The Editors desire to acknowledge the assistance and information
given by the Rev. S. E. Collinson, Mr. E. Dickson, Mr. J. T. Fair,
Mr. W. J. Fitzherbert-Brockholes, D.L., J.P., Mr. Joseph Gillow,
Mr. D. Howsin, Mr. A. Jobling, the Rev. J. Keating, Dr. J. A. Laycock,
Mr. E. A. Le Gendre Starkie, J.P., the Rev. E. T. Millard, the Rev. B.
Nightingale, M.A., Mr. James Openshaw, M.A., the Rev. J. F. H.
Parker, Mr. W. Parker, Captain C. B. Petre, the Rev. D. Schofield,
Mr. W. W. Simpson, J.P., Mr. R. Trappes-Lomax, J.P., and Miss
Weld, also the Town Clerks of Blackpool and Preston and the Librarian
They also wish to tender their thanks to Mr. J. P. Rylands,
F.S.A., for revising the heraldry.
For illustrations and information regarding the architecture of the
county the Editors are indebted to Sir George F. Toulmin, M.P., the
Editor and Proprietors of 'Country Life' (for photographs of Shireburne
Almshouses and Stonyhurst Gateway Tower), the Society of Antiquaries,
Messrs. Austin & Paley, the Rev. W. Bodkin, S.J., Mr. W. Ellison
Fenwicke, and Mr. T. Harrison Myres.