SD7109 : Plaque on the Market Cross (3)

taken 3 years ago, near to Bolton, Great Britain

 Plaque on the Market Cross (3)
Plaque on the Market Cross (3)

This plaque on the Market Cross SD7109 : Bolton Market Cross, Churchgate reads:

1643-4. DURING THE CIVIL WAR BOLTON BESIEGED THRICE
AND TAKEN ONCE WITH MUCH SLAUGHTER.
1651. JAMES, SEVENTH EARL OF DERBY,
BEHEADED NEAR THIS SPOT
1661. "BOWLTON HATH A MARKET ON MONDAYS
WHICH IS VERY GOOD FOR CLOTHING AND
PROVISIONS AND IS A PLACE OF GREAT
TRADE FOR FUSTIANS." (BLOME'S BRITANNIA.)
1753. CROMPTON, INVENTOR OF THE SPINNING
MULE, THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN
COTTON INDUSTRY, BORN IN BOLTON.
1760. ARKWRIGHT, FOUNDER OF THE COTTON FACTORY
SYSTEM, KEPT A BARBER'S SHOP IN BOLTON.
1763. COTTON QUILTINGS & MUSLINS FIRST MADE IN BOLTON.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Date (from Tags)
1643  1644  1651  1661  1753  1760  1763 
Person (from Tags)
Earl of Derby 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7187 0931 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.7774N 2:25.5800W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7187 0931
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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