From Brunswick Methodist Trustees Accounts for New Chapel 1860 -1864
- 1862 June 21st Chatwood on a/c £20-0-0
- 1863 June 17th Chatwood on a/c £15-0-0
- 1864 May 2nd Chatwood £ 10-0-0
- Sept 23rd Chatwood £ 10-0-6
- Nov 30th Joseph Chatwood £ 25-1-3
- Dec 31st Chatwood £ 20-1-0
- Chatwood Balance £ 7-8-0½ This item from ordinary accounts.
- Total £107-10-9½
- Total cost of the New Chapel was £ 3207-18-4
To Builders - Parties desirous of Tendering for all or any of portion of the work required in the Erection of the NEW BRUNSWICK CHAPEL, North St,Bury Lancahire, may see the plans and specifications and obtain quantities, at my office, on and after Thursday, the 8th day of January 1863.
Sealed tenders endorsed " Chapel Tender", to be sent in to Samuel Smith,Esq, Treasurer, King St, Bury, on or before the 24th day of January 1863. - The Trustees do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender.
Joseph Chattwood Architect &c
6 Union Square Bury January 2nd 1863
EAST LANCASHIRE PAPER MILL
Advertisement in Bury Times March 9th 1860
TO STONE DEALERS - Parties desiring of tendering to supply the necessary RANDOM STONE for the foundations etc . of the new paper mill works about to be erected on a plot of land adjoining the print works of Messrs . T. P. Hutchinson and Company, Spring Lane Radcliffe may learn all the necessary particulars on application to the offices of Mr. JOSEPH CHATWOOD , Architect and Surveyor Bury
Sealed tenders endorsed "Tenders for Stone" to be sent in to me on or before the 19th day of March 1860
JNO DOWNHAM Secretary
14 Union Square, Bury March 9th 1860
EAST LANCASHIRE PAPER MILL COMPANY
LAYING OF CORNER STONE
On Thursday, the corner stone of The East Lancashire Paper Mill Company was laid at the premises taken for that purpose situated in Radcliffe, at a short distance from the printworks of Messrs Hutchinson. The directors , shareholders and others assembled on the site a little after six o' clock, when the corner stone was officially laid by Mr Edward Barlow, of the Queens Hotel Bury, to whom a very handsome silver trowel was presented, containing the following inscription: - "Presented to Mr Edward Barlow, on the occasion of his laying the corner stone of the East Lancashire Paper Mill, at Radcliffe, on Thursday August 9th 1860.
There were deposited under the stone the Manchester papers containing the debates on the paper duties; the Manchester daily paper of the same date and the Bury Times and Bury Guardian of the previous Saturday; a plan of the buildings and premises; a bottle containing a number of current coins of the realm; a small bottle containing coins (deposited by Mrs. Barlow ); and a parchment manuscript containing the following :-
The East Lancashire Paper Mill Company Limited , Capital £50,000 in 5000 shares of £10. Directors Edward Barlow (chairman), Joseph Chattwood, William Spencer Kay, Joseph Wood, Joseph Clifton, Edmund Holt, John Ashworth, J. W. Kenyon, Thos. Coulthard.
Secretary, John Downham, Architect and Surveyor, Joseph Chattwood
: contractors James Hill and Josiah Ashton : manager John Wild.
The first meeting of the promoters of the company was held at the Queen's Hotel Bury on the 20th of January 1860. The undertaking was completely registered on the 29th March 1860. The lease of the land was executed on the 29th May for the term of 999 years. The corner stone was officially laid on the ninth day of August by Mr Edward Barlow of Bury , chairman in the presence of the directors and shareholders.
Mr. Barlow delivered an appropriate address, after which the company adjourned to the Wilton Arms, where an excellent dinner was provided, to which abour 500 gentlemen sat down. After dinner Mr Barlow presided and Mr Newbold was called to the vice-chair.
Loyal and other toasts were given and responded to and the evening was spent in a very agreeable manner.
Sad to say the mill closed down in the last few months (Feb.2002) and has now been demolished.