunstroke I believe. It boast a Pub- The Pack Horse,  and a church which is attached to the local very small school. I believe there was a campaign to save the school which was successful. Many of my Lomax relatives are buried in the local churchyard. It has indeed been really useful in  "unpicking" some of the relationships that were heresay or had got jumbled in my near relatives heads. This cross is sited on Watling Street., a Roman Road. Yes it is straight! As a small boy it was a fearsome ride to the summit on the bike - up the steep side! and an awesome ride down the other side. The view is looking towards Tottington from the village Centre.

The top photograph was taken in March 2010. Obviously the picture is facing towards Bolton. From first appearances little has changed in 100 years outwardly. I stored some more pictures to show which I also took on the same day.

The entrance to Affetside.
This is on the right-hand side of the road
as you head up the hill towards Bolton

This view is taken in the early morning heading from Tottington towards Affetside. This is all uphill. The path joins Watling street just about 400 yards before the cross

The Cross looking towards the Jumbles
An early January morning. This picture is taken
from the middle of the road the houses are to
my back. The path continues down hill towards Bolton

 Visited Affetside frequently with my mother there were many paths across the fields from Greenmount and Tottington. At one time the horse that featured in the "Black Horse" adverts was stabled nearby. I bought my first motorbike from a chap who lived in the farms just below the top of Affetside. The cross is one of the Markers in the 2 Crosses challenge event usually held in January of each year. Organised by the East Lancs LDWA. It starts from Tottington Community Centre. The second cross on the route aboute 15 miles further on is the Pilgrims' Cross on Holcombe Moor. Pictures and information can be found here.

The inscription which is close to the cross.

 This is the inscription:
"Affetside Cross marks the route of the Roman road from Manchester to Ribchester now known as Watling Street. The stone shaft has a socket cut into the top which originally supported a cross head or stone ball. The structure would have served as a market cross for Affetside and surrounding hamlets and possibly as a place for preaching and public proclamations. This form of standing cross would have been relatively common in medieval settlements. However they were largely swept away in the reformation during the mid 16th and 17th Centuries making Affetside cross a relatively rare survival.

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979

Affetside Cross is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the provisions of the Above act (National Monument No 25721) It is an offence to carry out any unauthourised works to the monument, or damage in any manner. All queiries with regard to this Act should be directed to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

A Mark 2 Pillbox. This is situated between Turton and the A666
Couldn't resist adding it! But it's on the 2 Crosses route!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

The Wesleyen School Tottington

The Building of the Wesleyan School

The reverse of the card

 "Dear children, 
Just to let you know that Bessie has got her baby, will you come and wash for me again if you cannot let me know

Construction of the Old Wesleyan School. This was the school that my Aunt Irene and Grandpa Tom Lomax  attended. The school is very closely connected with the church. There is a link here to my other blog with the war graves here. There is a picture of her later down the blog.

As you can see the Reverse of the postcard has been annotated by mother with the  date 1905. My guess that she is right. Who the postcard refers to is difficult to work out, but I am sure that it relates to family members. The address is clear 135 Holcombe road is Brookhouse, Clearly pictured further down the blog. I will add another picture of Brookhouse and add it next to the other picture.

This mug I found on Ebay. This is the web Address of the seller Coast to Coast Antiques 

This is the description:

"This rare Staffordshire mug is decorated with a red design of the Wesleyan School Tottington, as it was when it served as an active school house. It dates from the mid. 19th Century and measures approximately 3 + 1/8 inches high and 3 + 3/8 inches in overall diameter. It is in excellent condition with the exception of some staining and crazing, as can be seen in the photos."

  This mug is for sale here as well as many other interesting articles. I wish I could afford it.

The picture on the mug

Detailed close up of the picture
I have discovered on Ebay a mug relating to the school. I suggest that they may have been given to the school at some festival or centenary. I certainly have never heard them mentioned in the family but how on earth this mug found it's way to New Jersey remains a mystery. The pictures are below. The seller has kindly allowed me to publish the pictures. My guess is he retains he copywrite.

