The story of the Rothwell firm

Rothwell of Oldham by John Warburton is a 103-page book covering the full story of the Rothwell family and their Oldham company which made sewing machines, bicycles, motor cycles and eventually cars and commercial vehicles. The book contains remarkable rare photographs of motor cycles and cars including a very full illustrated description of the Rothwell vehicles. The company was affected by the Great War and the book explains how they made a substantial contribution to the 1914-18 war effort. Containing interesting information about Rothwell artefacts and company locations, with an account of a surviving 1910 20hp Rothwell car, the book ends with appendices listing individual Rothwell cars.

Price £10.00, ISBN 095656180-2. Published by Eclipse Publishing and distributed by Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Tel: 0161 624 9984.