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R T Bolt EsqMrs M J Bolt
Robert Thornton Bolt
my great-great grandfather was born on 23 December 1868 at 12 Nile Street, North Shields. The son of Sea Captain Archibald Barclay Bolt.

Mr. A B Bolt a former Shetlander relocated to North Shields, Northumberland in 1863 aged 19. Robert was one of eleven children all born here in the North East.

On Wednesday, 25 April 1888 Robert married Margaret Jane Anderson a Spinster from South Stockton at Middlesbrough Registry Office.

At the time of his marriage to Margaret, Robert was employed as a Grocers assistant to Mr Francis Dodsworth a Grocer at 116 Westgate, Guisborough, Stockton on Tees. By the later part of 1890 Robert was now a Master Grocer and the father of two boys Archibald Barclay Bolt and Percy Thornton Bolt (my great grandfather) Evelyn Hilder, Ida Dorothy, Grace Margaret and Dorothy Buemann.


Between 1922 and 1940 Mr. Bolt and his family lived at Beconsfield House, a large villa built in 1882 and was situated on Grand Parade adjacent to St. Georges Church, Tynemouth.

At the out break of war, Robert now 72 relocated the family to Jesmond Park West a wealthy suburb of the city of Newcastle.

7 April, 1949 Mr R T Bolt passed away aged 81. Family history tells of over 700 masons taking part in the funeral procession.



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Mr. Bolt, was for several years a director and deputy chairman of the Royalty Cinema, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The Royalty Cinema was opened on 17th October, 1934, it was built by a company controlled by:-
E J Hinge, S Bamford and Norman Chapman of N H Chapman & Co. Ltd.

A 1965 photograph of the front and side of the Royalty cinema High Street Gosforth.Theatres Collection : To be later demolished to make way for flats. If you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries quoting Accession Number : 015194

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