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Recent content by Tony Freeman

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    Peter Hall 1804 - 1884: Chimney Sweep & Reformer

    I contacted the "Heaton Norris' Derelict Christ Church - Stockport" Facebook page and was able to obtain a copy of the Memorial Inscription. Thanks for your help :-)
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    Peter Hall 1804 - 1884: Chimney Sweep & Reformer

    Thanks for the connections to Groups who may be able to help :-) I will contact them and see if they are able to help.
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    Peter Hall 1804 - 1884: Chimney Sweep & Reformer

    Christ Church is in Heaton Norris, Manchester not Birmingham :-)
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    Peter Hall 1804 - 1884: Chimney Sweep & Reformer

    Thanks for the information. I will make contact with the group and see if they can help. I,m doubtful but you never know :-) So sad to see this beautiful left in such a state. Old photos show that it was quite a sight.
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    Peter Hall 1804 - 1884: Chimney Sweep & Reformer

    Thanks for the information. Very useful :-)
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    Peter Hall 1804 - 1884: Chimney Sweep & Reformer

    My 3rd great grandfather, Peter Hall, was born in Stockport in 1804. At the age of 6 years, he was sold to a chimney sweep and spent his early years being a "climbing boy", sleeping on a bag of soot in the cellar of his owner. He eventually started his own chimney sweep business and in 1826 he...
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