One of the series of the short fiction selections, Clog Shop Chronicles and Beckside Lights, John Ackworth wrote the exploits of clogger Jabez Clegg and his Beckside buddies with a volume. Jabez’s niece, the youthful and vibrant Doxie Dent, has come of age in Lunnon. Coming in the Lancashire town that is cloggers house, she pleases her neighbors with her southern manners, but Jabez is still unconvinced. An elderly woman in Burnley denoted him: “He was a little man with red hair and a little pointed beard. You could just see him over the top of the pulpit. He was a very good preacher”. He had “theatrical mannerisms,” while delivering a sermon. He would raise his voice but hint to the raising of his voice with a sort of singing music that sings like a melody of bells. The Rev. F. R. Smith, of Eccles, who supersedes Rev. J. H. Corson as Superintendent of the Wesley circuit, Burnley, is the most popular John Ackworth, novelist of Clogshop Chronicles and other novels. He is from Yorkshire, having been at Snaith, but when he was at the age of 16, his parents resettled to Stockport. As was expected, considering that a great-grandfather, two grandfathers and seven uncles were all ministers, the juvenile man became an entrant for the spiritual leadership in 1876. His first circuit was in Castletown in the Isle of Man. Three years had passed and in the Worthing circuit he was asked to come by Farnworth. He then traveled to Sheffield where he had depression and was made certain by his physician that he would never sermonize once more. At the next Conference, he was taken to the Shotley Bridge and Consett circuit and his health was restored to its prior condition.