Thursday, 2 January 2014
Houldsworth Arms, Reddish Green
This is the sign for the Houldsworth Arms, Reddish Green.
The arms are those of Sir William Henry Houldsworth, 1st Baronet (born Ardwick, Manchester 20 August 1834, died Kilmarnock 18 April 1917) who was a mill-owner in Reddish. He was Conservative MP for Manchester North West from 1883 to 1906, and sometime chairman of the Fine Cotton Spinners' Association. He was made a baronet in 1887. Houldsworth bought farmland by the Stockport Branch Canal in Reddish in the 1860s and built Reddish Mill, then the largest cotton-spinning mill in the world. The City of Manchester made him a freeman in 1905, and the Victoria University of Manchester awarded him an honorary LLD. In later life, Houldsworth moved away and concentrated on his estate at Kilmarnock, Scotland.
This view is of the rear of the pub. I didn't notice the two snowmen nor the seagull until I downloaded the photograph.
A contribution to signs, signs.