1 & 2: The owner of the property David Reed donated these images with the
information that having recently bought the house (formerly Joyce's
Hairdressers) he began renovations and made several exciting discoveries,
9ft inglenook fireplace was uncovered which had been bricked up for over
50 years, when cladding was removed from the walls of a storeroom white tiling
was revealed some of which they have managed to retain.
David has since learned
that it was once a butcher's shop with an abattoir across the road which has
been demolished and now has a detached house on the site.
The deeds of the property reveal that Penny's were the owners after the
1900s - Penny's still operate a meat business in Rawdon.
David thinks this may
be one of the oldest houses in Rawdon.
2 & 3: David reed sat in an old fireplace which had been discovered during renovations
at his property which had been a hairdressers business, after
renovation it has a cosy wood burning stove.
4: A hairdressers shop which was converted into a private home, behind the
panelling lay a stone fireplace.
5:This property was formerly Joyce's Hairdressers, formerly a butchers shop.
The current owner David Reed is converting the property into a dwelling and has
uncovered an original fireplace plus white tiled walls probably dating to the
time it was a butchers.
David has now learned the building was possibly once a
public house, there was a pub on Town Street called the Nags Head.
It closed in
1932 and the licence was transferred to the Stone Trough, could this be the
property David is renovating?