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Explore items from Middleton

Explore items from Middleton

Middleton was incorporated as a Borough by Royal Charter on 21st July 1886, when the Corporation consisted of the Mayor, 6 Aldermen and 18 Councillors. It was described in Slater's Directory of Lancashire, 1901, as a Municipal Borough, ancient market town and parish, in a fertile vale on the river Irk. In 1770 Middleton was a village with 20 houses, and yet it boasted a Grammar School. It gained its Market Charter around 20 years later, in 1791, market day then being Friday. Like many other villages & towns in the area, the 1780's began to see a growth in population & trade. Middleton was a centre for silk manufacturing at that time.

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"Rushbearing at Middleton" [1024], Jackson, Frederick William

"Rush cart attendants breeches (rush bearing) - from Middleton see painting "Rushbearing at Middleton" [1024], Jackson, Frederick William." [6529.1]

"Middleton Wakes" [1101], Jackson, Frederick William

"Cap, for 'Gordon Highlanders' with metal badge attached .Belonged to William Thornley of Middleton." [E: 403.1]

"Black leather boot - decorated with nails - with image of a woman - made by A.C. Clegg of Middleton." [E: 466.14]

"Trophy - Silver Cup -'International Shoe & Leather Fair, National Shoe Reparing Competitions' 1937 awarded to A.C. Clegg of Middleton." [E: 466.41]

"Punch - four pronged- shoe making - used by A.C. Clegg of Middleton." [E: 466.31.24]

"Shoe - ladies black leather court shoe worked by A.C. Clegg of Middleton. The shoe was entered for 'The Challenge Cup Class'" [E: 466.36]

"Medal, with ribbon, British War Medal - awarded to S 12023 - Private W. Thornley - of the Seaforth Highlanders." [E: 403.2]

"Presentation plaque to ' A.C. Clegg Manchester Judge - Shoe & Leather Fair." [E: 466.45]

"Framed Scroll of Honour presented to A.C. Clegg of Middleton November 24th 1948." [E: 466.52]

"Peterloo banner carried by marchers from Middleton, led by Sam Bamford - St Peter's Fields in Manchester on August 16th 1819." [2211]

"Sam Bamford" [1318], Jackson Esq, Charles Arthur

"Architectural drawing of Durnford Street School, Middleton by Edgar Wood architect (Middleton) and J. Henry Sellers." [T: 8253]

"Document - telegram - stamped 8 August 1918 - notifying of the death of Pte W. Thornley in France." [E: 403.8]

"Insole - three insoles marked 'Good Shoes Deserve Expert Treatment, Let - A. C. Clegg, belonged to A.C. Clegg of Middleton." [E: 466.39]

"Trophy - Silver Cup -The Dri-ped Championship Cup For Boot & Shoe Repairing' 1934, awarded to A.C. Clegg of Middleton." [E: 466.40]

"Shoe hammer - made by ' - George Barnsley, Sheffield, belonged to A.C. Clegg of Middleton." [E: 466.31.2]

"Medal, Military Medal 'For Bravery in the Field' with ribbon, - 1914 - 1919, awarded to S 12023 - Private W. Thornley - Gordon Highlanders" [E: 403.4]

"Medal, or memorial plaque awarded to William Thornley - 'He Died For Freedom and Honour' - Awarded to William Thornley of Hebers, Middleton" [E: 403.5]

"Christmas card - 'Happy Christmas - I don't forget you. Message inside 'To my Dear Mother from Willie.' From William Thornley. (Middleton)" [E: 403.31]

"Embroidered bag - letter holder 'To My Dear Mother' with bird and floral design. (last gift to mother). (Middleton)" [E: 403.32]

"Photograph of Pte William Thornley in military uniform (either Seaforths or Gordon Highlanders). (Middleton)" [E: 403.35]

"Document - account for award of Military Medal to William Thornley. (Middleton)" [E: 403.36]

"Pair of women's working clogs - worn by Emily Barrett who worked at Cromer Mill, Middleton." [E: 551]

"Button or eyelet punch - Heaton Penisular Button Fastener Co., belonged to A.C. Clegg of Middleton." [E: 466.31.1]

"Victorian teaching box - originally used at Rhodes County School, Broad Street, Middleton." [7687]

"Commemorative cup transfer printed 'New Jerusalem Church/ Rhodes (Middleton) / Erected/ 1861/ Jubilee Dec 30th 1911." [7113.2.1]

"Commemorative saucer transfer printed 'New Jerusalem Church/ Rhodes (Middleton)/ Erected/ 1861/ Jubilee Dec 30th 1911." [7113.2.2]

"Commemorative silver trowel - New Church Society, Middleton presented to Mr A Westall - 1922, re-presented to New Church by Albert Westall Apr 6 1930." [7113.3.1]

"Commemorative key New Jerusalem Sunday School (Middleton) presented to Mrs Westall for the opening of New School Nov 23 1913." [7113.5]

"Brush - 'F. Halliwell, Hatter & Outfitter, 16 & 20 Long Street, Middleton' printed on top of handle." [7126]

"Carved wooden capital - column from the former Unitarian Chapel, Manchester Old Rd, Middleton (Chapel designed by Edgar Wood - Architect)." [7138]

