The Manchester Evening News - in an article dated July 4, 2017 - reports retired journalist and broadcaster Dave Hulme is attempting to locate descendants of victims of the deadly Vernon Mills fire.
The Nov. 5, 1902 blaze - which broke out in a cotton spinning machine on the third floor for the No. 1 mill - killed nine men, including Hulme's great grandfather, Issac Peet. They were Thomas Hipwell, Joseph Beard, George Rowarth, Thomas Ashton, John Cotton, William Wright, Richard Jones and Robert Hunt.
Additionally, Joseph Adshead, who suffered burns, died three years later.