I decided to see if I could find out who the people mentioned in these newspaper reports were. I did some “googling” and discovered two useful sources of information. One was Wigan World, a website with all sorts of interesting stuff about Wigan and its history. The other was the index of the Haigh Estate … Continue reading Not a grass roots movement
The 1879 report gave much more detail about the society which supported what I had been thinking and told me more about the people involved : “The idea of establishing a floral society in the midst of the busy mining population of New Springs originated about 2 years ago with the Rev. C.H. James, the … Continue reading New Springs Floral Society – Second Annual Show of Window Plants 1879.