1780       

4th. July Tuesday
The following notice was issued 4th July: ďThe ladiesí stand on Kersal Moor will be opened on Wednesday next for the accommodation of ladies and gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood of Manchester, where coffee, tea, chocolate, strawberries, cream, &c., will be provided every Wednesday and Friday during the strawberry season. By the publicís most obliged and humble servant, ELIZABETH RAFFALD.Ē (Palatine Note-book, vol. i., p. 143.)(7)

July
A riot arose in July owing to the indignation of the people on account of some military floggings. (See under date 1781.)(7)

1780
An old man, who died this year, remembered the site of St. Annís Church and Square a cornfield. The old name of the locality was Acres Field.(7)

1780
The old Chorlton Chapel, taken down in the preceding year, replaced by a brick structure, and dedicated to St. Clement.(7)

1780
Cotton was picked, batted, slubbed, and wound on one spindle up to this period.(7)

1780
The average import of cotton wool per year at this period was 6,766,613lb. and the official value of British cotton goods of all kinds exported in this year was £355,060.(7)

1780
The manufacture of muslins was introduced.(7)

1780. Radcliffe
First cotton mill erected in Radcliffe by Sir Robert Peel. Commenced working by Peel and Yates 1781. Burnt down February 5th, 1851, when it belonged to Mr. William Craig.
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