Photographs: Herbert Brierleys Residences

Scope and Content

Including Red Gables, Penmaenmawr and Algiers, Rhos-on-Sea.

Herbert Brierley moved from Rochdale, Lancashire to Red Gable, Penmaenmawr in 1920 having made his money during the war years as a Flannel Mill Owner. He got out before the crash of the cotton Famine and the decline, in general, of Mills in the [Rochdale] area. However his wife, Mary Hornby, was very fussy and didn't like how the house was so close to the mountain. It got on her nerves, because she felt over-powered by it; maybe it cast a shadow over the house [?] The garden was purported to go down to the sea, and split into terraces. The main door was out onto the garden, via a veranda. The door at the back came out onto the main road. From here they moved to Algiers, Rhos on Sea (1928), a house built in 1925 of sandstone. [They were not the first owners]. Herbert occupied the whole house. Today it has been divided into two and the Garage and Chauffeur's residence made into a separate home. The Brierleys' family came from Cleckheaton, Parish of Birstal in the county of York. Herbert's father, John, his father's brother James Platt and Grandfather William were in business together. They had an Iron Foundry; although this failed, they held a Patent. Title on Invention - Improvements in looms in weaving (The London Gazette,1891, p.1691). His father John was also a Brass and Bell Founder at Upper Lane, Cleckheaton. He later became a Chemist and Brewer in Frodsham, Cheshire, 1881. Herbert Brierley was Angela Sams' (the depositor) Great Grandfather. His daughter Agnes Maud married Frederick Bibby. Frederick's daughter Beatrice Doreen Sams (nee Bibby) is Angela Sams's mother.

[Digital Copies]

Size: 8.02 MB (8,410,233 bytes)

File Format: Jpeg

File Creation: 2007-2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see