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  • Collection: Mills & Industries : Folder 3

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18 page draft manuscript with correspondence from Mark Howard Brierley requesting comments and amendments from Ann Hearle.
11 Chapters charting the Brierley family from 1710.

Single hand written page by Ann Hearle with research information on the Brierley Family, wills and miscellaneous property/fields belonging to the family. 1832 & 1794 dates

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Photocopy of unknown newspaper from 1828 giving details of up coming auction notice for Hollyhead Bleachworks full listing buildings, and contents. Undated.

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Tom Oldham's typed research into the legal deeds relating to Holly Head Bleachworks :
a. 3 page Schedule of Deeds : 1786 - 1929
b. 4 pages of typed Extracts and information from Deeds of Holly Head Bleachworks.
c. Photocopy of Conveyance 1929…

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Photocopy of a Industrial Archaeology Report Card for Hollyhead Bleachworks completed in 1974 by Owen Ashmore.
Remains of building, mill pond, and race.

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Several hand drawn sketches of Holly Head Bleach Works by Tom Oldham showing watercourses and works buildings with measurements and Key.
Computer OS map showing Smithy Lane.

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Photocopy of declaration made by Samuel Sidebottom of Ludworth a 81 year old resident giving details of the field names in the area. 1853 at Stockport.
Hurstfield was known as Little Marked (Marled?) earth

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Photocopy of typed notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Mellor Bleaching Company Limited in Manchester on 28th August 1928 to pass an extraordinary resolution to wind up the company voluntarily.

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Seven colour 6" x 4" photographs of Holly Head Mill from several angles taken about 2009.

Photocopy of the Mellor Bleaching Company Limited, Holly Head, Mellor letterhead on card (part of)

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Typed information on the Firework Factory at Norton Lee Farm, at the Head of Holly Vale along with an advertisement from 1904.
Also faded newspaper report from Stockport Advertiser dated 15th May 1914 giving details of "disastrous explosion" at Mr…

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Business stationery items relating to Dove Bank Mill :
a. Original letterhead for Dove Bank Mill.
b. Photocopy of invoice from Dove Bank Milll 1872
c. Photocopy of image of Wallers Speial six cord bobbin tops.

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Three typed pages giving information from trade directories and other sources relating to Dove Bank Mill and the Wallers.
Two photocopied pages from the Cotton Spinners, Commercial Directory 1816 and Manchester Trade Directory entry : Undated

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Four photocopied pages giving information on the area of land and valuation along with owners & occupiers for 1836.
Dove Bank Mill and the Wallers Highlighted on Page 30 along with local area properties.

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2007 : Email correspondence from a member of the Potts family concerning Isaac Potts of Mellor. True typed transcript of his last will and testament regarding his property at Dove Bank along with information of the local area.

Miscellaneous photographs of Dove Mill & environs, various dates :
a. Three colour photographs on card from 1980's showing Bank Top (Wallers Shop)
b. Two colour photographs showing Leat at Dove Bank, date unknown.
c. Black & White photograph on…

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Several newspaper cuttings from various newspapers relating to Dove Bank Mill, Mellor from dating from 1807 - 1926.
Photocopies of original, transcripts and handwritten.

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Three typed pages of historical research notes with regard to Dove Bank Mill, William Jowett dated 14.12.1974. by Tom Oldham.

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Three typed pages entitled "The Dove Bank Mill Site at Moor End, Mellor" by Tom Oldham 24.3.1986, giving history of Dove Bank Mill from the first mill in 1791 it development with description of mill and information on the Wallers.

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Four typed pages containing information on Dove Bank Mill from various sources, deeds, indentures, newspaper reports from Lichfield Records Office, Primitive Methodist Chapel Deeds, dates 1792, 1797, 1803 and 1856.
Sourced by Tom Oldham

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Selection of hand drawn scale drawings by Tom Oldham including photograph of his model of Dove Bank Mill, maps showing location in Mellor many with keys giving further information of local businesses and public houses.

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Original letterhead of Mellor Bleaching Company Limited of Holly Head Bleach Works, Mellor, with handwritten information on its history.
Exhibition card with information on the bleach works.
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