The Diary of Thomas Leech 1843

About this diary:
This diary appears to have been written by Thomas Leech, but once again he refers to himself throughout in the third person. The entries are detailed and concise, with little personal or emotional input. This acts as a memorandum of business, detailing meetings, activities of the workhouse and doing the business accounts.

On page twelve we see a rare insight into the personal side of Thomas Leech, when on a trip to Darton in Yorkshire (where he lived previously to Urmston Cottage), he visited family tombstones at Darton church and took inscriptions of the tomb stones in memory of his father and uncle James.

This diary demonstrates the significance of the diary as a source for historians, and also presents an interesting read for those interested in this particular era.

How to use the diary books:
To use the diary wait for it to load onto the screen and using either the navigation buttons underneath the diary to flick from page to page. Also you can click and drag the corneres of the diary just like you would do if you were opening the book yourself. If the writing is too small, you can use the zoom buttons indicated by the plus and minus signs from the navigation bar above the diary, or simply use the full screen button and the flip diary will encapsulate the whole screen, giving you the best experience.

This will be replaced by the SWF.