M Barraclough was the name of a mineral water manufacturing company set up in Baildon by Miles Barraclough.
1881 Census. 36 Northgate
- Miles Barraclough 55, Sausage Maker, born Horton.
- Hannah, wife, 55, born Idle.
- Charles Barraclough, Son, 25 Butcher, born Dudley Hill.
- Mary Barraclough, Daughter-in-Law, 25, born Lofthouse.
1891 census 36 Northgate
- Miles Barraclough 64, Herb Beer Manufacturer. Employer.
- Wife Hannah 63.
- Grandson, William Alderson, 22, assisting in business, born Shipley.
This suggests that Miles and Hannah has a daughter who married a Mr Alderson.
1888 Kelly´s Directory of Leeds Mils Barraclough of Northgate is listed as a Sausage Manufacturer
1894 White´s Directory of Leeds & the Clothing District Miles Barraclough of Northgate, Baildon is listed as a Shopkeeper.
He died 3 April 1907 living at 44 Northgate. Probate to Charles Barraclough (?son) 7 May £1723 17s
1911 Census. 11 Westgate
- Miles Alderson, 33. Mineral Water Manufacturer, Westgate, Baildon.
- Pamela Alderson, 34 wife.
- Charles Alderson, 10 son.
- Albert Alderson, 9, son.
- Alice Alderson, 1, daughter.
1911 census. 44 Northgate
- Charles Alderson, 36. Milk Dealer.
- Annie, his wife, 33 assisting in the business.
1912 Post Office Directory
9 Westgate, M Barraclough, minl. water manf.
The M Barraclough company in 1960s & 70s was owned by Miles & Jack Alderson and operated from the Westgate warehouse between 7 and 9 Westgate. Photo below.