Hornby Street and Theatreland

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Post  bald eagle on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:00 pm

I had ancestors who were born in Madras India and finished up in Hornby Street Bury in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Hornby Street in those days must have been a busy place with a large school, mills and railway sidings. The house which they lived in has gone but, judging from a recent visit, large parts of the area still carry a whiff of Victorian times.
I wonder how my great great grandmother Amelia Cummins coped with the cold and damp of a Bury winter having been born and bred in the heat and dust of Madras.
Does anyone have any info on Hornby Street around 1870?
Also Amelia's husband Edwin Thomas Cummins, a retired East Indies Col Army soldier, was described in one census as a theatre supermaster - would anyone know what theatres Bury had in those days?

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