Category Archives: Bealey Connections

Lest we forget…the Bealey’s and the Great War part 3

So far I have told you about the members of the Bealey family who died in WWI but now I’m going to tell you a bit about some of the men from the Bealey’s bleach and chemical works who also fought, some … Continue reading

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Lest we forget…the Bealey’s and the Great War part 2

As in the previous blog, this one is about a member of the Bealey family, Adam Crompton Bealey Jr. who was the youngest brother of Herbert Bealey, the last member of the family to be involved in the family business. … Continue reading

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Lest we forget…the Bealey’s and the Great War part 1

The Bealey family were involved in World War I, or The Great War as it is sometimes known, both as a family and as a business. Over the next few blogs, I will be telling their stories. With the help of Philip Mather from the … Continue reading

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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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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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