M Barraclough was the name of a mineral water manufacturing company set up in Baildon by Miles Barraclough.
1881 Census. 36 Northgate
- Miles Barraclough 55, Sausage Maker, born Horton.
- Hannah, wife, 55, born Idle.
- Charles Barraclough, Son, 25 Butcher, born Dudley Hill.
- Mary Barraclough, Daughter-in-Law, 25, born Lofthouse.
1891 census 36 Northgate
- Miles Barraclough 64, Herb Beer Manufacturer. Employer.
- Wife Hannah 63.
- Grandson, William Alderson, 22, assisting in business, born Shipley.
This suggests that Miles and Hannah has a daughter who married a Mr Alderson.
1888 Kelly´s Directory of Leeds Mils Barraclough of Northgate is listed as a Sausage Manufacturer
1894 White´s Directory of Leeds & the Clothing District Miles Barraclough of Northgate, Baildon is listed as a Shopkeeper.
He died 3 April 1907 living at 44 Northgate. Probate to Charles Barraclough (?son) 7 May £1723 17s
The M Barraclough company in 1960s & 70s was owned by Miles & Jack Alderson and operated from the Westgate warehouse between 7 and 9 Westgate.