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Lancashire Characters and Places

Thomas Newbigging (1833-1914)

1. 01 - John Critchley Prince
2. 02 - The last of the ale-tasters
3. 03 - Edwin Waugh
4. 04 - The Gull Moss
5. 05 - Lancashire factory doffers
6. 06 - James Leach the Lancashire composer
7. 07 - Rossendale past and present
8. 08 - The Lakes of Dean
9. 09 - Afield with the geologists
10. 10 - Old John's Sunday dinner
11. 11 - An ambrosial noon
12. 12 - The Irwell
13. 13 - Rough Lee
14. 14 - Some Lancashire characters and incidents

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An eclectic collection of essays on late 19th-century Lancashire culture and life, including essays on the poets John Critchley Prince and Edwin Waugh. Thomas Newbigging was born in Glasgow and died in Knutsford, Chesshire, living in between in Rossendale, Pernambuco, and Manchester. A gas manager by profession and writer-historian by inclination, his two major works were the Handbook for Gas Engineers and Managers (1889) and the History of the Forest of Rossendale (1893).