Bleachers’ Association Archive

Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill

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

Quarry Bank Mill Tower

Quarry Bank Mill owned by the National Trust, is the home of the Bleachers' Association Archive.

The archive holds documents relating to many of the Bleachers’ Association members and is quite extensive. We found some records which were missing from our Bealey collection and even some relating to the Bealey Convalescent Memorial Hospital which must have become detached from ours when the company was closed by the Association in 1981.

Some of the other records which we found there will feature in our next blog on the WWI soldiers of Bealey’s bleachworks.

If you would like to visit the Bleachers’ Association Archive, please contact Amanda Lunt at the Education Office. When we visited, we were looked after by two very nice lady volunteers who made us feel extremely welcome and went to great lengths to find all of the items we were looking for!

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About bealey

Bury archives has employed a professional project archivist, Gillian Paxton, who is sorting through the papers of the Bealey family and their company The Bealey Bleachworks based in Radcliffe near Bury. These records are being catalogued so they can be made available to the public.
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