Samuel Moore was a Book-binder and Printer and for many years he was associated with Salford Working Men's College in North Grecian Street.
He was born in Greengate, Salford in 1838. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs Pewlson and Sons, Printers. He later worked for printers: Mr Megson, Market Street as a Journeyman and Mr Hatton, Victor Street as Manager. He bought Mr Hatton's business in 1872 and moved to Cannon Street, Manchester. It became S. Moore and Sons and later removed to New Brown Street. He continued to prosper as a book-binder. In 1885 he added a printing business and the following year he opened a shop in Portland Street, Manchester. In 1895, he sold the shop, but continued business in New Brown Street.
Early in life, Samuel Moore took an interest in educational matters and in about 1860, he became associated with the Salford Workingmen's College in North Grecian Street. In 1893 he printed and published "The Manchester Monthly", a journal of literature and criticism and of local history, biography, etc. (A Mr Abraham Stansfield was the editor). He was a keen athlete and in his early days won many prizes. Samuel founded and was elected President of Weaste Private Bowling Club in Derby Road and lived nearby at "The Moorlands". He worshipped at St. Luke's Church, Weaste. In 1897 he removed to "The Moorlands", Westminster Road, Eccles.
Samuel was a Trustee of the Manchester and Salford Building Society; Treasurer of the Manchester Branch of the Master Printers Association; and Treasurer, then President of the Union Glee Club. He was a firm supporter of the Conservative Party and a keen Freemason, "passing through the chairs" and serving as Worshipful Master of various Lodges. He was a member of the Provincial Grand Lodge and attained high rank. He was also a member of the Albert Victor Lodge and St.Thomas's Lodge and was on the committee of the Masonic Hall in Manchester.
In November 1900, Samuel met with an accident and early in 1900 he went to Colwyn Bay. However, he died there on 17th March 1901. The funeral took place at Weaste Cemetery on Thursday 21st, Samuel's body having been brought from Colwyn Bay by train. Apart from family and friends there were representatives of several Lodges, the Master Printers Association, the Bookbinders Union and Weaste Conservative Club.