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14th February Saturday
A covered market opened in London Road February 14. The site is now covered by the railway station.(7)

18th February Wednesday
The treadmill was introduced into the New Bailey Prison February 18.(7)

29th February Sunday
Christ Church (Bible Christians), Every Street, opened February 29.(7)

8th March Monday
Mr. Matthew Falkner died at Burnley 8th March. He was born in 1738. He was the proprietor of the Manchester Herald, 1792. (Manchester School Register, vol. ii., p. 7.)(7)

23rd March Tuesday
5 George IV., cap. 10. Act for more effectually repairing and improving the roads from Hurdlow House, county of Derby, to Manchester, county of Lancaster, and other roads in the said counties and in the county palatine of Chester. March 23rd.(7)

29th March Monday
Mr. Edward Greaves, of Culcheth Hall, died March 29, aged 62. He was high sheriff of the county in 1812. A monument by Chantry is erected to his memory in the Collegiate Church.(7)

April
The Primitive Methodist Chapel opened in Jersey Street. April.(7)

April
There were labour riots, occasioned by the masters having increased the hours of labour from eleven to twelve hours. April.(7)

20th May Thursday
A company for a double railway between Liverpool and Manchester was formed May 20. The capital was in 4,000 shares of £100 each. George Stephenson was engineer. The Bill was lost in committee June 1, 1825.(7)

3rd June Thursday
5 George IV., cap. 95. Act for lighting, cleaning, watching, and improving the township of Hulme, and for regulating the police thereof. June 3rd.(7)

17th June Thursday
5 George IV., cap. 143. Act for making and maintaining a turnpike road from the road leading from Manchester to Bolton, to communicate with the road from Bury to Bolton. June 17th.(7)

June
Hugh Prichard publicly sold his wife, aged 26, for 3s. June.(7)

29th August Sunday
The Baptist Chapel, Great Mount Street, was opened August 29.(7)

30th August Monday
The Mersey and Irwell Navigation Company presented to the Manchester Museum the head of “Old Billy,” a horse which was said to have been in their service 62 years, August 30.(7)

16th October Saturday
The fall of an iron beam at the factory of Mr. Nathan Gough, Oldfield Lane, caused the death of nineteen persons and the injury of nineteen others. Oct. 16.(7)

25th December Saturday
The Unitarian Chapel, Greengate, Salford, was erected, and was opened on Christmas Day.(7)

1824
An Act of Parliament (5 George IV. cap. 133) passed for supplying Manchester with gas. The merit of originating the gasworks is due to Mr. G. W. Wood, M.P., and Mr. Thomas Fleming.(7)

1824
A covered market established in Brown Street.(7)

1824
Mr. John Houtson died at Ava. He was a native of Lawder, Roxburghshire, but came to Manchester at an early age, and engaged unsuccessfully in commerce. After becoming bankrupt he went out as part of a colony to Fernando Po. Afterwards he accompanied Giovanni Belzoni on his expedition to Central Africa, closing the eyes of the dead traveller, and brought back his ring and last message to his wife. Houtson then took passage to Ava, where he died a few days after his arrival. He was an early friend of Sir William Fairbairn, who has given an account of him in his autobiography. (Pole’s Life of Fairbairn.)(7)

1824
The Floral and Horticultural Society was established.(7)

1824
The Humane Society, for the recovery of persons apparently drowned or dead, was reorganised.(7)

1824
Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel erected in Cooper Street.(7)

1824
Mr. Dauntesay Hulme presented £10,000 to the General Infirmary (subject to a life annuity).(7)

1824
Mr. James Wroe died. He was an old bookseller, and started the Manchester Observer, which brought him into prison. He was an advanced Radical.(7)

1824
The Royal School of Medicine and Surgery was established in Pine Street. Previous to this there had been lectures on anatomy and physiology delivered by Dr. Charles White and others.(7)

1824. Radcliffe-Manchester
Letters arrived in Radcliffe at 12 o'clock at noon, and were despatched at 2-0. Michael Hornsby was postmaster, and kept the Boar's Head. Bull's Head was kept by Peter Ealker, and the Ram's Head by C. T. Cooper; Royal Oak, John Walker; Swan, Sarah Barton; Wilton Arms, L. Hampson; and Woolpack, by Michael Barlow. Two coaches and a van left for Manchester three times a week at 7-0 a.m.
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