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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 19: A Short History of Kearns by Keith Gowing

Kearns was an engineering company based at Broadheath near Altrincham from 1907 to late 1960s. Broadheath was the UK's first industrial park established in 1885, ten years before Trafford Park. Today the site is a retail park....

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 20

Dunham Massey POW camp. Memories of the German POW camp on the edge of Dunham Massey new Park, near Altrincham. Now edownload only...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 22. Three Centuries of Public Houses in Altrincham by Hilda Bayliss

A detailed history of 59 pubs, taverns, hotels and temperance bars and their licensees from the 1600s to the 1930s. Includes index of people and places. 72pp...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 24: Parklands, Dunham Massey and the Families of William and Thomas Berry, Blacking Manufacturers by Steven Dickens

The history of a Victorian villa on the edge of Dunham Massey Hall Park and the families and people who have lived in it from the early 1800s to the 21st century. Now only available as an edownload...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 26: Altrincham Textile Mills by David Miller

The history of Altrincham mills from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 27. One Hundred and Seventy Years of Health Care: The Story of Altrincham General Hospital

Part 1: 1850s to the Beginning of the National Health Service. By David Eastwood....

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 33

'Mr Mayor Conceits Himself to Have That Power'Abstracts of some documents connected to Altrincham’s Court Leet from the 1620s to 1681 (from the Papers of the Grey Family, Earls of Stamford, John Rylands Library University of Manchester.) Abstracts of some documents connected to Altrincham’s Court Leet from the 1620s to 1681 (from the Papers of the Grey Family, Earls of Stamford, John Rylands L...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 34, Asquith's War: Altrincham August 1914-May1915

by Colin Graham. This occasional paper looks at the beginning of the First World War through Altrincham's local newspaper, the Altrincham Guardian and analyses the reactions of local people. There is not only the reaction from the Home Front (the fundraising, the enlisting, the arrival of Belgian refugees), but also the letters from local soldiers printed in the newspaper, and later on the obituar...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 38: The Coalition's War: Altrincham May 1915-December 1916

By Colin Graham. This is the second part of a history of how the Cheshire market town of Altrincham was affected by WW1 and how Altrincham people played their part, whether in the armed services or non-combatant...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 41: The 10th Earl of Stamford and the Dunham Treasures

The Dunham Massey treasures were a collection of items which had been once owned by the Booths and the Greys of Dunham Massey and had been housed at Dunham Massey Hall. They included the fabulous silver collected by the second Earl of Warrington, and the fine collection of family portraits. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the collection was scattered. This is the story of ...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 42: Dunham Massey and Altrincham in the 'Lost Years'

Two Townships During the Absence of George Harry, 7th Earl of Stamford 1848-1880...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 44: Managing Altrincham 1600-1760 by Jill Groves

A study of the workings of a court leet in a small Cheshire market town. From soldiers brawling in the town to children not allowed to play out on a Sunday, from chimney fires to dangerous dogs and pigs in the streets...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 45: The Accidental Earl: William Grey, 9th Earl of Stamford by David Eastwood

How the son of a clergyman became the Earl of Stamford in 1890; the hoops he had to go through to claim the title; his relationships with the widow of the 7th Earl, his uncle the 8th Earl and his South African cousins; his community work; the renovation of Dunham Massey Hall, near Altrincham, Cheshire...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 46: LLOYD GEORGE’S WAR: Altrincham, 7 December 1916 to 11 November 1918 by Colin Graham

The 3rd volume of 4 on how the small market town of Altrincham and district coped with the pressures of the First World War....

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 48: ‘ENTICING AND ALLURING' Fun and Games for Ordinary People in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Northeast Cheshire 1613-1760

Fun and Games for Ordinary People in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Northeast Cheshire 1613-1760 (Altrincham, Dunham Massey, Hale, Ashton-on-Mersey, Carrington, Partington, Bollington and Agden). All the fun and games (legal and illegal) people would have enjoyed in the Altrincham area in the 17th and 18th centuries: from drinking to card games, brothels, hare coursing and hunting, horse rac...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 50: Fifth Earl of Stamford and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815

This is the story of the work of a County Lieutenant organising the various volunteer militia units during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and dealing with all the orders from national government at the same time...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Paper 52: The 6th Earl of Stamford and Warrington and his Family

by Ann Nosowska and Kath Rigby. This is the story of the 6th Earl of Stamford and Warrington and his five children: Lady Charlotte Law, Lady Maria, George Harry, Lord Groby, Lady Jane Walsh, and the Hon. Henry Booth. There are stories of mental and physical ill-health, elopement, and a long marriage ...

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Altrincham History Society Occasional Papers 51: Petty Crimes and Misdemeanours 1613-1700

From Ashton-on-Mersey to Altrincham (the court system; fighters, drunkards, scolds, rioters, dangerous dogs, poachers, thieves, trespassers, gamblers; the Black Game Act; stocks, cuckstools, pillories; Altrincham’s and Manchester’s dungeons)...

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Altrincham History Society: Occasional Paper 28. The Barony Court of Dunham Massey by David Eastwood

Court Leet and View of Frankpledge of the Barony of Dunham Massey 1733–1740 (Transcripts of the records of the Barony Court for Dunham Massey for the years 1733 to 1740)...

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Altrincham in 1841: A Cheshire Market Town in Victorian Times edited by Don Bayliss

This is the reprint of a book first published in 1994 by Altrincham History Society and edited by the late Don Bayliss. It studies Altrincham and its population using the 1841 Census, the 1852 Board of Health Report and other sources....

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Altrincham Lives, Part 1 1600-1640

Altrincham people, their politics, religion, agriculture, housing, food, clothes and luxuries as shown in wills and probate inventories from 1600 to 1640 by Jill Groves...

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Altrincham Lives, Part 2 1641-1680

Altrincham people, their politics, agriculture, housing, food, clothes and luxuries as shown in wills, probate inventories, leases and Altrincham Court Leet records from 1641-1680...

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Altrincham Lives: Part 3, 1681-1720

Altrincham people, their politics, their families, literacy, transport, agriculture, housing, food, clothes and luxuries, Altrincham shops, Altrincham’s economy, inns, early market gardeners as shown in wills, probate inventories, leases and Altrincham Court Leet records from 1681-1720...

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Altrincham Lives: Part 4, 1721-1760

ALTRINCHAM LIVES: PART 4, 1721-1760 Altrincham people, their politics, religion, agriculture, housing, food, clothes, weapons and luxuries, transport, Altrincham’s first workhouse, bakeries, privies, lawyers and Altrincham on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution...

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Altrincham Town Hall by David Eastwood

Occasional Paper 37: The history of the building of Altrincham Town Hall in the late nineteenth century...

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