When you have a look - it is amazing how different the original school is from the mug! Its almost the same direction too.

Obviously got to go back and check!

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Grant's Tower, Ramsbottom

Understandably never saw it, as it collapsed on the 22nd of September 1944. It was constructed in 1828. There is more information on the Grant family at this site. I have personally never seen a photo of the tower apart from this one. This is not to be confused with Peel Tower which was built to repeal the corn laws, I think. There are many references to the Grant family in Ramsbottom, not least the Grant Arms in the centre of "Tup's Arse". Played guitar and sang several times in the top room at the pub. The landlord must have tried to start a folk club up there. Must have been early '70's. Appeared on the same bill as Bob"I'm nearly famous" Williamson. Very amusing chap, and he did make national TV(Wheel Tappers and Shunters club! ) unlike me!

 Grant's Tower has a mention in the Public Monument and Sculpture Association register   However I copy from that site here a reference to Edwin Waugh. He is mentioned in another part of this blog " The tower was built at Top o' the' Hoof above Walmersley Road overlooking Ramsbottom partly in memory of their parents. While convalescing in a room in the tower, Edwin Waugh was said to have written his famous dialect poem "Lie thi' down laddie." It did seem that there was attempt to use lottery money to rebuild it in 1994.
View towards Peel Tower.
The rise on to the right of Peel Tower is Harcle Hill.
Further to the right is Bull Hill.
The river that runs between the 2 sides is called the Irwell

I did think I had the only "real" photo of the tower, but now I believe there are others.

The colour picture is from very close to the ruins of Grant's Tower. The Houses below is the town of Ramsbottom. It is not clear but the Helmshore road snakes along under the tower and curls round Bull Hill. It then splits into two. The lefthand fork goes to Blackburn and the right-hand fork continues up "the Valley" eventually arriving at Colne.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Birkenhead Photos

This is a mystery.
My mother was into singing in a big way.
However all I have is 2 photos of her with people who are not really her generation. The people seem similar and the place where they were photographed were similar too.  The only clue on the back is a Stamp with Birkenhead on. My mother was known as Pat Lomax at the time. I don't recall any links with Birkenhead. She is the one that is so obviously youthful as compared to all the others. The date would be late 1940's I guess

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Greenmount Primary School

I went here in the late 1950's. The primary school teacher was called Mrs Meadley - forgetful woman, once lost her glasses, searched everywhere but were on her head all the time! She also set fire to the Christmas tree. However she taught me to read, not so much success with sums! I recall one of the pupils dying whilst I was at school. Not at school. I do remember a lot of sadness - a girl I think, must have been about 1956. Most of the kids in the class just moved up, all at the same time. Moved to middle school. I think the teacher was called Miss Platt, I must have been about 8 at the time. I remember being taught joined up writing. At the same time the school started to cook its own dinners. I have a feeling our class room was commandeered as a canteen at this time. And a life long aversion to rice pudding was started. The used to keep us in if we didn't eat our dinner - just one spoonful!!! What use is an extra spoonful of rice pudding. The head was called Mrs Sally Crompton, She always appeared quite frightening and powerful to us small people. She and my grandmother were good friends, played golf together, I stood no chance! I recall being in the Christmas play as one of the Kings. I also recall the annual football match with Hollymount School. I also recall being given some enormous footy boots by my Great Grandfather, He was a good footballer (Frank Lomax) and I picked up my nickname "Cloggie" Which for some reason I never liked. Not as bad as some of the stuff I've been called over the years. However some names. Alan Taylor, I think he had a sister, Alan Read (Alan and Alan -as Sally Crompton used to say - always found it funny) All three of us used to have to sit at the front. Timothy Burrill, Martin Capstick, He cut his leg very badly climbing over the back wall fetching a football. Jane Rowland - knew my Grandmother through music. I do pass the school regularly. I think it is a community centre now. The photos!!!! Thats me in the top photo wearing an extremely natty tartan Waistcoat!! Not surprisingly "Billy no mates" on the back row of the second photo. Added some pictures in the Datastore of the school as it is now.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Walshaw Primary School

