Material relating to Brabyns farm / farmhouse / outbuildings :-
1. The transformation of a family estate (Brabyns) - Neil Mullineux
2. Fresh insights into Brabyns Hall by Hilary Atkinson, prepared for January 2024 MLHS Newsletter
Three photocopies of undated newspaper articles referring to the soldiers at Brabyns Hall
1. 'Wounded soldiers at Marple' describing the arrival of ten severely wounded soldiers
2. 'German guns close up trenches' - soldiers at Brabyns Hall were…
Grant of Easement dated 6.4.1989. between British Gas Plc and Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport with drawing showing plan for gas pipeline to be laid in Brabyns Park, from Compstall Road to Brabyns Brow also lease for governor site.
Nine colour photographs showing engraved tablet memorials for pets from Brabyns Hall Pets Cemetery, including Druid the mastiff drowned 1871, Sailor Jack from 1891, Rolly 1874 born at Pau, France, Victor the Great Dane and others.
A partial transcript of a talk given on the Hudson family by Mark Hudson to St Martin's Heritage Trust 2019 covering the Hudson family from their origins as Yeoman farmers in 1535 and their inheritance of Brabyns Hall. (12 Pages)
a. Single Page typed extract from The History of Bethlem (page 439) regarding embezzlement of funds from hospital's finances and the Hudson's involvement, with comments from Neil Mullineux. 2019
b. 7 Photocopied pages from Report of the…
Material from Hugh Fletcher's collection :
a. Typed Page titled "The Families who have owned and lived at Brabyns Hall, Marple Antiquarian Society".
b. Handwritten account of Nathaniel Wright of Brabyns by Hugh Fletcher.
Photocopy of black and white photograph of dignitaries outside Marple Military Hosptial including Duchess of Westminster, Miss Hudson, local worthies with doctors and nursing staff.
Printed key giving names and titles.
Taken June 15th 1916
Miscellaneous historical information and notes on Brabyns :
1. Pink card with brief history of Brabyns Hall from a United Nations Association Garden Party being held in the Walled Garden.
2. Three typed pages headed 'Various Notes : Brabyns' giving…
Three original copies of programmes for Garden Fetes held in 1950, 1955 and 1956 at Brabyns Hall Gardens organised by the United Nations' Association, Marple, Mellor and Ludworth Branch.
Programmes giving brief history of Brabyns Hall, events and…
Summary of e mail correspondence to Hilary Atkinson MLHS forwarding two photographs and jottings from talks with a lady, Mary Daniels, who lived at (or had links with) Brabyns Farm.
1. Child on bridge : Mary Daniels, (nee Boden) Iron…
Photocopy of Agreement for Tenancy between Charles Osborne and Marple UDC for Tenancy of Iron Bridge Lodge in Brabyns Park dated 1949 for one week at a cost of 6s 2d for rent, rates and water rent. Regulations and conditions of tenancy are on the…
Eight page on line version of a Booklet produced to prepare for submission with application for an HLF Project Planning Grant giving a brief history of the park and the iron bridge, the people involved in its construction and Salford Iron Works.
Miscellaneous magazine, newspaper articles, relating to Brabyns Park Iron Bridge including the campaign and formation of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project to acquire funds to restore the old Iron Bridge. Various dates 1991 -2008 and…
Miscellaneous Items relating to Brabyns Park : -
1898 Photocopy of J Wainwright's Waters Meeting drawing and poem
1911 Photocopy of Programme for Coronation festivities held at Brabyns Park
1973 Photocopy of painting of Brabyns Park, artist…
Photocopy in four parts on A3 paper : Plan of Parkland and of Brabyns Estate taking in Upper and Lower Watermeetings Farms, Springwood Hall, Aqueduct Mill and Cherry Tree Farm : Undated
Title reads The Plan referred to - Captain Thomas Hudson to…
Photocopy on A3 paper of Conveyance between Messrs W S Birch and J Ryde to Mrs Hudson regarding the Water Corn Mill, dwelling houses, cottages, land and premises at Marple Bridge. dated 4th September 1874 with location map.
In buff envelope
Photocopy on A3 paper of a Fire Insurance Policy from Municipal Mutual Insurance Ltd dated 29th September 1944, with schedule listing buildings on the estate and terms and conditions of the policy.
Rough sketch of buildings on Estate.