It has been possible to fill in detail about members of the Society and its shows by examining local, and sometimes national, newspapers. In addition several Florists and Gardening magazines have also been useful in this regard. Some of these can be accessed below.

The Florist and Pomologist 1981 – Classification and Red/Black Bizarres

Gardeners Magazine 1882 – Sam Barlow visited the Annual Show

The Florist and Pomologist 1882 – Comparison of Shows

Gardeners Chronicle  1882 – Growing Tulips in Wakefield 1882

The Florist and Pomologist 1882 – Show Report and George Gill visit

The Florist and Pomologist 1883 – A Sam Barlow Article

Heywood AdvertiserFriday 02 June 1893 – Sam Barlow Obituary

Gardeners Chronicle 7 June 1913 Joseph Jacob will attend the 1913 show

The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal Volume 77 – Joseph Jacob attends the 1913 show