Bolton’s Building

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Some months ago I spoke to the Whitby Gazette to ask if we might have some information about Bolton (Mr?) who was a provider of housing for fishermen’s widows at Bolton Buildings in McLachlin’s Yard.

This benefaction is now sold and is being turned into flats - presumably to be let or sold.

Can we please have some information about this generous man?

I have already given the name of the charity secretary to your staff at Wisbeck who presumably would know Bolton’s history or at least where to get hold of it - perhaps the museum can help?

I look forward to hearing more of this benefactor of Whitby before his name is forgotten forever.

Dorothy Papworth, Elm, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire