Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bleachers’ Association Archive

Having found out so much about the Bealey’s and the Bleachers’ Association, I paid a visit to the Bleachers’ Association Archive held at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-quarrybankmillandstyalestate The archive holds documents relating to many of the Bleachers’ Association members … Continue reading

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Good times and bad times with the Bleachers’ Association

As with many heavy industries in the nineteenth century, the influential and wealthy owners of many large bleaching companies in the North West of England got together and formed an association to protect their interests and profits. The Bealey collection holds a copy … Continue reading

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“The Bealey Family” talk at Radcliffe Library

A talk has been produced to tell the story of the Bealey family as extracted from the records and research and will be presented at Radcliffe Library on Monday 15th November, 6.30-7.30. The event is free, just turn up on … Continue reading

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Radcliffe, the Library and the Bealeys

Radcliffe library has a very strong connection with the Bealey family. In 1902, the Urban District Council applied to Andrew Carnegie, a U.S. millionaire of Scottish extraction, for a Public Library Grant. The Carnegie U.K. Trust responded with an offer … Continue reading

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Publicity and our Bealey Poster

As with most collections, one of the most difficult things for me to do as the project archivist is to get what I’m doing publicised and the archives used by as many people as possible without compromising the limited time I have available for doing the … Continue reading

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