John Holt's horse meat shop

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The buildings were on Church Street. John Holt sold horse meat for the cat even if you didn’t have a cat. The 16th century property was demolished in 1938 and the datestone is at Towneley Hall.

Hall Street is the hill running to the right. The other photographs are the connecting Cannon Street looking in different directions. This was once a prosperous part of Burnley but by 1850 had become The refuge of the desolate, The strong hold of the bad, And home of many great events, The child without a dad. A scary part of town.

Alfred Cooper Tripe Dresser, Market Street

Market Street about 1908. The tripe shop was next door to a draper and watchmaker. The shop continued to be used for tripe after Cooper with the others a milliners and sports shop.