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Mr. John Yarwood managing his colonies of bees (Ashton-on-Mersey, c.1910).

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Brothers Sam and John Yarwood, photographed possibly at Wellfield Nursery (Ashton-on-Mersey, c.1910s).

Considered one of Britain’s most-celebrated sopranos of the 20th century, Dame Isobel Baillie, DBE is often associated with the opera, oratorio and lieder. She was the first British singer to perform in California’s Hollywood Bowl, and was appointed…

Maria Margaret Netherwood, who chose to be known as Margaret throughout her life, was born in the city of Sheffield on 22nd March 1881, the daughter of Joseph Walshaw Netherwood and Eliza (neé Fenner). Sometime between 1891 and 1901, the Netherwood…

James Gibson was a businessman who was responsible for saving Manchester United from financial ruin in the 1930s.

Lowry was an internationally-acclaimed artist, who developed his own distinctive style of painting and is best known for his industrial and urban landscapes. A blue plaque commemorating his lifetime achievements was erected in 2001 at the Limelight…

Playwright and author of the 1956 children's classic, 'The One Hundred and One Dalmations', or 'The Great Dog Robbery'. In 2002, a blue plaque in honour of Dodie Smith was erected at her childhood home on Talbot Road, in Stretford.

Entrepreneur and philanthropist, John Rylands was Manchester's first multi-millionaire. He was responsible for the construction of both Stretford Public Hall and Longford Hall. In 2009, a blue plaque was erected in his honour at Longford Park, in…

Promoted to the rank of Superintendent of the Manchester Division of the Lancashire Constabulary, James Bent was responsible for the creation of a soup kitchen in Old Trafford, Stretford. This programme was likely responsible for the survival of…

Duncan Edwards was a Manchester United footballer, who also played for the England national team. He was one of the eight Busby Babes who lost their lives in the Munich Air Disaster (1958). On 7 July 2011, a blue plaque was erected at 19 Gorse Hill…
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