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ATC History.

As part of the 1082 Brimington & District Squadron of Air Training Corp’s (ATC) 80th anniversary, they are researching the squadron’s history.  If you have any information that might help the ATC, please email

Published 06 February 2021

Our website is launched

We have launched our new website and hope you find it interesting. Our old website was with BT, who have discontinued their free provision from May 2021. We think this is regrettable and now means that we have to pay for this new website facility. In the coming months we will develop this site, with new content and more downloadable articles.

Published 31 January 2021

Coronavirus meetings programme update – no meetings until at least September 2021.

The local history group committee has regrettably concluded that we cannot hold any meetings until further notice. If safe, we will look to reopen for meetings in September 2021. This, however, depends on a number of factors which includes government advice and regulations, the Brimington Community Centre being reopened and our own risk assessments. We hope that our members and visitors will understand this decision, which has also been taken by many other similar organisations. We will keep you up-to-date with developments as an when they occur.

First published 19 August 2020, revised 19 October 2020 and 13 January 2021.

Miscellany 13 is in preparation.

Despite the Coronavirus we will still be publishing, in the first half of 2021, the thirteenth edition of Brimington and Tapton Miscellany. This will be distributed to all our members who were in membership during 2020 and will be available to purchase as normal. Articles will include the following; the second part of Paul Freeman’s article on how the the Spanish Flu outbreak impacted  Brimington and Tapton; St Mary’s Mission Church on Brimington Common (part one) and the The Unwin family at Brimington Hall.  Plus our usual chronicle of local events during 2020. Depending on space we may also be able to include a short history of Tapton House.

Published 13 January 2021, updated 10 February 2021.

We’ve added another free download. This one explores the history of the site of the former Labour rooms and Brimington Spiritualist Church on John Street.

Following a request for information on 37A and 37B John Street, Philip Cousins produced this brief history of the site. It includes references to a short-lived rival to the Brimington Club, the Air Training Corps, Brimington Labour Party and the Brimington Spiritualist Church, who all found their home on this plot of land. The concise account also touches on the Brimington Freehold Land Society, which at one time owned the land. The involvement of this society is one reason why John Street had little in the way of the terraced housing found on Foljambe Road and Heywood Street. This brief account has not been published in Miscellany.

To down-load the article as a pdf visit our downloads page. 

Published 19 October 2020.

Brimington’s pop and jam factory history published on-line

We have made available, as a free download, a history of Brimington’s short-lived mineral water, followed by equally short-lived preserve (jam) manufactories. These two sequential businesses were on Coronation Road and operated in the early 20th century. The account has been extracted from Brimington and Tapton Miscellany 1, (for 2008).

To down-load the article as a pdf visit our downloads page. 

Published 19 August 2020.

Henry Bradley article available to download.

We have made available a free down-load from an article in Brimington and Tapton Miscellany 10, (for 2018) by Philip Cousins on Henry Bradley.

To down-load the article as a pdf visit our downloads page. 

Page content last updated 13 February 2021.

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