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When Bolton's Nelson Square had its own ‘wooden road’

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karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
When Bolton's Nelson Square had its own ‘wooden road’ 11287451

Taken in the early 1900s this view of Nelson Square is still recognisable today.

The Pack Horse was then on the corner with Bradshaw gate and cannot be seen in the picture. Where it moved to has a board on the roof advertising J T Gowley, Tailors.

At the back of the square on the left is what was then the education offices.

Previously it had been the Infirmary and instead of cobbles in the roads around the square there were wooden blocks to prevent noise disturbing the patients there.


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Cajunboy

Cajunboy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
When Bolton's Nelson Square had its own ‘wooden road’ 2790319102

Bollotom2014

Bollotom2014
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Wooden blocks to provide roadways was also used on some London streets, and in Russia too. The best wood was alleged to be Aussie. Machine with multiple circular saws would saw the planks into blocks. Some were coated in a rubber solution.
Doubt it would work these days. Need two amazon forests a year.

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
When Bolton's Nelson Square had its own ‘wooden road’ Wood_b10
Wood block pavement.

Nicolson Pavement.

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