EATON HODGKINSON (1789-1861), English engineer, the son of a farmer, was born at Anderton near Northwich, Cheshire, on the 26th of February 1789.
After attending school at Northwich, he began to help his widowed mother on the farm, but to escape from that uncongenial occupation he persuaded her in 1811 to remove to Manchester and start a pawnbroking business.
WINSFORD, an urban district in the Northwich parliamentary division of Cheshire, England, on the river Weaver, 6 m.
Of Northwich, on the London & North-Western railway and the Cheshire lines.
In the town, which is only second to Northwich in this respect, large quantities of salt are raised and conveyed to Liverpool for exportation; being shipped in flats down the Weaver, which has been rendered navigable by an elaborate system of locks.
The chief centres of manufacture in England are at Northwich, Middlewich, Winsford and Sandbach in Cheshire, Weston-on-Trent in Staffordshire, Stoke Prior and Droitwich in Worcestershire and Middlesbrough in Yorkshire.) The Cheshire and Worcestershire salt deposits are by far the most important.
Thick was discovered at Marbury near Northwich by some men exploring for coal, at a depth of 34 yds.
In the Northwich district, and the upper layer is 25-50 yds.
This is the brine which is raised at the various pumping stations in Northwich and elsewhere around, and which serves to produce white salt.
At Northwich and Winsford scarcely a house or a chimney stack remains straight.
RUNCORN, a market town and river-port in the Northwich parliamentary division of Cheshire, England, on the S.
Cheshire Lines, worked by a committee representative of the Great Central,Great Northernand Midland Companies, andaffording important connexions between the lines of these systems and south Lancashire and Cheshire (Godley, Stockport, Warrington, Liverpool; Manchester and Liverpool; Manchester and Liverpool to Southport; Godley and Manchester to Northwich and Chester, &c.).
MIDDLEWICH, an urban district in the Northwich parliamentary division of Cheshire, England, 166 m.
Middlewich shares in the salt industry common to several towns, such as Northwich and Winsford, in this part of the county; there are also chemical works and a manufacture of condensed milk.