Friday, 5 February 2021

Jumbles Postcards - Early 1900s

The Jumbles valley was chosen as the site for a reservoir, and on 25 May 1964, the land and premises making up the old Horrobin Mill Bleachworks were sold to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the County Borough of Bolton [The Corporation] for £8,050.  Work began in August 1967 and it was completed in August 1970.

Game Keeper's Cottage, Jumbles
Game Keeper's Cottage, Jumbles

Bridge, Jumbles
Bridge, Jumbles

Waterfall, Jumbles
Waterfall, Jumbles

Game Keeper's Cottage, Jumbles
Game Keeper's Cottage, Jumbles


Jumbles Map 1930
Bradshaw Brook and Jumbles
OS 6-inch 1930

Jumbles Map 1832 "Jumber's Wood"
Lees Clough or Jumber's Wood
1832 Greene's Estate Plan


In 1805, John Ashworth of Birtenshaw held the lease on 2 acres 16 perches of land called 'Jumbers', plus 32 perches named as 'part of Jumbers'.  The 'Lees' fields were part of the Turton Tower demesne.  (see Greene's Measure of Turton)