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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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