The History of the Temperance Hotel, 21 New Street, Huddersfield can be found on the Huddersfield Exposed website and may give extra information. On The British Newspaper Archives on-line there are also a number of references.
Frequent visitors to the Hotel subscribed to a fund to provide an annual Christmas breakfast for the poor children of the town. In 1893 over 1,1000 children attended the event at the Victoria Hall. Each child was given tea, coffee, currant buns, and a bag containing 2 oranges, a quarter pound of spice (sweets), a quarter pound of nuts, and a slice of Christmas cake to take home with them.
Joseph Thornton died on 3 Oct. 1887 aged 70. A notice in the Huddersfield daily Chronicle 3 Dec. 1887 stated that Thorntons Temperance Hotel Co (Ltd) registered on 17th inst. with a capital of £500 , in £1 shares, to acquire the business of The Temperance Hotel -keeper carried on by the Administratrix of the late Joseph Thornton, of Huddersfield. The subscribers are:
J P Greenwood, Milnesbridge, dyer 10 shares
E Mellor, Huddersfield, teacher 10 ”
J Cully ” woolen warper 10 ”
Henry Leech, Longwood, manufacturer 10 ”
E Hallas, Huddersfield ,mill furnisher 10 ”
R Munroe, ” 5 ”
F Longbottom, Lockwood, plasterer 5 ”
Registered without special article.
A tribute to Richard Munroe mentions that he was a member of the Sol-fa Association and had been one of the Vice-chairmen.(Hudds. Daily Examiner 2.5.1888) and in the same paper 14.2.1888 there is his obituary.
It might be worth enquiring whether the Local Archives Dept at Huddersfield Library have any records relating to the Hotel, or R. Munroe .