Unveiling of the Memorial to Thomas Haydock

On Sunday 15 May 2016, Bishop Campbell of Lancaster blessed a memorial at St Mary’s, Newhouse, Barton, Preston, to Thomas Haydock, publisher of the Haydock Bible, which was edited by his brother George Leo Haydock. The bishop also assisted the donor, Mr Sidney Ohlhausen (of Texas), a member of our Society and the authority on the Haydocks (see his bibliography of Thomas Haydock on this website), to unveil the memorial. It is carved from a single block of granite, was designed by Mr Edward Holden, RIBA, and the project was organised by Mr John Bleasdale, supported by the parish priest, the Rev. Canon Tim Sullivan.
The Latin quotation – Tristitia vestra in vertetur in gaudium - is the Haydock family motto, and means ‘Your sorrow will be turned into joy’ (John 16.20). Members of the Haydock family were present, together with civic dignitaries. Our Society was represented by Dr Hilton and Dr Mitchinson.


Bishop Campbell and Mr Sydney Ohlhausen


Memorial with designer Edward Holden RIBA


From left to right Dr Mitchinson, Mr Ohlhausen, and Dr Hilton