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D. W. Latham

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of Vulcan Foundry, Bolton, Boilers and Gasometers

Company formed by Dan Wood Latham

1845 Complaint. 'Mr. D Wood Latham, boiler maker, Folds-road, appeared to give bail (or his appearance at the next Quarter Sessions for this Borough, to answer the following charge, for having from the 25tb day of March, 1844. up to the present time, whilst following his employment been guilty of committing a nuisance, to wit, making uncomfortable sounds to the great annoyance of her Majesty’s leige subjects, with an implement made "iron and wood,” (a boiler makers hammer), and whereas the pedestrians travelling on the said road and the dwellers in the houses surrounding the said D. W. Latham’s works, have been much disturbed by the use of the said “iron and wood.” The said noise occasioned by the active employment of the said “iron and wood” having also rendered the said houses unfit for the purposes of trade.'[1]

1848 Mention of D. W. Latham, Boiler maker, Vulcan Foundry, Bridgeman Street, Bolton.[2]

1858 Mention of D. W. Latham, Boiler Maker, Vulcan Foundry, Bolton.[3]

1863 Sale of plant and working tools due to the retirement of D. W. Latham, boiler maker, foundry street, Bolton.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Bolton Chronicle - Saturday 14 June 1845
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 03 May 1848
  3. Bolton Chronicle - Saturday 06 March 1858
  4. Bolton Chronicle - Saturday 18 July 1863