Eccles Shorrock: Bibliography and Acknowledgements
My thanks must be recorded to Julian M. Marshall for allowing me to use her work cited below.
My interest in Eccles Shorrock, stems from my first meeting, in 1991 with Julian Marshall, Eccles Shorrock's Great-Granddaughter. Eccles Shorrock's eldest child, Constance was Julian's Grandmother. Julian was looking for information about her antecedent. Surprisingly, an initial trawl through the resources held in Darwen Library yielded very little about Eccles. Faced with such an overwhelming lack of material, Julian's quest to discover more about the life and times of her Great-Grandfather had begun. I am convinced that Eccles Shorrock would have been proud of her efforts in researching and compiling this study. For future students and 'Darwener's' interested in their heritage, Julian's dissertation stands as a definitive history, re-counting as it does by fictional narrative and extensive notation the many faceted life of an eminently remarkable man.
I have used Julian's biography of Eccles Shorrock extensively as my main source of information, containing as it does a wealth of resources, including newscuttings, pamphlets, maps, census returns and illustrations.
Marshall, Julian M., Eccles Shorrock (1827-89): His Biography. An Experiment in Literary Form. A dissertation submitted for the degree of Master of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts, Department of English. October 1994. West Sussex Institute Of Higher Education, an accredited college of the University of Southampton.
The education of Eccles and Ralph
Death and Marriage
Events during the 1860's
Decline in fortunes
The End of an Era
Bibliography and Acknowledgments