Lancashire Temperance Workers

Winskill, P.T. (1892) Lancashire Temperance Workers. [Image]

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This illustration of figures from the early days of the temperance movement shows that Joseph Livesey (no. 2) did not work in isolation, although he was known as ‘the father of teetotalism.’ In particular, Thomas Walmsley (no. 3) had a great influence on the movement, both in Preston and further afield. This image is from P.T.Winskill’s ‘The Temperance Movement and its Workers.’

1 JOHN FINCH, Liverpool, honorary missionary of the Temperance movement in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, and its first Historian.
2 JOSEPH LIVESEY, Merchant, Preston, Father of Teetotalism.
3 THOMAS WALMSLEY, President of the Preston Temperance Society.
4 JAMES GANDY, Warrington, Secretary of Warrington Young Men’s Total Abstinence Society, 1835, a 54 years worker.
5 ROBERT GARNETT, J.P., Warrington and Penketh, President of Warrington Temperance Union, 1882-1888

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