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Old 09-01-2015, 08:45 PM   #8
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Tyldesley is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England.. It occupies an area north of Chat Moss near the foothills of the West Pennine Moors, 7.7 miles (12.4 km) east-southeast of Wigan and 8.9 miles (14.3 km) west-northwest of the city of Manchester. At the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, Tyldesley, which includes the outlying areas of Astley, Shakerley, Mosley Common and New Manchester, had a population of 34,000.. Following the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain, Tyldesley was part of the manor of Warrington, until the Norman conquest of England, when Tyldesley constituted a township called Tyldesley-with-Shakerley in the ancient parish of Leigh..Although industrial activity declined in the late 20th century, land reclamation and post-war residential developments have continued to alter Tyldesley's landscape..You won't see Rothschilds and co visiting the Local Half moon inn mind you.. The main road through Tyldesley is the A577 which runs on the high ground along the ridge on which the town centre is situated filling the air with Re in Car Nation toxicity...

Tyldesley meaning "Tilwald's clearing" is derived from the Old English (OE) personal name Tilwald (or Tīlwald) and leăh a "wood, clearing", suggesting what is now open land was once covered with forest..(not anymore)..The land rises from 100 feet (30 m) at the foot of the banks to 250 feet (76 m) at the highest point. Tyldesley is pronounced "Til-slee", and locally known as "Bongs".. In local pronunciation "Banks" was corrupted to "Bongs".. The old name for Mosley Common was the "Hurst" or "Tyldesleyhurst", the suffix "hyrst" means a wooded hill (OE)..The remains of a Roman road ran through the area, serving the camps at Coccium (Wigan) and Mamucium (Manchester)..The manor house was Astley Hall which, in 1212, was home to Hugh Tyldesley, Lord of the Manors of Astley and Tyldesley..Cleworth Hall, recorded as Cluworth in 1333, was part of the Tyldesley lands on higher ground north of the high road..It passed to Nicholas Starkie of Huntroyde by his marriage to Anne Parr in 1578 and in 1594 was associated with witchcraft..Two children, John and Anne Starkie became "possessed of evil spirits".. A well-known "conjurer" or wise man, Edmund Hartley, was asked to cure them, which he apparently did before demanding money which was refused.. Hartley threatened trouble and Starkie denounced him and Hartley was taken for trial to Lancaster Castle in 1597 where he was tried and found guilty of witchcraft.. He was hanged, twice, as the rope broke at the first attempt..In the early 18th century Tyldesley was a collection of cottages and farms around the halls scattered across the township with no church or inn...

John Aikin described the area in 1795 in his book A Description of the Countryside from 30 to 40 Miles around Manchester...

The Banks of Tildesley, in the Parish of Leigh, are about one mile and a half in length, and command a most beautiful prospect into se7en counties: the springs remarkably clear (Not anymore) and most excellently adapted to the purposes of bleaching.. The land is rich, but mostly in meadow and pastures, for milk, butter, and the noted Leigh cheese.. The estate had, in the year 1780, only two farm houses and eight or nine cottages, but now contains 162 houses, a neat chapel, and 976 inhabitants, who employ 325 looms in the cotton Manufactories .....Tyldesley's first inns were the Flaming Castle built in 1778 and the Green Dragon of 1781..Until the Industrial Revolution, Tyldesley was rural, agriculture and cottage spinning and weaving, mainly muslin(muslin not muslim) and fustian (fustian not fanatic), were the chief occupations before 1800.. Silk weaving became an important cottage industry after 1827 when silk was brought from Manchester..After the railway was completed in 1864, coal mining became the dominant industry and the town was surrounded by collieries for over 100 years until the industry declined after the Second World War...

The worst mining disaster occurred at Yew Tree Colliery on 11 December 1858 when an explosion of firedamp caused by a safety lamp cost 25 lives, the youngest victim was 11, and the oldest, 35 years of age.. Some of the victims are buried in the churchyard at St George's Church.. Another explosion on 6 March 1877 at Great Boys Colliery cost 8 lives and on 2 October 1883, six men died when the cage rope broke at Nelson Colliery in Shakerley.. On 1 October 1895 five men including the colliery manager and undermanager died at Shakerley Colliery after an explosion of firedamp..Tyldesley is an electoral ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan electing 3 councillors to the 75-member metropolitan borough council, Wigan's local authority.. Since the closure of the mines and demolition of the factories, St George's Church—one of the few structures in the town built of stone, with a spire rising to 150 feet (46 m) in height—and Top Chapel in the Market Square have become the chief landmarks..Tyldesley's wealth(where exactly ! its not over there, its not under here) as an industrial town resulted in outlets for the entertainment of its population, including cinemas and public houses..United Utilities manage Tyldesley's drinking and waste water..Tyldesley is policed by the GMP force from Atherton Police Station, which covers Aton, TyldesLey, AstLey (never gonna give U Up) and MosLey Common as muck...For many years Tyldesley's landscape was dominated by factory chimneys and pit headgear..The pool is now the Pelican Centre... never fails to amaze me what a man will do to get into the Oval Office.. Oh, no, I'll take a hallucination like that,anytime..How'd you know I had a sister Mary?..

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