Monday, 6 April 2009

Original Historical research by Michael Braham

I ought to acknowlege that the research for the postings below was done by Michael who sent a brown paper envelope through the post to me with photocopies of the cartoon. Michael is now a senior partner in Brighouses solicitors in Southport-and yes that is the same Brighouse who is lampooned in the cartoon. The Cockshott name is also preserved in as another local frm of solicitors. As far as I know neither firms are known today for their support of temperance although we still have two temperance halls-one in the town centre and one at Marshside. Mr Connard the Lord Street jeweller is chair of the Temperance Association.