Notable People

A few notable people have been associated with Bradwall including Edwin Foden, (1841–1911), was a vehicle manufacturer who founded Foden Trucks and Fodens Motor Works Band. He died at his home, Elworth House, then in Bradwall parish. Other members of the family business included his sons, William Foden (1868–1964) and Edwin Richard Foden (1870–1950), who were born at Bradwall Green, and Foden senior’s business partner, George Hancock (c.1823), who was a neighbour on Foundry Street, Bradwall in 1871.

Another notable person was the Rev. John Richard Armitstead (1829–1919) who was born at Springfields, Bradwall, and succeeded his father as vicar of St Mary’s Church, Sandbach in October 1865.