Some of his first attempts in public speaking were at meetings which he convened at Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Rochdale and other adjacent towns, to advocate the establishment of British schools.
JAMES PRESCOTT JOULE (1818-1889), English physicist, was born on the 24th of December 1818, at Salford, near Manchester.
SALFORD, a municipal, county-and parliamentary borough of Lancashire, England, 189 m.
Salford also gives its name to the hundred of south-west Lancashire in which Manchester is situated; probably because when the district was divided into hundreds Manchester was in a ruinous condition from Danish ravages.
The parliamentary and municipal boundaries of Salford are identical; area, 5170 acres.
The borough, composed of three townships identical with the ancient manors of Salford, Pendleton and Broughton, is for the most part separated from Manchester by the river Irwell, which is crossed by a series of bridges.
At the other extremity of Salford it joins the borough of Eccles.
The chief railway station is Exchange station, which is in Salford, but has its main approach in Manchester.
Until 1634 Salford was entirely dependent upon Manchester in its ecclesiastical arrangements.
In that year Sacred Trinity Church ("Salford Chapel") was built and endowed under the will of Humphrey Booth the elder, who also founded charities which have grown greatly in value.
Salford is the seat of a Roman Catholic bishopric, and its cathedral, St John's, with its spire of 240 ft., is the most noteworthy ecclesiastical building in the borough.
Salford has been to a large extent overshadowed by Manchester, and the two boroughs, in spite of their separate government, are so closely connected as to be one great urban area.
Many of the institutions in Manchester are intended for the service also of Salford, which, however, has resisted all attempts at municipal amalgamation.
The chief public buildings are the museum and art gallery at Peel Park, the technical school, the education offices and the Salford Hospital.
Altogether Salford has thirty parks and open spaces having a total area of 217 acres.
The commercial and industrial history of Salford is closely bound up with that of Manchester.
Salford has a separate commission of the peace.
Domesday Book mentions Salford as held by Edward the Confessor and as having a forest three leagues long and the same broad.
Salford and Pendleton are still parts of the ancient duchy of Lancaster, belonging to the English crown.
In 1813 the Manchester and Salford (now the North of William Livingston.
In 1872 he was consecrated bishop of Salford, and in 1892 succeeded Manning as archbishop of Westminster, receiving the cardinal's hat in 1893.
In 1231 Ranulf de Blundeville, earl of Chester, granted a charter constituting Salford a "free borough."
And the parliament, Salford was royalist, and the unsuccessful siege of Manchester was conducted from its side of the Irwell.
- There is no separate history of Salford; see publications named under MANCHESTER.