1787       

22nd. May Tuesday
The foundation stone of the New Bayley, or Prison for the Hundred of Salford, laid May 22 by Thomas Butterworth Bayley. It was opened for prisoners April, 1790. Large additions were made to it in 1816, but in 1872 it was sold to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company in consequence of the erection of the gaol in Strangeways.(7)

19th. June Tuesday
A meeting was convened at the Manchester Hotel, by the Boroughreeve, for the purpose of establishing fixed market days, June 19. (7)

22nd. June Friday
The Collegiate Church broken into and two surplices and the poor box stolen, June 22. (7)

July
The Rev. John Wesley held the annual conference of the ministers in his Connexion, at Manchester, in July. 150 preachers attended.(7)

19th. August Sunday
Mr. John Tipping died at his house, Ardwick Green, August 19.(7)

21st. September Friday
The Bishop of Chester consecrated a new burial ground in Ashley Lane, 21st September. It was closed in 1816, and after a period of neglect was covered and is now known as St. Michaelís Flags.(7)

1787
A flood in the Irwell which lasted for seven days carried away a portion of Salford Bridge.(7)

1787
The Rev. Robert Kenyon, incumbent of Salford Chapel, one of the feoffees and also librarian of the Chetham College, died, aged 45. (7)

1787
Muslin manufacture developed rapidly through mule spinning, and 500,000 pieces were manufactured in Great Britain. (7)

1787
The value of exported cotton goods, in this year, amounted to £1,101,457. This was immediately after Arkwrightís patent had been declared invalid.(7)

1787
It is stated that only forty-two spinning factories existed in Lancashire.(7)