Radcliffe is an industrial town to the north of Manchester. This is a documentary photographic record of Worktown Radcliffe (and Ainsworth) has been produced by Ken Howarth who was born in the town. The earliest images start around 1850 and coverage is to modern times.

RESEARCHERS & LOCAL HISTORIANS - Additional Infomation
ALSO TRY this link http:/​/​g.​co/​maps/​su955 This brings up a satellite image of Radcliffe and there are many features tagged in addition to the photos in this Gallery - such as unrecorded place names. This can take up to 30 seconds to load - but the wait is worth it!

Sir Robert Peel built a water-powered cotton spinning mill at Radcliffe in 1780, and coal was mined from at least medieval times if not earlier. A short video on the site of Peel's Mill can be seen by clicking http:/​/​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?v=vFwgxivD43M&​feature=share&​list=UUxNVGAIh8cokjl555I7xWag

Radcliffe, AC Bealey Bleachers etc

Visitors 1151
31 photos
Radcliffe, AC Bealey Bleachers etc

Radcliffe, Buildings, housing etc

Visitors 6585
143 photos
Created 18-Nov-18
Modified 18-Nov-18
Radcliffe, Buildings, housing etc

Radcliffe, Churches, Sunday Schools etc

Visitors 1277
45 photos
Radcliffe, Churches, Sunday Schools etc

Radcliffe, Coalmining

Visitors 1413
19 photos
Created 27-Nov-14
Modified 27-Nov-14
Radcliffe, Coalmining

Radcliffe, Engineering

Visitors 554
21 photos
Radcliffe, Engineering

Radcliffe, Farming

Visitors 1561
38 photos
Created 20-Jul-18
Modified 20-Jul-18
Radcliffe, Farming

Radcliffe, Market

Visitors 1394
8 photos
Radcliffe, Market

Radcliffe, Miscellaneous and other industries

Visitors 2280
41 photos
Created 12-Oct-18
Modified 12-Oct-18
Radcliffe, Miscellaneous and other industries

Radcliffe, Mount Sion Works & Waterwheel

Visitors 545
30 photos
Created 18-Nov-18
Modified 18-Nov-18
Radcliffe, Mount Sion Works & Waterwheel

Radcliffe, Paper-making etc

Visitors 1983
19 photos
Created 18-Oct-14
Modified 18-Oct-14
Radcliffe, Paper-making etc

Radcliffe, People

Visitors 2768
72 photos
Created 12-Nov-19
Modified 12-Nov-19
Radcliffe, People

Radcliffe, Places

Visitors 6328
87 photos
Radcliffe, Places

Radcliffe, Quarry

Visitors 536
12 photos
Created 20-Nov-12
Modified 20-Nov-12
Radcliffe, Quarry

Radcliffe, Stand Lodge Photo Survey 1969

Visitors 369
15 photos
Created 31-Oct-12
Modified 31-Oct-12
Radcliffe, Stand Lodge Photo Survey 1969

Radcliffe, Stopes Pottery

Visitors 229
5 photos
Radcliffe, Stopes Pottery

Radcliffe, Textile Industry

Visitors 1617
115 photos
Radcliffe, Textile Industry

Radcliffe, The Black Cat mystery

Visitors 181
7 photos
Radcliffe, The Black Cat mystery

Radcliffe, The Great Trespass Case 1904-1906

Visitors 798
14 photos
Created 30-Oct-12
Modified 30-Oct-12
Radcliffe, The Great Trespass Case 1904-1906

Radcliffe, Transport

Visitors 1762
27 photos
Created 9-Nov-18
Modified 9-Nov-18
Radcliffe, Transport

Radcliffe, Whitehead & Poole Engineers Collection

Visitors 430
34 photos
Radcliffe, Whitehead & Poole Engineers Collection

Radcliffe, Danby, F Photographers

Visitors 187
11 photos
Radcliffe, Danby, F Photographers

Radcliffe, Harry & Ken Halliwell Photographers

Visitors 299
14 photos
Radcliffe, Harry & Ken Halliwell Photographers