Biddulph & District Genealogy & Historical Society Biddulph Grange by Kath Walton

Local and Family History for the Biddulph area


Welcome to the web site of the Biddulph and District Genealogy and Historical Society. The aim of the Society is to promote genealogy and local history particularly pertaining to the Biddulph area.

This will be achieved by:

  • undertaking research and publishing wherever possible
  • purchasing resources that may become available or required by the society
  • having a regular programme of speakers


1. Many thanks to Gordon and Pam Lomas for spending the morning of Saturday the 7th of April 2018 in a very busy Biddulph Library between 10 a.m. and 1.15 p.m. signing copies of their new book on Cowlishaw Walker.

It was also a pleasure to meet Sue Young (the great granddaughter of William George Cowlishaw) and family who had travelled from Daventry to be at the launch.

The display of photographs featuring the staff of the Company in the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s will remain in Biddulph Library for the rest of this month.

The book will remain on Sale at £5 (52 A4 pages) at Biddulph Library along with other recent publications:

Biddulph Grange Gardens on sale at £5 (52 A4 pages).

Transactions No.12 ‘Ada - Love At Jerusalem’ research by Christine Jesson (40 A4 pages at £4) and,

The special offer on copies of Images of England - Biddulph Volumes 1 and 2 by Derek Wheelhouse at the new low price of £6 each or both books for £10 continues

Please see the Publications page for a full list and short description of all the Society’s books.

2. Biddulph Old Hall and Grounds will be open again in 2018.

Biddulph Old Hall Open Days 2018

The Open Day dates are as follows:

Saturday June the 23rd from 12 noon until 5 p.m, and,

Saturday June the 30th from 12 noon until 5 p.m.

Admission £7.50 per head towards the Tower Staircase Fund.

Tea and Cakes will be served, £4.00 per head.

Copies of Nigel Daly's book 'The Lost Pre-Raphaelite' will be on sale at £20.00 and will be signed by the author.

3. Due to the demand for copies of Elaine Heathcote's Old Gillow the Society has now reprinted more copies of this publication (160 A4 pages at £12).

4. All the Societies books are available at Society Meetings, Leek Books and Biddulph Library. [Please note: The Biddulph High Street Book “Goowin dine th’grayn” is no longer available except as an Adobe PDF file]

5. The future of Footpath No. 29 and the Sprink tunnel: A member of the Planning Inspectorate visited the site in the week commencing the 19th February 2018 and the Biddulph Town Council await his report.

You can read the information about the Sprink Tunnel prepared for the Committee Meeting by clicking INFORMATION.

You can read the Chairman's letter to the Mrs Sarah Haydon, Chief Officer of Biddulph Town Council by clicking LETTER

Contact Names:

Chairperson - Mr. Roland Machin

David J. Outhwaite (Secretary & Sale of Publications)

You can ask David any questions about the BDGHS. However, if you have a genealogy or a family history question then you can Ask the Reverend Hadfield and a member of the Society will contact you, as soon as possible.

If you're a regular visitor you may wish to check the Site News page which not only lists the latest changes but also tells you how you can be notified by email of future changes.

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Local and Family History for the Biddulph area

These web pages are hosted by 1and1, and the site was originally

created by the late Mr. David Moore

Last updated: On the 28th of December 2017 by DJO