This great photograph shows the interior of Wood and Co (Bolton) Ltd in 1957.
The company was based on Victoria Square at the time although shortly after this picture was taken, it would move to new premises in nearby Fold Street.
Wood and Co was a wholesale tea and coffee merchant and blending took place on the premises.
You can see the various large tea chests in the photo. There was also a retail shop where customers could buy loose tea and ground coffee.
In 1968 the company’s Fold Street premises were demolished as part of the Acresfield redevelopment which saw the Arndale Centre being built - now Crompton Place. Sadly Wood and Co was unable to find suitable alternative accommodation so after supplying the good folk of Bolton with their tea and coffee for more than 200 years, the business closed.