Interest and History Links
note that these links open in a new window
into broad geographical areas, but make sure to try
the excellent Britsh
History Online and A
Vision of Britain.
Falkirk and Linlithgow
and Around Tameside
and description of the town and parish of Ashton-under-Lyne
in the country of Lancaster and the village of Dukinfield
Written in 1823 by James Butterworth, this is history
is available at Google Books.
A contemporary description from the Salford Hundred.
A history of public transport in Ashton from 1902
One of only two Grade I listed buildings in the
Plans and history.
Contemporary and historic information on the town,
including old maps showing the workhouse.
Fairfield Moravian Settlement
Fairfield was planned and built by its own people
and was a self-contained, self-sufficient and self-governed
Excellent free museum on the social history of Ashton,
based in the renovated Victorian warehouse.
of Cheshire Police
The museum of the force formed in 1856.
Resources for Disley, Lyme Handley, Taxal and Whaley
The Marple Website
The community web site for Marple in Cheshire.
A history of the Peak Forest Canal and the restoration
of the locks and aqueduct.
Stockport Heritage Trust is a charity set up in
1987 to promote and encourage the regeneration of
Roll of Honour
Searchable database of the men from Denton wounded
or killed in WWI.
A history of mining in Denton.
From Tameside Council.
West Derbyshire Sources
Censues, parish register, hearth tax, jury and directory.
Captured on film, like the
demolition of Oxford Street, the Queen
Mill, or Parliament
Street in the 1950s, take your pick.
An alphabetical index of letters sent to Elizabeth
Hannah Kenyon, Mayor of Dukinfield from soldiers
serving in the First World War kept at Tameside
Local Studies Library.
The entry for Dukinfield.
The Dukinfield branch of the Family History Society
I hope I don't offend anyone by rolling Gloosop
in with Tameside!
Field Church, Hyde
A history of the church long connected to the Ashton
if Hyde and District
Published on Google Books.
Photos of Hyde
A regularly updated blog of photos of Hyde.
Useful guide to the waterways in the area,
including a virtual
tour of the Ashton
Local and Family History
Gay Oliver's excellent site with lots of useful
resources, including trade directories, historical
descriptions and much more.
The Tameside Local History Forum was established
in January 2000 to increase public awareness and
use of all the elements of local history throughout
the Borough. The site includes the online
A comprehensive list of Tameside related links.
Local Studies Library
If your interests lie in the Tameside area, a visit
to the Local Studies Library in Stalybridge is highly
recommended. You will find extremely helpful and
knowledgeable staff and a wide range of resources.
This website outlines what is available. A Tameside
bibliography is available as a PDF.
A searchable database of memorials in Tameside.
Alternatively, try 'Carl's
Cam' photos for genealogists' with names in
Photos of Manchester
The Central Library has a collection of 80,000 photos
of Manchester available in digitised form. Others
can be ordered from this site.
Manchester County Records Office
The office store historical records relating to
the Greater Manchester area, and to make them available
for members of the public for research. There are
now some 4 miles of shelving of records, which date
back to 1197.
The BBC's local website includes the Voices Project,
mainly about Levenshulme at the moment. Also webcams
The city council's guide to using the library for
family history research.
A local history site that includes sections on White
City Amusement Park, Belle
Vue and memories of Longsight.
The monastery of St
Francis in Gorton is Manchester's Taj Mahal
accoring to World
Those whose family research takes them
into Manchester often find references to Manchester
Royal Infirmary. The hospital began in a small
house on Garden Street, off Withy Grove, in
1752, was later found in what
is now Piccadilly Gardens before moving to its
present site on Oxford Road.
of Science & Industry in Manchester
Situated in the oldest passenger railway buildings
in the world, the Museum tells the story of the history,
science and industry of Manchester - the world's first
Friedrich Engels observations on Manchester in 1844.
Site developed for the Commonwealth Games, but includes
Genealogical information about the Salford Hundred.
Association of Change Ringers
Bell-ringing was and is an important aspect of church
life. This site provides more campanology information
in north west England.
County Cricket Club
What is better than a day at Old Trafford when the
sun is shining, as it often does in Manchester (don't
believe the publicity)
The Lancashire Society
Preserving the spoken and written heritage of the county.
of Real Lancashire
Not strictly a genealogy link, more a statement
of independence of the Lancashire mind!
Local History Society
Founded in 1981 for those with an interest in Falkirk's
history and generally in East Stirlingshire.
Michael is Kind to Strangers
The motto of Linlithgow, ironic that in my family
history two St Michael and All Angels should play
Battle of Falkirk
The defeat of William Wallace by Edward I on July
The entry for Linlithgow.