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Colin Whitcombe & Sons

Colin Whitcombe & Sons

Category: Jewellery Wholesale

Address: 50-54 Warner Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1HN

Landline: 01254 8... Landline: 01254 8...

 Website: www.warnerstreet.co.uk
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 * Gold Buying, * Jewellers, * Necklace, * Ornaments

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About Us... Warner Street in Accrington, Lancashire is a Georgian street, originally built in c.1821 to house workers of the local industrialist Mr. Thomas Hargreaves and to create a safe passageway from the Abbey Street end of the town to St. James Church. The street was one of the towns earliest paved thoroughfares. Originally, the street wasn't linked to Church Street at the bottom, this came later after the River Hyndburn had been culverted.

For quite a while after it was completed, the street was informally known as "New Street" but was later named Warner Street after the Lee-Warner family who owned the land it was built on. It was considered to be the best thoroughfare in the town as it was the only street properly paved.

Warner Street leads from Abbey Street to Church Street and today houses a wide range of diverse and unique independent shops and businesses. Interestingly, if you look at the building numbers, they appear to have been started from the wrong end, with the low numbers at the Abbey Street end. This is because, when building work for Warner Street commenced, Abbey Street was the main market street in Accrington and so numbering started from there.

To the right are a series of six pictures depicting various views of Warner Street old and new. As you can see, in terms of buildings at least, not a great deal has changed. Click on any of the pictures to see a larger view.

Below is an extract from an e-mail we received recently at The Warner Street Web. We contacted the gentleman who sent it and he agreed to us using it here to see if any of our great readers knew any further information regarding the family or indeed any other old businesses of Warner Street?

If you do have any information, please get in touch by e-mail or by using the form at the bottom of the page and we'll be delighted to pass it on and perhaps feature it here as well.

" Researching my family history, I discovered some of my family had lived on Warner Street in Accrington.

More Information... Businesses
The business section of our website lists every business located on Warner Street in Accrington.
From cafes to beauty parlours, gifts to decorating products and much more besides. You'll find them all on Warner Street.
Some of the businesses also have their own page on the site, giving you even more information on what they do.

News
Our news section aims to keep you updated on all the news and activities on the street.
With regular updates from the business owners of Warner Street, as well as from others, you can find out exactly what's new and what's happening.
We also produce a great little newsletter with offers, discounts and news from the street.

History
Warner Street in Accrington, Lancashire is steeped in history. From it's very beginnings in the early 1800's, the street has had a colourful past.
With a murder story and contributions from people far and wide, this section makes captivating reading for anyone visiting or just interested in the area.

Call or visit our website for more information.

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