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J. K. Broadbent

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January 1880.

of Minerva Works, Park Street, Cheetham, Manchester

1863 Joseph K. Broadbent listed as 'mechanic', 2 Webster Street, Pigot Street, Greenheys [1]

1874 Partnership between Joseph Knowles Broadbent and Henry Hurst, Engineers, of Park Street, Cheetham, Manchester, under the style or firm of J. K. Broadbent and H. Hurst, dissolved by mutual consent. Business to be continued in the name of J K Broadbent [2]

1877 Listed as J K Broadbent, Engineer, 38 Park Street [3]. This was the last address on the west end, north side, of Park Street. Park Street was a short distance north of Victoria Station. Another engineering company on this side of Park Street was William Carver at No. 10, about 100 yards east of Broadbent's small premises.

1880 Advertising 'The Minerva' combined engine and boiler.

1891 Later, at Minerva Works: 'SALES BY AUCTION .... Lot 10. WAREHOUSES, WORKS, and BUILDINGS, called Minerva Works, Nos. 38, Park-street, and 22, Dutton-street, Cheetham, Manchester, occupied by Mr. John S. Livingstone, except a basement which is occupied by Messrs. Hothersill and Co. The adjoining premises the rear have the use on sufferance only of the gateway entrance from Dutton-street. The steam power and shafting and teagles belong to the tenant. Contents of sites, 346 square yards and 192 1/3 square yards.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1863
  2. The London Gazette, February 27, 1874
  3. Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1877-8, Part 2
  4. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 17 January 1891