This is a large file-
It is clear to see the abject state of the building here
Taken on the Playground at the front of the school
My Father's class. It must have been the late 50's or very early 60's. I recall him applying for jobs at his time, he had not long since qualified at Huddersfield College. He was certainly at Huddersfield when we were living at Whitelegg Street, but we were at Brookhouse when he was teaching here. The school is still there and I believe little has changed to the outside since. This area is on a steep right angle bend and I think there is quite a drop at the other side. Walshaw was only 2 to 3 miles away from where we lived. He probably walked to school at this time. I recall my father taking and passing his driving test first time. He bought a black Morris Minor convertible, which had the roof renewed. It used to crack on the supports at any speed. It was not possible to have a conversation in the car. I fail to recall any of the names of his pupils from this time, except one who was called Stewart Leigh. I met him at Stand Grammar School. He ended up in my class. I think the photographs were preceding me by about 10 years. Who are these people?

Must have been summer! The school is now in a field!
My dad's in his shirt...
There is another link to the school here.Have got another picture of his class here. I am not sure that he will have carried the same class through school like I did or he was given a different year group. Probably only likely that he was at the three for three years.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Brookhouse about 1900

This is first photo thats I have. The date unknown. Brookhouse is lower left. The bottom of hill. Peel Tower is the distance.

Brookhouse, taken from the Greenmount side.
Brookhouse is the furthest building.  The girls are standing on the old bridge.
It was replaced with a wider bridge.
The nearer buildings were cottages and one looks like a shop.
My family remembers these cottages. I feel that the line of the road has not changed. The road widening must have been on the left.
This photo is of Brookhouse near Tottington. I moved here when I was 5. Lived initialy with my Grandmother. Jane Lomax nee Dunn(e). The postal address was 133 Holcombe Rd, Tottington. The cobbled road was replaced with a tarmacadamed surface. The view looks towards "Totty" from the Greenmount side of the stream. The upwards slope is called Stormer Hill. There are some steps leading up on the right to Kay's cottages. They were designed by my Grandfather Tom Lomax, Jane's husband. The Bridge was widened, and the cottages demolished. There are 3 children in the picture a small boy? is leaning against the entrance to the house. From the back of the photographer the road bends up towards Greenmount, but it splits to the right and heads towards Greenmount Golf Club. More info to follow. But who are the people in the photograph? The First entrance looks like a shop. In front of the end gable of Brookhouse is a pathway that crossed a bridge and continued up Hollymount lane. Hollymount convent was a school when I remembered it. It was later turned into an old folks home. The field at the lefthand side of the road belonged to Bernard Ellis of Brookhouse Farm. He bred Arabian horses. He also kept guinea fowl and he paid me real money to collect the eggs. They laid anywhere. But mostly by the side of the stream.

Looking down from Stormer Hill,
The Gent in the photo is where the first photo is taken

Opposite Brookhouse was a large garden. The family gardened there for 3 generations. Frank Lomax, Jane Lomax and my mother and father. My father was partial to Himalayan plants. He grew the first blue poppies that anyone had seen in the Bury area. A large lawn on the upper level. The soil was very stony. However many interesting and exotic plants were grown in the 100plus years the house and gardens were occupied by the Lomax Family. The house was originally bought at auction by Frank's wife Lucy(Dodes) My mother knew her as Grannymax. My mother had the same relationship with her grandmother as I had with mine.

Grannymax - top left with Auntie Hilda
Lucy Dodes married Frank Lomax -Tom and Irene's father.

