Hollins Mill and People

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Hollins Mill and People


Hollins Mill and people associated with the mill.


Series of folders containing items relating to Hollins Mill and People.


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Collection Items

Hollins Mill promotional material.
Photocopies of posters and advertising material from various publications promoting Hollins Mill c1922.
An entry for the Hollins Mill in Skinner's Cotton Trade Directory 1931-32.
An entry for Carver and Co Carriers in the Williams' Leeds Directory…

Carill Worsley Archives research notes and archives information.
15 x A4 pages of typed research notes identifying records in the Carill Worsley Archives relating to Hollins Mill, Carvers, Walmsleys and other items relating to Marple generally.

Hollins Mill newspaper articles / cuttings
Original cutting: North Cheshire Herald, 6 February 1920, 45 Years' service as Manager and Director, Presentations to Mr. and Mrs W. B. Hodgkinson.
Photocopy cutting: Reporter, 7 February 1920, Gift to Marple Work-People, W. B. Hodgkinson's Great…

Plans of Hollins House
Undated plan of War Memorial Park showing council offices, flowerbeds, tennis courts, bowling green and proposed putting green. c1922.
Undated plan of The Hollins showing farm yard, what was probably a walled garden (where the library is now) and…

Hollins Mill time-line.
Chronological list of important dates and events from 1712, when the Hollins estate was indentured to Joshua Higginbotham, until 1988, when the final remains of Hollins Mill were demolished. A full copy of the list is available as a PDF below.

Selection of photographs relating to Hollins Mill.
A number of photocopies of photographs relating to Hollins Mill. A few examples are include in this entry but to see all the society's images relating to Hollins Mill visit The Marple Website Virtual History Tour.

Hollins Mill "Marple Sheets" sample.
A small off-cut sample of a "Marple Sheet" produced at Hollins Mill with two loose embroidered tags, probably from other sheets. Also includes original paper packaging label and guarantee form, which includes the following text:


Hollins Hall Estate History
15 typed pages of draft Chapters / Notes by Peter Bardsley.
First draft, later used by Ann Hearle for a book. Two hundred years of three families who owned The Hollins Mill Hall Estate, The Carvers, the Hodgkinsons and the Walmsleys.

Betty Carver : The Monty connection
Miscellaneous material realting to Betty Carver & Field Marshal Montgomery :
Extract from "The Making of a General" book.
Audrey Featherstone article The Marple Connection, full transcript on Marple website.
Newspaper article dated 1994 from…

Book : "The Carver Family" by Grandaughter of Thomas Carver : Mrs Joyce R Donald
History of Carver family from the 15c to 20c. Covering their business and family pedigree. Contains photographs of family, houses and business material.

Various newspaper cuttings - Carvers - 1883 - 1941
North Cheshire Herald 1883 : Marriage of Miss Carver.
The Herald 1911 : Death of Mr Thomas Carver.
The Reporter 1970 : Publication of Joyce Donald's book.
North Cheshire Herald : Mrs Mary Barlow death(eldest daughter of Thomas Carver)
Pages of…

Carver Census Records : Carver Family
14 pages of photocopied census records of the Carver Family at several locations and dates.

Photographs relating to Hollins Mill & Carver Family
Photocopy of photograph showing Thomas & Hannah with family members on steps of Hollins House for Golden Wedding in 1904 with names underneath
Photocopy of photograph of John and Thomas Carver date unknown.
Extract 3/14 from Marple Website showing…

Carvers Graves / Vaults
Email correspondence between Hilary Atkinson and David Waterson regarding Gravestone of Carver Family. Coloured Photograph of Stone cross enclosed show Harold Carver Barlow's name on one side.
Also colour photograph of Frank Barlow's gravestone at…

Material on Oswald Armitage Carver
Information of Oswald Carver's military record during WW1 with the Royal Engineers and biography from www.Stockport 1914-1918.co.uk website.
Handwritten short biography of Captain Oswald Armitage Carver : author unknown.
Single handwritten page…

Schedule & Map of Hollins Mill and House  & Mill Site Map
a. A3 photocopy of Schedule and Map called the Plan (referred to) showing Hollins Mill with Gasometer and assorted industrial building supporting Mill. Also Hollins House with Stables, gardens and surrounding parkland. Boundaries and named…

Hodgkinson Fountain in Recreation Ground
Newspaper article with photograph from The Herald dated 15.10.1910. regarding donation of Recreation Ground and fountain by Mr Walter Bright Hodgkinson with details of opening ceremony and presentations.
Colour/ black and white photos of Fountain…

Samuel & Adelaide Hodgkinson Grave : Photographs
Photocopies of two colour photographs of Samuel & Adelaide Hodgkinson grave at All Saints Church.
Two page Email detailing the burial records of the Hodgkinson and Walmsleys family from All Saints Burial Records.

Newspaper Articles 1899 - 1907
Handwritten notes on death of Samuel Hodgkinson.
Typed notice from Stockport Advertiser 1899 regarding the "Strange disappearance" of William Walmsley.
Funeral notice from Stockport Advertiser 1901 for Samuel Hodgkinson JP aged 79.
Notice of death…

Walmsley Family Records 1841 - 1911
Photocopies of 1841 - 1911 census records for Walmsley family
1851 census records for Hollins Fold : Mill Workers.
Marriage Cert for Samuel & Adelaide 1849.
Death certificates for John Braddock Walmsley 1857
Charles Edward 1860, Margaret Ann…

Miscellaneous Research Material : Walmsley
Miscellaneous Research Notes from various sources :
1. Typed account from Stockport Express dated 1854 : Mr Walmsley attempted pick pocket incident.
2. Information on Mrs Woodiwiss Mortgager.to the Carvers & Walmsley families.
3. Email with…

Pedigree of the Walmsleys from 1794
Handwritten pedigree of the Walmsleys starting in 1799 with Charles Attorney. Research notes including BMD and Trade Directory information.

Last Will & Testament of Charles and John Braddock Walmsley : 1841 & 1856
Photocopy of John Braddock Walmsley will dated 1856 estate & effects to wife Caroline, Codicil dated 1857.
Photocopy of Charles Walmsley will dated 1841 estate & effect to wife Betty. Codicil dated 1849.

Cranage Hall : Information and Photograph
Extract from A journey through Time : Holmes Chapel : Cotton and Cranage. book part written by Janet Yarwood last few pages covering the history of Cranage Hall and the period when the Carver Family lived at the Hall.
Photocopy of photograph of…

Extracts from Citizens Rolls of Manchester
Handwritten research notes from several Trade directories including Slater, Kelly, Pigots and Whites Directory for Carver giving information of businesses and addresses of properties
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