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During 1926 this was declared an offensive trade under the 1925 Public Health Act.

Mr Aspinall was at this time a Rag N Bone chap, and he had to find suitable premises for his trade. Mr. Aspinall lived on Hermitage Street.

The last known Rag N Bone chap in the district was Thomas Brierley.

References

Lancashire Evening Telegraph

Council Minutes 1925.