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Joseph Bradbury (Manchester)

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of Pritchard Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester

  • 1883 Listed in Slater's Manchester & Salford Directory, 1883 (Part 2) as Engineers & Machinists
  • 1895 Listed in Slater's Manchester & Salford Directory, 1895 (Part 2) as a hydraulic engineer and steam press maker
  • Goad's Insurance Plans for Manchester, Map No. 52 (updated c.1899) indicates that the premises would have been cramped and cosy, the ground area being no more than approx 40 ft by 40 ft, with one of the three storeys (plus basement) accommodating a steam engine and horizontal boiler. The northern side of the works was immediately adjacent to the viaduct of the railway connecting Oxford Road and London Road Stations. Immediately south was the 'Lass O'Gowrie' pub, (still in business). Adjoining on the western side was the stained glass works of James Jones. The eastern boundary was defined by the River Medlock, while on the opposite bank of the river was the southern annexe of the extensive works of James and John M. Worrall. Looming on the other side of the viaduct was Mynshull Mills, Chorlton-on-Medlock

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