Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Thomas Riley

From Graces Guide

Spindle and Fly maker of Medlock Street, Downing Street, Ardwick, Manchester.

1848 Disastrous boiler explosion on Friday, 11th February, destroyed part of Riley's works and it was reported the following day that nine men and boys had died. The total later rose to thirteen. The boiler was in poor condition and had been patched up by Riley.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Detailed report in the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Saturday 12th February 1848