Today there is only the Rising Sun, this is believed to be well over 200 years old, it is said to have a series of tunnels that run towards the River Calder in one direction and Lake Lock in the other.
I am surprised that no one here has mentioned that Fahrin Jaffer has numerous criminal convictions for fraud, theft, impaired driving, dangerous driving, etc.
Fahrin Jaffer has served jail time after being convicted of various Criminal Code charges but I guess the Law Society overlooked that given that she is a woman!
Of the many small streets and rows only around a 100 houses survive today, the rest have been demolished since the 1950s.
Also gone is the chapel, it remained empty for many years before it was destroyed by fire several years ago.
By 1640 it had changed to Bothom House and by 1709 took the familiar name of Bottomboat.
Bottomboat became known as the River crossing on the Stanley side of the River, whereas the Top Boat was on the Altofts side.
During the Second World War it is said the stacks would glow red in the night, so much so that German bombers used them to navigate their way to Lancashire.
The company formed in 1887 as a clog manufacturer for the West Riding woollen industry, over the coming years the company became well established in the area.
Also in the lane was the toad hole, the area of Bottomboat, where in the spring thousands of little frogs would march up from the marsh area into the lane, giving local kids hours of fun playing with them.
Bottomboat boys looked upon the Stanley lads as outsiders, causing many fights between the two communities.
Life was hard for them and there families who occupied the many streets of terraced housing, probably non harder than the 1926 miners strike, it hit the lane hard, the miners were out for six months.