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BAPTISMS

Thousands of baptisms arranged by surname at many of the churches in the area. Over 60 separate local surnames plus many other miscellaneous ones.


 

MARRIAGES

Thousands of marriages arranged by surname at many of the churches in the area. Over 55 separate local surnames plus many other miscellaneous ones.


 

BURIALS

Thousands of burials arranged by surname at many of the churches in the area. Over 60 separate local surnames plus many other miscellaneous ones.


 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

MI's from 24 different burial grounds in the area. Some of the burial grounds are complete, for others there is a selection. Many of them include a photo of the grave. Arranged by burial ground. Also the sexton's records for St. Peter's Walsden and Christ Church Todmorden.


 

QUAKER DATA

Births, marriages and deaths from the Quaker records. History of the Quakers in the area and snippets extracted from the minutes of the monthly meetings.


 

1841 CENSUS

The entire 1841 census of the Township of Todmorden & Walsden, extracts from Langfield and part of Stansfield, also extracts from Bacup, Hollingworth, Littleborough, Milnrow, Newchurch, Newhey, Spotland, Wardleworth and Whitworth. Also the complete 1841 heads of household index for Todmorden, Walsden, Langfield and part of Stansfield arranged by surname.


 

1851 CENSUS

The whole of the 1851 census for Todmorden, Walsden, Langfield and the Middle and Upper Thirds of Stansfield. Also extracts from the following nearby places: Castleton, Littleborough, Milnrow, Newhey, Spotland, Wuerdle & Wardle and Whitworth. Also Extracts from the heads of household index for Todmorden and Walsden including Langfield and parts of Stansfield.


 

1861 CENSUS

A collection of extracts from the 1861 census of the Township of Todmorden and Walsden, also the following nearby places: Bacup, Blatchinworth & Calderbrook, Castleton, Chadderton, Crompton, Middleton, Milnrow, Rawtenstall, Royton, Wardleworth and Whitworth.


 

1871 CENSUS

A collection of extracts from the 1871 census of the Township of Todmorden and Walsden, also the following nearby places: Bacup, Blatchinworth & Calderbrook, Castleton, Milnrow, and Whitworth.


 

1891 CENSUS

extracts from Todmorden, Walsden, Bacup, Cliviger, Littleborough, Milnrow, Norden, Rochdale, Shawforth, Wadsworth, Whitworth and Wuerdle. Also the Todmorden Union Workhouse Staff and Inmates in 1891


 

1901 CENSUS

Extracts from the 1901 census of Todmorden and Walsden including Langfield and Stansfield, and the following other places - Bolton, Castleton, Heywood, Littleborough, Milnrow, Newhey, Spotland and Whitworth. Also An index of all the people with the surname HAIGH who were born in either Walsden or Littleborough


 

CENSUS STRAYS

A collection of Todmorden and Walsden folk who were living in nearby Lancashire Townships when the census returns were made


 

CHURCHES

Fully illustrated histories of all the churches and chapels in the area also the Memorial Inscriptions, War Memorials, and additional photographs. Arranged by religious denomination, including Church of England, Methodist, Baptist,

Roman Catholic, Unitarian and Quaker.


 

PARISH RELIEF

Fascinating articles on how Todmorden and Walsden cared for the poor, includes fully illustrated histories of Gauxholme Poor House and Todmorden Union Workhouse. Also includes actual case histories of some Todmorden people.


 

PLACES

Illustrated articles on many of the places, past and present, where the folk lived, loved and died. Arranged by the place.

Includes over 35 farms and over 22 pubs and beerhouses.


 

PEOPLE

a collection of illustrated articles on ordinary people born and bred in the township. Over 50 separate individuals. Also, a collection of over 80

transcribed wills, extracts from local newspapers, Trade and Post Office Directories  etc.


 

MILLS AND MINES, AND OTHER INDUSTRIES

A collection of stories and photographs, with comprehensive historical details of some of the mills, iron works, breweries, brick works, rope works, engineering shops, joineries, coal mines etc. in the district, and of the men and women who worked in them. Over 100 different workplaces are covered, including the story of the tragic explosion at Lord Brothers Canal Street Works in 1875. This is an ongoing project, with many more places still to be added.


 

HISTORY

A collection of illustrated articles and historical documents concerning the lives of the ordinary folk of Todmorden in days gone by. Includes illustrated and detailed stories of selected men who fought in WW1 with a full transcription of the town's WW1 memorial. Also history of the Post Office in Todmorden, coaching days, Reform Day, the growth and development of the textile industry with specific examples, rebellion and riots, and much more.


 

MAPS

six excellent maps showing what was where in days gone by


 

PHOTO GALLERY

In addition to our own large personal collection, we are proud to be able to present photographs of Todmorden and Walsden taken from the Alice Longstaff Collection and also from the collection of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society. We are grateful to Frank Woolrych and the Hebden Bridge Local History Society for the use of photos from their collection and also for their kind permission to use some of the images from the Alice Longstaff Collection.


 

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