Personal recollections of Brookhouse.
We moved into Brookhouse when I was about 5. I remembered being able to sit in the removal van's cab on the drive from Whitelegge street to Brookhouse - seemed like a big adventure. Frank was there when we arrived - He wasn't really very tall but he possessed immense strength. When the removal men could not lift my mother's piano over the bannister - he just grabbed it and lifted it over on his own. Initially my bedroom was the backroom, possibly the the largest room in the house. A great big skylight was in the middle of the ceiling, under was a great big cast iron bath. I dont recall the bath going. The skylight was covered over by a sheet of corrugated plastic. I think I recall a very expensive carpet square in the middle of the room, Axminster or something similar. It was pink, but my mother had it dyed blue - it was purpleish. Where the carpet didn't fit was varnished! The house probably still smells of varnish to this day. The back window looked up the valley. Fantastic view. There were cows on that pasture in the late '50's before it became a country park. Must have spent hours just staring. Saw pretty much every British mammal over 15 years. The squirrels hadn't arrived though!

Not sure of the date. However I would suggest it was at the time of the house being split into three. The plans were not correct as I knew them. I think there was a before and after on these plans. The bottom is the where the road runs. The left hand side is 131, the middle 133 and the end 135. It doesnt show it but there was a cellar that ran the length of the house. There must have been a way upstairs from the inside because there were 3 sets of stairs leading to the ground floor.

Jim and Irene Cosgrove, Must be a pier somewhere.
Irene and Jim lived in 135 with Frank.

Wedding Photograph
My Grandmother lived in 131, my Aunt Irene Cosgrove and her husband Jim Cosgrove lived in 135. Her father Frank lived there too. Myself, my mother and father lived in the middle, 133. I did feel that I had the run of the house then. Probably spent more time in my Grandma's than my own house. Grandad Frank frightened me a great deal. I couldn't/daren't go in the cellar on my own. It stretched all the way under all 3 houses, very dark and there were only 2 lights. There were also strange stairs and hidey holes too. Jim was a very kind man. Spoke as I recall with just the faintest of an Irish brogue. Frequently, and it must have been the weekend - he used to give me a florin (2/-) or half a crown (2/6) to clen his Corgi motor bike parts - he was a chauffeur for the CWS in Manchester. Never saw the car, so he must have ridden in to Manchester everyday! I recall the day or at least the period that he died. I also know that in true Lomax fashion - things were done and life carried on. I have a feeling that my Aunt went straight back to work both after his death and after his funeral. The funeral wake was held in our part of the house. I presume Jim's family came. Lots of strangers and I remember awkwardness and strange dialects. But life continued.

Frank Lomax -  Irene and Tom's Father
My Great Grandfather. The cat was called Twinkie. She died in a road accident outside Brookhouse.
My aunt was devastated. He is standing in the garden that was across the road.

At the end of the wall on the left a lane disappears down to an old factory. It was run down and us locals played there. It was bought out by Cormar Carpets. The sent quite large wagons down the lane. There was a 20 ft drop into the stream, none fell down to the best of my knowledge. The knocked down our corner on several occasions. I believe my Aunt sold them 20 sq yards so they had a better turning circle.

The "other" cottages at Brookhouse.
These are just to the top left of Brookhouse on the map.
This image is from the Bury Image Bank. It is the thumbnail blown up.
Not sure if the person who uploaded the image really understood the
significance of the picture because there are several objects in this picture that are no longer there including the cottages!

This picture has been taken from the left hand corner of the bridge that crosses the stream. Right heads towards Greenmount. Facing you in the photograph is the bridge that crosses the stream. (The Army blew the bridge up about 1960!) in a flood. Brookhouse cellar was already flooded - there was all sorts of garbage floating around in there including chickens from the abattoir up Stormer hill. He got into terrible trouble for disposing dead chickens down the drain as I recall!

Until I saw the map I did not even know the existence of the cottages. It is almost impossible to tease out who lived where! I shall be diving in and trying to find out the identity of the people who lived there.I am not sure my mother recalls them. The other cottages were mentioned but these were not.

The picture of these cottages reveals 3 cottages in a line. They would stretch from the edge of the lane to Hollymount to the stream edge as it heads up the valley. The stonework on stream edge is still here. The map shows access or gardens to rear. Seems to make sense from what I remember.

