John Walton was the son-in-law of Mrs Agnes Critchley, and like her, was closely involved in the development of the local hand-loom weaving industry. Here, suitably ruffed, he poses with his snuff box. The paintings of Mr Walton and his mother-in-law were recovered from the still surviving Alms Houses established in the town by his daughter Agnes Riley.
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South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre
The Old Grammar School
Church Road, Leyland, Lancashire, England, PR25 3FJ
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gift from the Trustees of Osbaldeston's Charity, 1988