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Thank you all for your responses. Glad to see the building retained. Not so lucky in Leigh in my neck of the woods. The George Shaw Brewery was earmarked for conversion to flats but ended up being demolished!  ::)

Lime Spring House (as opposed to Springfield House) is what appears to be written as William Shaw's address on the 1871 Census. I don't think this forum permits me to attach files with posts but I've uploaded the relevant page to a free file host for members to download. Hope that's OK?

I'm looking for some help, please, regarding (amongst other things) the whereabouts of some properties in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The Bardsley Brewery was at one time owned by William Shaw.

William, at the time resident at Woodfield House, Lockwood, Huddersfield, married Emma Bentley at Hanover Square, Middlesex, on 3 August 1843. William being a wealthy landowner, the couple initially lived essentially in retirement at Wentbridge House, Darrington, Pontefract and later at Harrogate. This William died in Bardsley, Ashton-under-Lyne, on 18 August 1880. His wife, Emma, was the youngest sister of Robert Bentley, the founder c. 1832 of what later became the Shaw & Bentley Brewery at Bardsley, Ashton-under-Lyne. Robert was the son of Timothy Bentley who had founded the Lockwood Brewery in Huddersfield. As Robert's Bardsley brewery grew, he very soon entered into partnership with John Carr (c. 1833), now trading as Bentley & Carr until Robert's death when his son, Robert John Bentley assumed his position. William, who had brewing experience gained at the Starbeck Brewery, in Harrogate, became Robert John Bentley's partner when he purchased the Bardsley brewing concern in 1856 after it fell into financial disarray during the year previous. On the creation of the new partnership, the concern began to trade under the style, Shaw & Bentley.

In 1871, William is shown as living with wife, Emma, at ??Lime Spring House??, Ashton-under-Lyne, being a brewer employing 23 men. Have I read the address correctly and, if so, where abouts was this property. I can't trace William in the 1861 Census. Help would be appreciated in finding out more.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: September 18, 2015, 10:48 AM »
A little update. 1872 still not added. 1855-1871 currently available.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: May 19, 2015, 03:17 PM »
1855 and 1856 added. Just 1872 to go.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: May 16, 2015, 08:51 AM »
1867, 1868 and 1870 now added leaving 1855, 1856 and 1872 missing from the proposed sequence of 1855-1872 (inc.).

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: May 09, 2015, 12:53 PM »
Many more pages just added. In summary, to date, the following twelve years are now available on-line.

1857-1866 (inc.)

Based on what the archive stated as its programmed intentions, it leaves the following six years to be added.

1855-1856 (inc.)
1867-1868 (inc.)

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: May 03, 2015, 01:50 PM »
Don't get too eager to read news from the 1960's.

"Once complete it will be available between 1855-72."

Just added, 1869 & 1871.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: April 13, 2015, 07:02 PM »
Recently, new pages being added to the Ashton Reporter archive seemed to have dried up. So, I contacted the British Newspaper Archive for an explanation and this is what they wrote in reply:-

Dear George,

Thank you for your email.

I am afraid the digitisation of the Ashton Reporter has not yet been completed, once complete it will be available between 1855-72.

Were there are a years missing in a long run of a specific newspaper, it means that we've found an issue with some of the pages and have more work to do before we can publish those years.

We currently only publish complete years of newspapers, so if any pages are missing or not of good enough quality, we will hold back the publication of that year until we can correct it. We could hold back the entire newspaper, but we feel that it is better to provide whatever years are ready for publication as soon as we can.

With kind regards,

Liam Kelly
The British Newspaper Archive Support Team

We'll have to be patient!

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: March 07, 2015, 06:59 PM »
1861 also added.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: February 19, 2015, 01:16 PM »
The BNA have now published every edition of The Ashton Reporter for the years 1857, 1859 and 1865. They seem to be adding additional years at around one per fortnight.

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:36 PM »
2015 Thinks have never altered would be about 6 now not 100. Fudge

I live in Leigh and the apathy is no less here!  ::)

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: January 18, 2015, 08:09 PM »
A little taster from the 3 January 1857 edition. Just shows that nothing really changes!!   :-X

To the Editors of the Ashton Weekly Reporter.

GENTLEMEN,-Can you tell me what is the matter with the people of Ashton, for they certainly are labouring under some disease? They seem as if they had all been drugged with opium or some such narcotic. I have never known a town, even of half its importance, where there in such a want of spirit for every undertaking that is not selfish. I have been to-night at an entertainment furnished for all who have any soul, and which I am sorry to think must be a "dead loss" to the originators. I allude to the concert of the Choral Society, which was attended by a ridiculously small number. Music is acknowledged to be one of the most refining arts, and when such artistes as were announced for this concert could not gather together 100 out of over 30,000 inhabitants, our refinement must indeed be at a low grade. Shame upon the town that is not capable of appreciating or that will not practically approve such a feast as was to-night supplied. We are going the most direct way to prevent all celebrities from visiting us. Gentlemen, it is your province to expel this popular lethargy.

Ashton, December 30th, 1856.                                            OUTIS

Talking about Ashton / Re: Ashton Reporter
« on: January 17, 2015, 04:00 PM »
Great news. The British Newspaper Archive has started to publish The Ashton Weekly Reporter, and Stalybridge and Dukinfield Chronicle. They've already added the whole of 1857.

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