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Hollins Mill 1911:Dressed up for George V's Coronation

Postcards Pt.2 - October 2019

Mrs Edwards of Stonehurst with her daughters and friends

A postcard of the Edwards family from Chorlton–cum Medlock photographed several years before WW1 in the garden of Hollins House, (now the Memorial Park) the home of the Carver family who owned Hollins Mill. The census returns describe Thomas Edwards as a cotton manufacturer and calico printer. Sometime after the 1911 census, Thomas and Mary and their daughters Mary (b1894) and Edith (b1895) moved to Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane.

Read more: Postcards  Pt.2 - October 2019