William lived at 6 Mary Street. His wife Mary gave her name to the street when it was being built.
William was a descendant of the Coleman's from Buckingham. In 1897 he was a coal dealer and haulier. When William died Mary continued the business.
The horses, which they used for pulling vehicles, were kept in stables on Noble Street. This was until they acquired motorised vehicles.
I will try and get the picture from 1914 when he took the Wesleyans on a day trip. The car dates from 1903.
William Coleman shared the business with Thomas Robinson.
One of Coleman's and Robinsons lorries was used during the first world war to haul supplies. Thomas accompanied the vehicle as driver.
The picture here shows the stable building from July 2001. Most of the interior has been burnt out, but the formation of the building can clearly be seen.
The site of these stable was cleared in 2002, and a planning application for houses was submitted to Hyndburn Borough Council.
Rishton remembered by Kathleen Broderick