Our thanks to everyone who has contributed so generously their photographs and other source material to the Bleasdale Archive, and to the staffs of The Harris Library, Preston, Lancaster Library, Eccles Library, Salford, and Lancashire Record Office.
Our special thanks to:
Mrs. Karen Macauley who has given us permission to quote from the biographies of the men of Bleasdale on the War Memorial which she has compiled, using, inter alia, sources which we have been unable to access, such as the War Diaries and Battalion official histories. She has created an invaluable resource for which we are most grateful.
Eileen Briggs and Stan Naylor for the detailed research on Private William Henry Smith.
Anthony Coppin for allowing us to use his article on Private John Harrison.
Online Sources include:
Births marriages and deaths indexes
Wills and probates
International Red Cross Prisoner of War records
Other internet sources.
Collections of Documentary Sources and current newspapers include:
Photographs, School Logbook and other material
Community History section, Harris Library, Preston
The Preston Guardian (on microfilm): see each biography.
1/4th Loyal North Lancashire History
Community History section, Lancaster Library
The Lancaster Guardian (on microfilm): see each biography.
Article on John Harrison by Anthony Coppin (no date)
Lancashire Record Office
Various records including: Garstang Deanery Magazine (LRO/PR3243) and Oakenclough Paper Mill (LRO/HHJa).