My main interest is in genealogy and I Have been researching my family roots for almost 30 years. I was born in Manchester, Lancashire, UK - moving to nearby Middleton at the age of 12, and have always taken a keen interest in local history.
I am a member of Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society; North Cheshire FHS; BMSGH; and Bedfordshire FHS.
On this site is a brief write up of the history of Middleton that includes an extract from the Pigot's trade directory and an extract from research on the history of gas being supplied in Middleton. Also included are several interesting lists of Middleton. These include the Mayors of Middleton, Rectors of Middleton, Church Wardens, Constables of Middleton, Middleton's entry in trade directory of 1828, a list of manufactures in Middleton from 1889 and the Holy Trinity Clergy.