Thursday, 26 August 2021

2021 Restarting Meetings

Wednesday 22nd September 2021
7.30pm at Longsight Methodist Community Hall

We are planning to start up meetings again next month, with an AGM on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.  The annual general meeting will take care of the usual formalities - reports from the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, and election of officers.

Afterwards there will be a short talk examining the evidence for where the Bromley Cross might once have stood.

Bromley Cross Station in 1963
Bromley Cross Station in 1963

Monday, 9 August 2021

Bradshaw Works Extensions

Extract from Bradshaw Works by J J Francis, Chapter 11, pages 38-42.

By the 1850s, the works had grown considerably and we are fortunate in having a plan of 1853, showing the southern section of the Works. 

The original bleach croft to the north east of the site remained as the Old Croft or Higher Bowk House, but an additional Lower Bowk House now supplemented the previous bleaching capacity. This was housed in the extended main block adjacent to the river. The Dye Houses had also been extended. 

Bradshaw Works