Post Office in its early days, when the cafe belonged
to Miss Jackson.
The house was called `CraigWen'.
Post office in the fifties prior to the straigtening of
the main Liverpool Road. Mr. Cowburn was then the Post
Master, later followed by Bill and Mary Griffin and at
present in the hands of Don and Audrey Yates.
photograph shows the Rufford Smithy, which has changed
little over the years. However, Mr. Stanley Lingard, village
blacksmith until his recent retirement, well remembers
the many changes in work from horses and carts to farm
vehicles. The main Liverpool - Preston main road too has
seen big changes in use and the wear and tear on its surface
is reflected on the apparent dwarf wall, which due to
repeated road surfacing stands now at little over half
its original height of eight stones.
wheelwright and joiner's shop adjacent to the Smithy in
Liverpool Road. Mr. William Moss can be seen painting
the coach lines on the side of a farm wagon.