Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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ANYONE who has travelled extensively by rail in Britain or abroad will be familiar with Bradshaw's Guide. But only a few will know that its founder, George Bradshaw, was born in Pendleton and served as an apprentice engraver in Manchester.

¦ The first edition of Bradshaw's Guide was published by W.J. Adams of London in 1839 and continued in print until 1961. ¦ George Bradshaw was born at Windsor Bridge, Pendleton, in July 1800. After working as an apprentice engraver, he set up in Manchester as a printer of maps in 1822.

¦ In 1841, he founded the 16-page weekly magazine Bradshaw's Manchester Journal - a mixture of art, science and literature - which sold for a penny-halfpenny. It lasted for two years.

¦ A deeply religious man, Bradshaw joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) and spent time setting up schools and soup kitchens for the poor with reformers like Richard Cobden. …

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