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Altrincham, the AFS, and the Merseyside Blitz, May 1941 by Hazel Pryor

Altrincham's Auxiliary Fire Service and its part in the Merseyside Blitz, May 1941...

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Dunham Massey, Cheshire: A History

Three Noble Dynasties in a Rural Township. History of a Cheshire township from the Romans onwards, its people, how they worked and farmed, the coming of the Bridgewater Canal in the 1760s and the coming of the National Trust in the late twentieth century. And more local history subjects....

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Farming in North-east Cheshire 1600-1760 by Jill Groves

Farming in North-east Cheshire 1600-1760: The Mini-Ice Age; Landholding and Land Management; Farming equipment; the Cheese Revolution 1680-1760; Early Modern Market Gardeners; Convertible Husbandry; Professional Farmers; The Cider Revolution in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; The Malting Industry in Altrincham; Growing Cloth; Farming and the Eighteenth Century Transport Revolution; ...

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Occasional Paper 47: Air Raid Precautions in Altrincham, 1936 to 1942 by David Eastwood

This Occasional Paper is based on forty boxes papers recently found in the cellars of the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham. These papers, which have now been conserved, were concerned with the organisation of Air Raid Precautions in Altrincham. Both Roger, 10th Earl of Stamford, and his agent Mr Robert Rosbotham were very much involved with the organisation of ARP Wardens in Altrincham. It is ...

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Occasional Paper 55 - Portrait of a Georgian Marriage

The life and times of Henrietta Cavendish Bentinck, 5th Countess of Stamford and Warrington, and her family by Ann Nosowska and Kath Rigby ...

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Occasional Paper 56 - A Pauper Lunatic in Macclesfield Asylum: The Terrifying Experience of Alice Petschler by Joanna M Williams

This is the story of an articulate Victorian businesswoman, Alice Petschler of Altrincham and Manchester, and her family, and her frightening experience of Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield in the 1870s. Her story was made public by her friends and led to a campaign to change the law of lunacy. In 1873 the Lunacy Commission issued a damning report on the actions of Altrincham Board of Guardians. There...

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Occasional Paper 64 - Memorable Altrincham Shops

By David Miller. Memories and histories of Altrincham shops from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Do you remember buying cakes from Ankers or the latest records from White and Swales?...

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Retribution: The Cheshire Royalists who suffered under the Commonwealth, 1646-1660

by David Eastwood. Alphabetical list of Cheshire Royalists, great and small, and their dealings with the Committee for Compounding...

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The Changing Landscape of Bowdon, Cheshire by Don Bayliss and David Miller

A study of Bowdon through land use, its unusual multiple openfield system and the importance of the church in the area's history and development...

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The Protector of Dunham Massey: Dunham Massey estate in the 18th Century. A study of the management carried out by George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington by Joyce Littler

This study looks at George Booth's rescue of the Dunham Massey estate (which includes large parts of North-east Cheshire and South-east Lancashire) from threatened bankruptcy, the lives of his tenants and the rebuilding of Dunham Massey Hall. This book was originally published in 1993 by Joyce Littler at £7.95. It has now been reduced to £2.50...

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Town in Crisis: Altrincham in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

The 1852 Board of Health Maps and Other Evidence. Altrincham in the 1850s was the subject of a Board of Health Report by Robert Rawlinson. Like a lot of old market towns in the mid-nineteenth century, Altrincham had grown quickly in population, but didn't have the infrastructure to cope. It had cellar-dwellings, single toilets for whole streets and dung heaps in the streets....

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World War Two Memories of Altrincham: Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 54

edited by David Miller, Memories of World War Two childhoods, Auxiliary Fire Service and Air Raid Wardens and World War Two Food Rations and Recipes...

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