25 March 2016

William Hoyle: Layton Cemetery, Blackpool #4


'IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
WILLIAM HOYLE,
AUTHOR OF
HYMNS AND SONGS
DAISY BALLADS ETC,
AND FOUNDER OF THE
LANCASHIRE
AND CHESHIRE
BAND OF HOPE UNION
WHO DIED
AT SOUTH SHORE,
NOVR 14TH 1895,
AGED 61 YEARS.'

The full title of William Hoyle's first mentioned book here is Hymns and Songs: For Temperance Societies and Bands of Hope. Hoyle was one of the secretaries of the Lancashire and Cheshire Band of Hope Union. He was also an ardent free trader. His other publications include Fifty years of drinking and its influence upon the wealth and industrial well-being of the nation (Manchester: United Kingdom Alliance, 1880) and Our national drink bill as it affects the nation's well-being: a series of letters to the "Times" and other newspapers together with original articles (Glasgow: J. Hamilton; London: National Temperance Publication Depot, 1884).

Many thanks to The Friends of Layton Cemetery for their amazingly enthusiastic help with all our grave enquiries.

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