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June 15, 2009 Hidden Stories 1 Comment

Went looking for 71 Grosvenor Street on Friday but didn’t have camera on me. Most of the old buildings are gone and it’s all 1960s council housing and later. Closest I could find was 94-96 on the corner with Anson Road (big dual carriageway)? One way traffic system prevented me from going back but will explore further….and add pics.

Samuel Crompton

June 11, 2009 Hidden Stories 1 Comment

I found a Samuel Crompton living on Grosvenor Street in Chorlton, Manchester in the 1841 census! Must be Chorlton-on-Medlock which would make it Grosvenor Street next to MMU, over the road from the School of Art. How strange is that. Born in 1821, aged 20, profession given as a surgeon. Don’t know anything else, couldn’t see the rest of the result without paying 60 quid.

Is this his letter? How did the ‘lady from Lancashire’ come by it? Is it connected with the earlier Crompton? Who knows. Interesting though, a connection…

In search of Samuel Crompton

June 10, 2009 Hidden Stories 1 Comment

I’m going to look for 71 Grosvenor Street, Manchester