Therefore George Foxs opposition to the clergy and religious hierarchies provided an attractive option.
Beginning at the top end of Dentdale, and initially passed on from group to group, Fox made his way around the area.
When he was fourteen his father bought a property at Langber End to set up a nursery and fruit farm and Thomas was needed to help.
As an architect Thomas designs were characterised by protruding slated gables and windows with a central pillar.
His reputation grew and he obtained a commission from Lord Leverhulme to landscape fifty acres of ground around his house, Royston Cottage, on Rivington Pike.
This included the design for a Japanese garden which was fashionable at that time. All the unmarried men in his Lancaster office enlisted and sadly one of his sons killed in the war.
Over forty members of the society met to hear a talk by Elizabeth (Bette) Kissack on the life and work of Thomas Hayton Mawson, the landscape architect with particular reference to his connections with the , in 1861.
When he was six the family moved to Lancaster and his father bought a plot of land on which he built a pair of semi-detached houses, in one of which the family lived. The family soon moved to Ingleton but when he was twelve he went to live and work in Lancaster for an uncle who was a builder and a keen horticulturist.