1770       

16th. September Sunday
Sarah Barlow died at the reputed age of 101 years, September 16.(7)

30th. November Friday
The peal of bells cast by Lester and Pack, of Whitechapel, for St. John’s Church, Deansgate, rung for the first time 30th November.(7)

1770
The health of the district was affected by an epidemic of ulcerous sore throat.(7)

1770
A day school was attached to St. John’s Church, and, besides being endowed by Mr. Edward Byrom, was aided by other gifts, as well as by the offertory money.(7)

1770
The first volume of Whitaker’s History of Manchester was published.. The second appeared in 1775.(7)

1770
A “Subscription Library for Promoting General Knowledge” was established. It was revived in 1802.(7)

1770
The Gentlemen’s Concert Club was originated at a tavern in the Market Place. (See under dates 1775 and 1831.) (7)

1770
The manufacture of ginghams, &c., was greatly improved by the inventions of Mr. Meadowcroft.(7)