George Corson was founder and first president of the West Yorkshire Society of Architects 1876–78 and again President 1897–99. He was born in Dumfries where he was articled to Walter Newa
Walter Preston was a manufacturing chemist. He married Ethel West in 1882. They had no children. When she died aged 50 in 1911, he erected this elaborate monument to her. It is said that Ethel is standing waiting at the open door to be reunited with her husband and that the door would finally be closed when he joined her
Arthur Currer Briggs was born at Outwood Hall, Wakefield on the 23rd of July 1855. He was the son of Henry Currer Briggs who owned Whitwood Colliery, Normanton.
Sam Wilson was born in 1851 in Ossett, and moved to Leeds to help with the running of the family worsted coating (cloth making) business at Bean Ings Mill, Wellington Street.