The following sources have been used in assembling these pages:
In the Footsteps of the Faithful, George Birtill (published by The Chorley Guardian, now
out of print).
Over the Five-Barred Gate, George Birtill.
A Place Called Brindle, Teresa Lawson.
How Lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of Hosts!, Teresa Lawson.
(The above 2
books were written by Teresa, a parishioner, to help with fund-raising for the church
restoration. Some copies may still be available from church.)
Picture of St Edmund Arrowsmith donated by Mr & Mrs C Hall (who insisted I keep it).
Photograph of Arrowsmith House with the permission of Mr & Mrs C Hall.
Photographs of the Church & surroundings with the permission of Fr G Lynch OSB.
Graveyard details from the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society (Preston
Biographical details of parish priests from the "Obit Book of the English
Benedictines from 1600-1912", Fr Henry Norbert Birt OSB (Downside) & information
provided by Fr Anselm Cooper, Archivist, Ampleforth Abbey.
Extra photos (improvements on some of mine) by James Gardner - thanks, son!
Additional information on St Edmund Arrowsmith from the Ladyewell Millennium Newsletter.
Biographies of those named on war memorials courtesy of Steve Williams, Brindle