"Pair of ladies clog type sandals with plastic platform soles." [3014]

"Pair of ladies black patent sling back shoes with platform sole." [2793]

"Old Hall, Middleton" [1102], Jackson, Frederick William

"Handkerchief, yellow cotton with images of Rochdale buildings, marked 'Designed Exclusively for Haworth's of Rochdale' ." [7175.3]

"Handkerchief, pink cotton with images of Rochdale buildings, marked 'Designed Exclusively for Haworth's of Rochdale'." [7175.4]

"Medal - 'President of Middleton Building Trades Employers Association 1969 - 1971" [7182.2]

"Plate - transfer printed - Temple Street, Baptist, Middleton." [7207.1]

"Burling irons - tweezers (from textile industry) used in ribbon weaving company in Middleton," [7243]

"Creamware 'Middleton Market Charter' or 'Harvest' jug - monogram 'M.E.A 1791 ' with printed harvest scene. (Herculaneum Pottery - Liverpool)" [2097]

"Mayoral medal for Middleton Mayor 1947 - 1949 - 'Councillor Robert Scott - Middleton Mayor' 1947 - 1949." [E: 207.1]

"Mayoral medal for Middleton Lady Mayor 1947 - 1949 - 'Annie Scott/ Mayoress of Middleton 1947 - 1949'." [E: 207.2]

"Market Charter Jug - creamware, printed 'Success to Middleton Market - First Market Sept 30th 1791'." [2098]

"Gold pocket watch inscribed 'Presented to Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC by the Mayor and Mayoress of Middleton, Alderman & Mrs W M Wiggins." [7131.1]

"Leaflet - 'Do You Know?' - Gas Cooker Leaflet - Middleton Corporation Gas Department." [T: 2060]

"Commemorative handkerchief, to celebrate the wedding of Alderman & Mrs Lees, Holy Trinity Church, Middleton Junction December 1931." [2218]

"Souvenir headscarf of Coronation of Elizabeth II. (printed by Schoades 'Rhodes Works, Middleton 1953." [6513.10]

"Black patent leather handbag with two handles, has 'Marks and Spencer' ." [3071]

"Beer bottle (empty) J. W. Lees - Centenary Ale - Middleton Borough 1886 - 1986." [T: 2411]

"Commemorative mug - with print of 'Sir Ryland Adkins' - MP." [2096]

"Cup & saucer, tea- The cup and saucer are part of a tea service which was presented to Darcy Lever of Alkrington" [3551.8]

"Teapot, white porcelain - presented to Darcy Lever (Alkrington Hall, Middleton) for service in the Skyrack Volunteers." [3551.1]

"Sugar bowl , white porcelain - presented to Darcy Lever of Alkrington Hall, Middleton for service in the Skyrack Volunteers." [3551.2]

"Jug - Hunt and Liberty - Bad Luck to The Manchester Butchers (Peterloo)." [2093]

"Coffee cup, white porcelain. The cup is part of a tea service which was presented to Darcy Lever of Alkrington Hall, Middleton" [3551.20]

"Textile sample book - Catalogue of Cotton Types - from Slater's Cotton Fabrics (Cotton Trade Directory)." [6513.11]

"Banner finial - 'Hunt and Liberty'. (Peterloo)" [2236.3]

"Jug - 'A Free Born Englishman' - Peterloo." [6851]

"Clocking in tokens for Silas Schwabe, Rhodes Works, Middleton. (No.1197 & 1177)" [2184]

"Rush cart attendants breeches (rush bearing) - from Middleton see painting "Rushbearing at Middleton" [1024], Jackson, Frederick William." [6529.1]

"Pair of women's platform boots formerly belonged to A Smethurst of Middleton. Purchased from Derbers, Market Street, Manchester in 1973." [3187.1]

"Silver medallion, Middleton Agricultural Society, scene of farm animals." [2144]

"Bronze medallion, Middleton Agricultural Society, scene of farm animals." [T: 3472.2]

"Medal - Humane Society - Hundred of Salford - with blue ribbon, Presented to 'Fred Briscam, May 1893 for Saving Life, Middleton." [T: 3435]

"Cream jug, white, bears Borough of Middleton Coat of Arms in blue, gold band around rim and handle." [3550.1]

"Plate, bears Borough of Middleton coat of arms in blue, marked 'Phoenix China' on base" [3550.2]

"Medal/lapel badge to commemorate centenary of Middleton Sunday School." [2172.3]

"Commemorative Medal with ribbon - visit of King George V and Queen Mary - Borough of Middleton, John Henry Wood - Mayor." [2172.10]

"Commemorative Medal - Coronation of King George V - Borough of Middleton - 1911, W W Wolstenholme Mayor." [2232.1]

"Middleton Wakes" [1101], Jackson, Frederick William

"Commemorative Medal - Opening of Rhodes New School - Middleton by Mrs Salis Schwabe 1884." [6509]

"A beer bottle in near glass, brown colour, label intact - J.W. Lees Centenary Ale, Middleton Borough 1886 - 1986" [6770.1]

"Old Hall, Middleton" [1102], Jackson, Frederick William

"Commemorative Medal - Opening of Rhodes New School - Middleton by Mrs Salis Schwabe." [2193.1]

"Hat - mens black 'Bowler' hat." [7579.1]