About this time gracious visitations cheered the Methodist Societies all along the Vale of Todmorden. Many precious narratives reached Mr Collins's ears, and in more than one service he saw marvellous things. After a visit there he writes: "The people sang so harmoniously, prayed so heartily, and believed so readily, that it did my heart good to be among them. Nothing refreshes me like the scent of a revival when the balmy buds of spring are opening in the Church." From ‘The Life of the Rev Thomas Collins, by Samuel Coley, p393-4.