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Hoyle, Samuel
1800-1873

A handloom weaver of Norland, near Sowerby Bridge, he became the most popular local preacher of his time in the Halifax and Soweby Bridge WM Circuits. Of small stature, with a crooked back, he preached wearing a black cloth suit with a white handkerchief round his neck. He was renowned for his graphic illustrations of his texts, on one occasion preaching (on Jeremiah 2:27) with his back to the congregation, and on another wringing a man's nose until it bled (Proverbs 30:33).

Sources

  • D. Whiteley, Illustrious Local Preachers (Bradford, 1891)

Entry written by: JAH
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