Victorian author and poet Charles Henry Barstow

Charles Henry Barstow was born in 1856. Named after his father Charles Luke Bastow, he was the 2nd youngest child of Charles snr and Eliza Arundale, who in term gained the name from Charles Luke Adshead. Although born in Droylsden, the family moved to Hooley Hill, Audenshaw in the 1860's to Guide lane which was at the time a large hat manufacturing centre. Also popular in that area of Hooley Hill were non-conformists churches with 3 located roughly on Guide lane which passes through Hooley Hill. Its probable that the Barstow family took advantage of the school attached to Guide Lane Wesleyan Methodist chapel.


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