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Fletcher Burrows and Co

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of Chanters and Howe Bridge Collieries, Atherton

1776 The first colliery was sunk by John Fletcher

1860 Worked by the Fletcher family until 1860, when John Burrows joined the firm

1888 One locomotive (0-4-0) reported to have been built. [1]

1892 Registered as a limited company.

1927 See Aberconway Chapter VII for information on the company and its history

1929 Became part of Manchester Collieries[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  2. Wikipedia [1]