Map off the Brookhouse area. Don't know the year. The streams are in blue
Holcombe road goes from south to north-east. Eventually to Greenmount, Holcombe Brook and beyond. The road thet heads off north-west goes to Hollymount Convent and Greenmount Golf Club. The top right building is Brookhouse Farm.
The very large building on the right is Brookhouse Mill, which is now Cormar Carpets.
This map will be updated.
This is looking down Stormer Hill. The faint buildings at the end of the road are
the cottages that my family remembers.
The wall on the righthand side had not been built at this time.
Apart from a copy of the actual deed, that I will publish I have some names from the internet that I have tried to join up as being resident at Brookhouse over the years. They will be sorted in time but for now a rough draft.

In 1780 Robert Tickle of Brookhouse Farm, built his new house, which he called Brookhouse on the western side of the new highway in the part of ground considered to be part of Quakersfield.

Robert and Sarah Tickle 1782
James Rothwell between 1830 and 1838
Probably Ann Rothwell upto  October  1935

The names below are from the Cousins-Family Website, I will be wading my way through the census - to see if there is any more info at the censuses. I feel that these names may not have lived at Brookhouse itself.

Thomas Smith born abt 1841 Residence 30 March 1851     Age 10 (approx)
                                                     Residence  7th April 1861      20 years Cotton Weaver

Betty Smith  born abt 1852  Residence 7th April 1861           Age 9 (approx)
                                                    Residence 2nd April 1871        Age 19 Stitcher at Bleach Works

Eliza Smith  born abt 1857  Residence 2 April 1861
                                                    Residence 2nd April 1871   Age 14 (approx) Cotton Weaver

This is the entire 1981 Census that was living at "Brookhouse"

 Joshua ROBERTS   Head   M   Male   42   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Bleacher And Finisher 
 Mary E. ROBERTS   Wife   M   Female   36   Stalham, Norfolk, England    
 Norman B. ROBERTS   Son      Male   13   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Herbert H. ROBERTS   Son      Male   10   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Harold K. ROBERTS   Son      Male   8   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Edith M. ROBERTS   Daur      Female   6   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Frederick J. ROBERTS   Son      Male   2   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Ellen MURPHY   Serv   U   Female   35   Wexford Ennisessthy, Ireland   General Servant 


 Miah GREENHALGH   Head   W   Female   63   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Annuitant 

 Alice SMITH   Head   W   Female   71   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Annuitant 
 Betty SMITH   Daur   U   Female   30   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Bleach Works Labourer 

 Joseph NUTTALL   Head   M   Male   25   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Bleach Works Labourer 
 Mary Ann NUTTALL   Wife   M   Female   22   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Robert NUTTALL   Son      Male   3   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Charles NUTTALL   Son      Male   5 m   Tottington, Lancashire, England    

 Samuel BOOTH   Head   M   Male   62   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Print Works Labourer 
 Margarit BOOTH   Wife   M   Female   60   Bury, Lancashire, England    
 William RAMSBOTTAM   Lodger   U   Male   60   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Print Works Labourer 
 James JARRETT   Lodger   U   Male   32   Bolton, Lancashire, England   Bleach Works Finisher 

 James ENTWISTLE   Head   M   Male   31   Bank Lane, Lancashire, England   Cotton Weaver 
 Mary ENTWISTLE   Wife   M   Female   34   Bank Lane, Lancashire, England    
 Elizabeth A. ENTWISTLE   Daur      Female   12   Bank Lane, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 John ENTWISTLE   Son      Male   9   Bank Lane, Lancashire, England    
 Richard ENTWISTLE   Son      Male   1   Bank Lane, Lancashire, England    

 Thomas LEACH   Head   M   Male   37   Bury, Lancashire, England   Cotton Spinner 
 Betsy LEACH   Wife   M   Female   35   Bury, Lancashire, England    
 Anne Maria LEACH   Daur      Female   9   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 John Robt. LEACH   Son      Male   7   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Harriet E. LEACH   Daur      Female   2 m   Tottington, Lancashire, England    

