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Roger Atcherley and Victorian grocery – Part 1

The Grocers’! oh the Grocers’! nearly closed, with perhaps two shutters down, or one; but through those gaps such glimpses! It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that… Read more »

The Rev Thomas Atcherley and the Pamphlet Club of Ely – Part 1

The eighteenth century has been described by one author as “a great age of pamphleteering”, with the subjects of those pamphlets “legion”, their authors “innumerable”, and “[every] question of substance – and many of none – [attracting] writers” to an extraordinary degree. Alongside the proliferation of pamphlets came a boom in books, particularly in the second half of the 1700s…. Read more »

Peter, his parents, and his progeny – the Atcherleys who Petered out

Peter Atcherley was the fourth and youngest son, and the sixth and youngest child, of Thomas Atcherley and Sarah (née Williams) of Twyford in the Shropshire parish of West Felton. Baptised at West Felton on 8 September 1699 he went on to marry and have children of his own, just like his older brothers and sisters. However, while I have… Read more »

The Atcherleys of All Stretton

After retiring from business in Manchester, Roger Atcherley returned to his native county of Shropshire, with his wife Mary Ann and their daughters Marian, Ethel, Kate Mary and Olive Maude. Taking up residence at the Hall in All Stretton, this Atcherley family was soon involved in the welfare and wellbeing of its local community. All Stretton from Nover’s Hill The… Read more »

The Atcherley family and the Salop Infirmary – Part 4

< Back to Part 3.  The Statutes of the Salop Infirmary. […] 15. That there be a Weekly Board of Directors, which shall consist of three at least, to meet every Saturday at eleven of the Clock, at the Infirmary. 16. That the Weekly Board regulate all Matters relating to the Admission and Discharge of Patients, enquire into the Behaviour… Read more »