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Astin and Barker

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Widened bridge at Todmorden
Widened bridge at Todmorden

of Victoria Ironworks, Salford, near Todmorden

1848 Partnership dissolved: 'Jackson, Astin, Barker, and Company, of Todmorden, Rochdale, millwrights, 18th Dec. Debts by W. Sutcliffe, of Langfield.'[1]

1864 Produced the cast iron eastern extension to widen the road bridge over the Rochdale Canal in Todmorden (see photos).

1918 'Mr. James Barker of Elder Bank, Walsden, head of the firm of Messrs. Astin and Barker of Salford Ironworks, Todmorden, left £12,569, of which £12,120 is net personalty. Mr. Barker was found dead in a chair at his residence in March last.'[2]. He was 55.

A good history of Victoria Ironworks is available online[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Perry's Bankrupt Gazette, 30 December 1848
  2. Rochdale Observer, 4 September 1918
  3. [1] Rootsweb - Todmorden and Walsden