J B Leach (1841-1917)
Sir J B Leach
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Sir Joseph Bithel Leach

J B Leach - family tree and history

J B Leach - church connections Huyton

Some newspaper articles
J B Leach liberal councillor
J B Leach local philanthropist
J B Leach auctioneer
J B Leach moneylender

J B Leach - house contents

J B Leach's holiday home, Anglesey
The house 'Min-y-don'
His children enjoying Wales
His son Wilfred

J B Leach - death and legacy

J B Leach - surviving granddaughter





A recent partner of the firm J B & B Leach (Philip Johnson - from about 1938-1980) recalls a conversation with one of Joseph's daughters (Florence) where she said that her father was a rabid teetotaller.

He was once quoted as saying "Drink is the biggest damnation of the nation and the working man."

Philip Johnson also remembers that in the front desk of the St Helens office there were several medallions with the words from Scripture "Wine is a mocker" inscribed on one side, and on the other it called upon all children never to touch drink.

The newspaper cutting opposite gives some support to this notion - it seems that he spoke 'at some length' to the boys about sobriety.
The Prescot Reporter (and St Helens General Advertiser) 13 Dec 1884

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