Manchester firework making history

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by Coz, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Coz

    Coz

    Doing family research , my 2x great grandfather Luke Midgely is listed as a firework maker in the 1851 census. He lived near Angel Meadows central Manchester - an area of dreadful slums. By the next census in 1861 he is dead( in his 50’s) leaving a wife and lots of children. I can’t find any references to firework making in Manchester at that time- it must have been fairly nearby. Any thought or knowledge on it?