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Greenhalgh, William

WM local preacher, born on 2 January 1852 at Thornset, New Mills, Derby. He began his working life as a weaver in a Bolton mill and was largely self-educated. He became one of the leading figures in Southport Methodism. He was President of the LPMAA. In his will he left 20,000 towards the establishing of Wesley House in Cambridge on condition that a few places should be allocated to non-graduate students, but did not live to see the college established.


  • W. Bardsley Brash, The Story of our Colleges (1935), pp.105-6
  • Frank Tice, The History of Methodism in Cambridge (1966) pp.91-92

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