Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Hope Foundry (of Bolton)

From Graces Guide

Occupied by:

The proprietor was an ancestor of James Atkinson (his grandson)

The firm was among the very earliest makers of locomotives in Lancashire.



1879 Liquidation by Arrangement of the affairs of Mark Tuer, of Hope Foundry, Farnwortb, near Bolton, in the county of Lancaster, trading as Tuer Brothers and Company, Iron Founder, Engineer, and Machinist, and residing at Bolton-road, Farnworth[1]

1894 Messrs Galloway Brothers Limited, Aerated Water Engineers, of Hope Foundry, St. George Street, Bolton[2]

The Hope Foundry building has survived and been converted into flats [3]


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 14 March 1879
  2. Edinburgh Gazette 27 February 1894
  3. [1] Geograph website: 2012 photo of former Hope Foundry