John Collier Blue Plaque

John Collier Blue Plaque

Near to this spot was
“Tim Bobbin’s school”

John Collier
(1708-1786)

John Collier Blue Plaque

Born in Urmston, was an apprentice dutch loom weaver who became a teacher. He lived in Milnrow most of his adult life and in 1742 became master of the school.

Under the pen name of “Tim Bobbin”, he was an accomplished artist famous for his caricatures, satirical writing and Lancashire dialect.

The school was demolished in the 1950s to enable this bridge and road to be widened.

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Eric Stephenson Tim Bobbin eh, spent many an hour in that place, good ol days… Yea baby

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