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Altrincham History Society Occasional 17.

Altrincham and Its Buttermarket 1682-1760: A late seventeenth century urban regeneration project. The effect of the Royal Navy's need for cheese on a small market town in Cheshire and its hinterland. It began the start of a small golden age for the market town....

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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 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 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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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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Altrincham History Society Journal 37

Don Bayliss Obituary; Stamford Rack Rent Dinner 1902; A Timperley Flour Manufacturer in WW1; The History of the Local Landscape; Altrincham’s First Fire Engine...

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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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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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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 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 History Society Journal 38

Articles: Roman and Medieval Impact on the Altrincham Area; Railway Crash in Broadheath (1964); Eaton’s Inn (The Old Market Tavern in Altrincham): Or An Apology for Getting It Wrong; The Manchester & Districts of the Ancient Order of Foresters Investment Association; Terms Found in the Court Leets of the Barony of Dunham Massey 1613-1640...

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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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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 Journal 39

History of Altrincham from the Stone Age to the Normans; Douglas Marshall Rigby (1891-1918): From artist to soldier; Sorting out the Vawdrey Family Tree...

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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 Journal 28

The Stamford Hospital (in Dunham Massey Hall); The Death of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, KCB, DSO; Masons’ Marks...

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Altrincham History Society Journal 31

An Afternoon in Castlefield; The Life and Work of David Herbert Langton: Author and Antiquarian (1858-1918); Random Jottings: Helen Allingham, Heritage map, Alan Turing, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Wonderland Again; Adam Fletcher Fox; James Batchelor, gunmaker, Altrincham; Eating, Clothes and Leisure in Hale 1600-1640...

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Altrincham History Society Journal 36

Burdett’s Map of Altrincham; The Last Butcher in Altrincham; Plague in Manchester; Development of the Lintoype Estate, Broadheath 1896-1932; A Dialogue Between Two History Detectives!; ‘To Serve in the Warrs’; A Tidbit from the Manchester Constables’ Accounts; Altrincham Town Clock and Market Bell 1663-1707...

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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 Journal 40

Cabmen’s Shelters: A little article about an aspect of the local scene that has disappeared completely; Serendity, or Hope?; Memories of WW2: Part 1: Frank Eastwood, My Father; Memories of WW2: Part 2: WW2 Recipes; More Serendity; Untangling the Gordian Knot: The Vawdrey Family (but not as George Ormerod thought it was). Part 2: The Vawdreys of Bowdon and Dunham Massey; Altrincham Court Leet Mee...

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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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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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