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.

Gardeners Chronicle 15 July 1882 – Growing Tulips in Wakefield 1882

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