 Lawrence NUTTALL   Head   M   Male   40   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Farm Labourer 
 Jane NUTTALL   Wife   M   Female   41   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 James NUTTALL   Son   U   Male   10   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Mary NUTTALL   Daur      Female   9   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Maria NUTTALL   Daur      Female   6   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Alice NUTTALL   Daur      Female   2   Tottington, Lancashire, England    

 William H. LUND   Head   M   Male   41   Ewood Bridge, Lancashire, England   Print Works Mechanic 
 Ellen LUND   Wife   M   Female   41   Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England    
 Thos. LUND   Son      Male   14   Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England   Printworks Labourer 
 Chas.Ed. LUND   Son      Male   11   Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England   Printworks Labourer 
 Edward LUND   Son      Male   9   Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Elizabeth LUND   Daur      Female   5   Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Mary LUND   Daur      Female   7   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 William LUND   Son      Male   3   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Rachel SCHOLES   Serv   U   Female   17   Radcliffe, Lancashire, England   Cotton Weaver 

 Samuel ISHERWOOD   Head   M   Male   32   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Cotton Overlooker 
 Martha ISHERWOOD   Wife   M   Female   31   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Cotton Weaver 


 Jesse HUTCHINSON   Head   W   Male   39   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Print Finisher 
 Emily HUTCHINSON   Daur      Female   10   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Ernest HUTCHINSON   Son      Male   6   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Martha BUTTERWORTH   Serv   U   Female   31   Tottington, Lancashire, England   General Serv 

 William BROWN   Head   M   Male   31   Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England   Commercial Clerk 
 Ellen BROWN   Wife   M   Female   29   Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England    
 Sarah Jane BROWN   Daur      Female   4   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Kitty BROWN   Daur      Female   2   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Alice BROWN   Daur      Female   4 m   Tottington, Lancashire, England    

 John MORGAN   Head   M   Male   60   Bolton, Lancashire, England   Out Labourer 
 Hannah MORGAN   Wife   M   Female   63   Bolton, Lancashire, England    
 Hannah Jane MORGAN   Daur   U   Female   24   Bolton, Lancashire, England   Bleach Works Finisher 
 Elijah MORGAN   Daur   U   Male   20   Bolton, Lancashire, England   Print Dryer 

 Alice HEAP   Head   W   Female   64   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Annuitant 
 Ann HEAP   Daur   U   Female   32   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Annuitant 
 Elizabeth HEAP   Daur   U   Female   24   Tottington, Lancashire, England   Annuitant 
 Margaret A. HEAP   Grd Daur      Female   3   Tottington, Lancashire, England    

 James GRIME   Head   M   Male   28   Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England   Manager Print Works 
 Jane Ann GRIME   Wife   M   Female   27   Church, Lancashire, England    
 John Fister GRIME   Son      Male   2   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Alice FISTER   Visitor   W   Female   64   Oakenshaw, Lancashire, England   No Occupation 
 E.A. KERR   Visitor   U   Female   26   Glasgow, Scotland   Confectioner 
 William GRIME   Son      Male   1   Tottington, Lancashire, England    

 Job HOLLAND   Head   M   Male   26   Radcliffe, Lancashire, England   Cloth And Yarn Agent 
 Sarah E. HOLLAND   Wife   M   Female   24   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Annie HOLLAND   Daur      Female   1   Tottington, Lancashire, England    
 Mary HUTTON   Serv      Female   14   Skelmersdale   General Servant 

(The Roberts  have taken over the house from the Rothwell family who were the surviving partners of the Tickle family)

This is 16 households. Brookhouse proper will have consisted of 3 households. Probably the Grimes, Holland and Heaps.The other 13 will have been split between the Farm - although there does not appear to be a farmer in the list and the remainder of the cottages. The farm was probably split into cottages anyway. Research to continue!!