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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 48: ‘ENTICING AND ALLURING'

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 huntin...

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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 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 Occasional Paper 18: A Royal Visit to Broadheath

Memories of the visit of George V and Queen Elizabeth to Broadheath Industrial Estate, Altrincham in 1947 to say thank you for the area's effort in the Second World War...

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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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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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Lady Haworth and the Bowdon Supply Depot in World War One. Occasional Paper 23 by Colin Graham

Study of the work of volunteer women and men in a small Cheshire town in supplying much needed hospital supplies for the troops in WW1...

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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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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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Occasional Paper 13 - Local Artist Edith le Breton

A short biography of Altrincham artist Edith le Breton (Edith Jackson)who lived from 1912 to 1993. She painted local scenes in Altrincham and Salford where she was born....

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

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 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 Coalition's War: Altrincham May1915-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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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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