A postcard of Joshua Bradley's property and residence, Mottram Road, Godley.
He lived (and died) in the middle house.
The house as it looks today, complete with a blue plaque.There is also a similar plaque on Hyde Town Hall.
(Courtesy of Google maps)
Joshua Bradley - a short summary
A local man, born in a humble cottage in Further Lane, Hattersley.
his father died he was sent to work to learn pin winding and ball
making with a local thread manufacturer.
Through hard work he rose to manage the Boston Cotton Mill in Hyde
and in 1885 was elected to Hyde Town Council to represent Godley Ward.
He retired in 1888 and died in 1898.
The large bell in Hyde Town Hall was given by Joshua Bradley and is known as "Owd Joss".
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