As you will remember I finished my last walk in Hargraves Buildings on the east side of the Town Hall, and then called in to see a distant relative at No. 54 Hanover Street. All this was many months ago in the spring. Since then we have slipped into summer and following much work on the house, and visiting grandchildren in the country, I feel the time has come to resume my rambles. The weather now is hot, and from our upstairs windows we can see over the roof tops to the river in the distance. The distant noise of children playing in the street, the cries of the barrow boys and the clatter of horse-hoofs on the cobbles, all adds to my urge to get out and about. Descending the stairs, I pick up some cheese and bread [freshly baked] and putting them in a small canvas bag, I set off for the Beer House on the corner to buy a stone jar of ale and start off for HARRINGTON STREET....
HARRINGTON STREET (26 Castle Street) 2 Ann Overton 3 Byrom and Hall 4 Thomas Jones 5 Richard Greenhalgh James Tomlinson 6 Wilson and Ankers 7 T. & M. Pickford and Co. 9 Greaves & Prescott 11 Ann Corlett 12 E. Crudgington 14 Thomas Affleck 15 Joseph Spark 17 John Hutchins 18 John Smith 21 Edward Smith 23 James Fitchett 24 William Yates 27 Luhr Buggeln 33 Highfield & Birch 43 Downward & Mann 45 G. H. Timmins 49 John Divine 51 Francis Hendar 52 Ann Reed 54 Elizabeth Harrison 56 Jones & Owen 57 George France 58 John Reilley 59 G. Webster 60 T. Cumpstey & Co. 61 Thomas Salisbury James Aspinall Adam Keith 62 William Barker
HATTON GARDEN (59 Dale Street) 1 Allcock & Morgan 2 Henry Rowland 3 Thomas Rowland 7 J. Houghton & Co. 8 Robert Lucas 10 Peter Hilton 12 Thomas Robinson 13 John Harrison 14 Ralph Langley 17 George Hodgson 18 Alice Wilkinson 20 Charles Wood 21 T. G. Barton 22 Richard Haworth 23 John Clare 24 Archibald Johnston 25 Richard Perry 26 J. Johnson & Son 27 Thomas Jones 30 John Caton 32 Richard Cluet 33 H. Holmes & Sons 34 Thomas Robinson 36 Richard Laycock
HAWKE STREET (5 Brownlow Hill) 1 A. J. Perry 2 Joseph Hunsworth Henry Austin 3 Mrs M. Edwards Richard Edwards 4 William Mercer 5 Ann Jones 6 Thomas Curran 7 Leonard Addison 8 Rodney Bayley 9 Ann Capper 10 Thomas Hooton 12 Mrs M. Chadwick 13 Daniel Ward 14 Nicholas Furlong 19 John Wright 20 William Hinton
HAYMARKET (7 Saint John's Lane) Richard Chadwick R. and L. Rigby John Saunders Mary Smith John Williams
HENRY STREET (4 Campbell Street - Duke Street) 1 Bartholomew Seymour 7 F. Jordan & Co. 8 John Atherton 11 William Cliffe 13 Barton, Irlam & Higginson 14 James Barber 15 John Bolton J. S. & W. Woodhouse 16 Robert Russell 17 James Winstanley 20 Roger Oakden 20a Robert Hinde 21 John Lockett 24 Pickering Brothers 25 E. Dearman & Co. 26 Robert Ledson 27 William Cliffe 31 Thomas Gaskell 33 William Reynolds 38 William Lake 39 Edward Nelson J. L. Brint 40 J. & J. Aspinall 42 Robert Hinde
HIGH STREET (east side of Town Hall) 1 Lawson & Clarke L. H. J. Torina 2 William Thompson 3 Benjamin Ellis 4 G. F. Dickson John Buchanan 5 W. W. Currie 6 Lloyd & Williams Henry Hatton 7 Thomas Keell
By this time the sun has reached high enough to filter down into the busy streets and the hot cobbles were beginning to strike hot through my boots, so I decided to take a break and sat under some trees in an adjacent graveyard. After consuming my cheese and bread I washed it down with the ale, and then had a short nap before continuing on my travels to.....
HIGH STREET (Paddington) 2 Edward Hughes William Young 3 Joseph Davies 4 E. & M. Dutton 5 William Parry 6 John Judson 7 R. Playford 8 John Grace 10 Joseph Grace 13 Richard Eves 15 Thomas Lawton 19 John Dunn Thomas Kelly Charles Dunn 30 William Maudsley Robert Hancock 31 Joseph Farran 32 Robert Bennion 33 Joseph Mossop 34 Joshua Billinge 36 Donald McDonald 37 Robert Stewart 38 Lieut. J. Walker, RN 39 William Keld Mrs M. Polding 46 J. Humphreys the following dwellings are as yet unnumbered. David Lewis John Hutchon William Pritchard Robert Myers Thomas Ormisher Silvester Procter John Merritt 56 E. M. Crossfield James Skaife Robert Weatherell S. S. Worthington 60 Mrs E. Gawith 61 Samuel Barrow
At this point I decided to call it a day, and being some way from home I called at a small tavern for some food and a drink, before managing to get a lift with a drayman......................I arrived home just as the sun was going down, casting shafts of golden red across the sky and catching the tops of the small waves on the river. When I resume my travels it will be in HIGH PARK AVENUE.