Monday, 18 February 2019

New eBook Release - Turton Tales I

We have recently released another booklet from our back catalogue as an e-book on Amazon. It is available to be downloaded and viewed on your mobile phone, tablet or Kindle.   "Turton Tales I" was originally released in 1978 and has been out of print for some time.

This is the fourth of our older publications to be released as an e-book, Stories of Turton Date Stones and Bradshaw & Harwood Collieries and Lords of Bradshaw all having been released over the last couple of years.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Antique Silver Box - Chapeltown 1902

We recently received an enquiry from a collector of antique silver who has bought a silver topped presentation box at an online auction.  The correspondent thought from the assay mark that the item was dated 1902, and was interested to find out any information about the S. Tillotson mentioned in the inscription.

"Presented to S.Tillotson by the inhabitants of Chapeltown Turton as a token of respect for his valuable services whilst holding the office as Mayor in the said Town"

Antique silver box presented to S. Tillotson
Antique silver box presented to S. Tillotson
by the Inhabitants of Chapeltown, Turton

If anyone has any information which might be helpful please let us know at, so that we can pass it on.  Thanks.