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Set within an Italianate mansion Bankfield Museum is the former home of textile mill owner Edward Ackroyd. The museum houses an impressive, internationally renowned collection of textiles, both historic, contemporary and from around the world. We specialise in contemporary craft and have a diverse programme of exhibitions throughout the year. Highlights include a rare collection of Balkan Costume collection by 19th century traveller Edith Durham, The Duke of Wellington Regiment permanent exhibition, Toy gallery and an extensive collection of contemporary baskets and textiles by leading international and British designer makers. Regular family events include exhibition trails and treasure hunts, hands on craft workshops, design competitions and dressing up sessions. Adult workshops, meet the maker sessions and lectures by leading names a speciality.

Details: Bankfield Museum. Email: bankfield.museum@calderdale.gov.uk

Boothtown Road
West Yorkshire
Tel: +44 (0)1422 354 823
Fax: +44 (0)1422 349 020

1. ACKROYD : ARGENTIERO : YATES : Searching for birth daughter. She was born, October 10, 1981. I believe the hospital was Florida Hospital Altamonte. The attorney used was in Altamonte Springs, Fl. I was 17 at the time. ...
2. ACKROYD : I am looking for my aunt and uncle: Anna Ackroyd and Lewis Ackroyd, whose last address known to me was 97 Trowbridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lewis (or Louis) was a motorman for the street railway. ...

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Ackroyd Avenue Allotments Manchester


Ackroyd Avenue
Abbey Hey

Contact: Mr Dave Lilley 29 Ackroyd Avenue, Abbey Hey, Manchester. M18 8TL 

Telephone: 0161 370 3937. Availability: Nine vacant plots. Information: 117 plots.

A friendly society, with meetings held on the first Sunday of each month, a community hut on Ackroyd Avenue and a flower and vegetable show at the end of August each year.

THE Revd William Lancelot Ackroyd, who, before his death on 8 December, aged 106, was the oldest priest in the Church of England, was brought up in Kent, and educated at Ashford Grammar School. Read more...
London Streets > Lewisham
Local guide to Ackroyd Road, SE23
Ackroyd Road is located in the borough of Lewisham. More...
Alfred Ackroyd (born August 29, 1858 in Oakroyd Hall, Birkenshaw, Leeds, Yorkshire, England and died October 3, 1927 in Eccles, Lancashire, England) was an English cricketer who played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He only ever made two appearances for Yorkshire and averaged 15 with the bat and 10.66 with the ball taking 3 wickets.
Harold Ackroyd VC, MC (18 July 187711 August 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Peter Ackroyd (born October 5 1949, London) is an English author.

Ackroyds mother worked in the personnel department of an engineering firm and his father had left home when Ackroyd was a baby. He was reading newspapers at the age of 5 and wrote a play about Guy Fawkes when he was 9. He also first realised he was gay at the age of 7.

Ackroyd won a double first in English at Clare College, Cambridge as an undergraduate and was a Mellon Fellow at Yale University, in the United States. Read more...

Edward Ackroyd (1810-1887), English manufacturer, was born into a textile manufacturing family in 1810, and when he died in 1887, he still owned the family firm. He inherited "James Ackroyd & Sons Ltd." from his father in 1847, and he became the owner of one of the country's largest worsted manufacturers.............

Ackroyd was well read and concerned about the fortunes of Halifax and the terrible social conditions that grew out of the industrial revolution. He funded and supported a local allotment society and many institutions for the working classes, a school for child labourers, a workers' pension scheme, the first working men's college outside London, a large church, and a cemetery.

In the mid 1850s, he helped found the Yorkshire Penny Bank (to encourage workers to save) Read more of this fascinating story.

Peter Ackroyd Biography (1949 )

Writer, born in Acton, London, UK. He studied at Cambridge, and spent some time at Yale. He is chiefly known for his biographical studies of Pound, T S Eliot, Dickens, and Thomas More, and also for his fiction, which includes The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983), Hawksmoor (1985, Whitbread), First Light (1989), Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (1994), Milton in America (1996), and The Lambs of London (2004). His other work includes poetry, television criticism, and regular reviews for The Times since 1986. Later works include The Life of Thomas More (1998), The Plato Papers, a Novel (1999), and London: The Biography (2001). In 2003 appeared the first two volumes of his Voyages Through Time series for children: The Beginning and Escape from Earth.

He also enlisted the help of John "Ackers" Ackroyd, the designer of 1983's land-speed-record-breaking car Thrust 2. They came up a wingless rocket-powered jet fighter on wheels. Read more...
ACKROYDS was established in 1994 with the buyout of the Service Department from Ackroyd Typewriter Company which was founded in 1948.

With both partners having been involved with the Service and Repair of equipment for over 30 years, we can offer support on Hardware as well as Software on a number of machines. We are still able to Service or Repair Typewriters (manual and electronic) and the early Word Processors as well as Laptops, PC's, Printers, Scanners, Shredders, Binders, OHP's, Facsimile and Dictating Machines. Plus sales of new and used equipment, upgrades and supplies. Read more...

Ackroyd & Best Ltd. were well known internationally through their sales of miners' safety lamps and to a lesser extent their distinctive brass and alloy lamp checks. What is less well known is that the company produced a whole range of other checks, tallies, tickets, passes and tokens. In addition to this for a very limited period c.1920 they were also contracted to mint coins for British East Africa. Read more...
Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh was born on August 15, 1872, in Calcutta. His father, Dr. Krishnadhan Ghosh, a civil medical officer in Bengal, added the middle name Ackroyd because a Miss Ackroyd, a visitor from England, was present at his birth. Read more...
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