The following is an extract from a journal
Stockport 13 December
He spoke at New Mills this morning from Joel 2:12-13 and at noon from Numbers [?]: 29. He found it good to fast.
Bardsley moved on to Stockport and preached from John 11: 28-29.
Hollin Yate 14 [December]
Blessed be God, he arrived home again [Manchester]. He called upon his dear mother [Martha Bardsley] this morning and found her unwell. He was sorry that he could not stay longer with her. 'The people's importunities kept me so that I did not return to Manchester as soon as I should. A desire of being useful to souls detained me'. He preached here on the text "For thou hast delivered my soul from death".