Brooke family

Cotton millers of Manchester & Bollington

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Joseph Brooke was in partnership with Martin Swindells I spinning cotton at various mills in Bollington, and in the construction and operation of Clarence mill.

After the death in 1843 of Martin Swindells I, Joseph Brooke and his wife Anne Swindells (daughter of Martin I) moved into Limefield House, behind Clarence mill.

Brooke, Edward Hugh 1916 - 2002

Edward Hugh Brooke of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Friday 1st November 2002 at the age of 85 years. Edward was a farmer, a chemical engineer, an Olympic athleteExternal link and an accomplished painter. He was the son of the late Hugh Brooke and Inez (Forel) Brooke of Didsbury AB, and brother of Stanley and Cyril. His beloved older sister Evelyn (Trusler) passed away just hours before, so that he followed her in death, as in life.

I am indebted to Lillian for this obituary.



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