Various sources of information

Methodist Church, Altrincham area

Altrincham 0161 928 2429
Sale 0161 973 5259

Circuit archivist for Altrincham
David Taylor 0161 941 1299

Methodist Archives
Held at John Rylands Library.

St Mary's, Bowdon

Mrs P Manning searched the registers for me.

St George's Church was a chapel of ease for St Mary's Church Bowdon until February 1861. It was extensively rebuilt in the 1860s. The phone number for the vicarage is 0161 928 1279 (Rev. Brian McConnell). All records for the period up to June 1951 are now held in the Cheshire Record Office, Duke St, Chester, CH1 1RL, 01244 602574. (Accession no. 2721, Class ref. p132).

North of England Information Service

e-mail address -
Gateshead Libraries and Arts, Tel. +44 (0)191 477 3478 Fax. +44 (0)191 477 7454

County Record Offices

Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE (Tel. 01772 254868)

Greater Manchester County Record Office , 56, Marshall Street, New Cross, Manchester M4 5FU (Tel. 0161 832 5284)

Family History Societies

The address for the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society is: Clayton House, 59, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AQ.

The address for the North Cheshire Family History Society is:- North Cheshire Family History Society, Membership Secretary, Mrs. P.A. Clarke, 63, Lyndhurst Avenue, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire 5K7 5LT.

Lancsashire Family History and Heraldry Society - World wide web home page address Didn't work when I tried it!

Ormskirk and District Family History Society, 85 Wigan Road, Westhead, Lathom, Lancs, L40 6HY,
Mrs Janes 01695 572669

Ormskirk and District Historical Society, Mrs Nanson 01695 574364

British Library - Newspaper Library

Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5HE. Phone 0171 412 7353. Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Admission by pass only.


Ormskirk Library, telephone no. 01695 573448

Lancaster Library, telephone no. 01524 63266

Preston Library, telephone no. 01772 404000 (or 404010 direct to reference library)

The Big R

Federation of Family History Societies, Benson Room, Birmingham and Midland Research Institute, Margaret St, Birmingham, B3 3BS.

Burkes Peerage World Book of Balshaws

Telephone 081 688 5171

Altrincham Local History Society

Mrs H E Bayliss, 51 Chiltern Drive, Hale, WA15 9PN.