Sunday, 1 September 2013
James Winterbotham & Son
Here's a couple of pictures from a souvenir newspaper issued by 'The Reporter' probably 20 years or so ago called 'All Our Yesterdays'.
Although the caption says that the shop was at 18 Newton Street the number 13 is clearly shown on either side of the 'Jas Winterbotham & Son' sign above the shop window, and the Kellys Directory of 1914 has an entry:
'Winterbotham James & Son, tripe dealers, 39 Bank street & 13 Newton street'
Here is a picture from the same newspaper of the Bank Street premises.
As this cutting says, Amos Winterbotham was Mayor of Hyde in 1931-32 and Thomas Middleton's 'History of Hyde', which was published in 1931, says this about him:
'Amos Winterbotham - 1931-32
Councillor Amos Winterbotham is a native of Hyde, and belongs to an old local family. His grandfather, Mr. Amos Armitage, was one of the leaders of the Hyde Chartists, and was imprisoned for the part he took in the Chartist rising of 1848. Mr. Winterbotham, who is in business as an oil and tallow merchant and tripe manufacturer, entered the Town Council in 1913, being returned as Liberal member for Newton Ward, which he has represented ever since. For many years he has been chairman of the Market and Baths Committee. He became Mayor in 1931.'
This is the photograph of Amos Winterbotham in the 'History of Hyde'