Author Archives: Steve @ Atcherley.org.uk

Oliver and Atcherley: The men, the firm and its history – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. As we have seen, by 1841 John Atcherley was working as a silk mercer for John Satterfield & Co in Manchester. He was then 27 years of age, having been born in 1813 at Weston Lullingfields in Shropshire, a son of farmer Richard Atcherley and his wife Mary (née Jones). John was baptised – along… Read more »

Oliver and Atcherley: The men, the firm and its history – Part 1

An email from a visitor to this website was all it took for me to rapidly revise my research route-map for the week. “I recently acquired an 1880s dress by ‘Oliver & Atcherley’”, wrote Simon Howard, who wanted to find out more about this particular business. Simon added: “The makers mark appears to have two royal crests alongside it and… Read more »

Roger Atcherley and his one shilling legacies

 In the Name of God Amen I Roger Atcherly of Frankwell within the Liberties of Shrewsbury Tanner (in health of body and of sound mind and understanding and thoughfull [= thoughtfull] of mortality) do make this my Will in writing in manner and form following (that is to say) I principally commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator in… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and the Salop Penitentiary – Part 2

< Back to Part 1 During the Victorian era, many things were referred to as ‘great social evils’. From the late 1850s onwards however, the great social evil was female prostitution and its effects on public morality, order and health. Many had ideas on the causes and remedies of this ‘evil’; with regard to the latter, the approach taken by female… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and the Salop Penitentiary – Part 1

< Back to The Misses Atcherley and the wonders of the Victorian Crowdfunders I will confess right now, this story is much more about the Salop Penitentiary than it is about the Misses Atcherley. After discovering that Anne, Hannah and Margaret had subscribed to this Salopian institution, I became curious as to exactly what it was. Finding little information online via… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and the wonders of the Victorian Crowdfunders

< Back to The Misses Atcherley and their seaside holidays – Part 2 In today’s online world, good causes clamouring for our cash are everywhere. Charities large and small seek donations to fund projects. Smaller groups and individuals use sites such as GoFundMe or Crowdfunder to process donations. Websites, social media and email are used to publicise these appeals and their… Read more »