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15th November Saturday Radcliffe-Preston
There appears to have been a paper mill at or near Radcliffe at this time. In the diary of the Rev. Peter Walkden, under date November 15, 1729, he records a visit to Preston, where, at the "Flying Horse," he "set and dined with 3 soldiers and a paper maker that comes from near Radcliffe."
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21st. September Sunday Manchester
Rev. William Hudlestone, formerly a Benedictine Missionary, preached a recantation sermon 21st September, before Bishop Peploe, in the Collegiate Church, The sermon has been printed. He was a native of Cambridgeshire but belonged to a Lancashire family which had already given several priests to the Church of Rome. Hudleston’s sermon is noticed in Earwaker’s Local Gleanings, No. 628.(7)

1729. Manchester
The old Exchange, Manchester, built at the charge of Sir Oswald Mosley.(7)

1729. Manchester
The character of the inhabitants of Manchester at this time is described to be “of a good sort, being pretty much of the old English temper, hearty and sincere in their affections and expressions, given to hospitality; very kind and civil to their friends, but very stiff and resolute against their enemies.”(7)

1729. Kersal Moor
The establishment of races on Kersal Moor caused some controversy. The project is strongly censured in a pamphlet attributed to John Byrom. Dr. Peploe at the same time denounced assemblies, and prohibited clergymen from attending them.(7)