PETER RATCLIFFE (1820-1906)
The son of John Ratcliffe and Sarah Stansfield of LOWER WOODFIELD FARM in Todmorden, he married first Betty Farrar and second Mary Ann Greenwood of the Black Swan Inn, Todmorden. He worked much of his life at Todmorden railway station first as a porter, then as station inspector before taking over as landlord of the Black Swan. He purchased the Inn in 1875, and in 1883 he purchased the Golden Lion in Todmorden for his son John. Peter was a very prominent citizen, an Overseer of the Poor as his father had been, and Worshipful Master of Prudence Lodge.