Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Haslingden St. James C of E Photos, including School and Student photos.






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(Top sketch) Is a architects drawing of the school with new extensions and modifications added. This beautiful drawing was kindly offered by Bryan Gudgeon.
(Middle photo): The top photo is of the School just after the fire and has been kindly given to me by Jackie Ramsbottom and Brian Smith of which I am grateful.
(Bottom photo:) This is a photo of the old St. James C of E School and its from a newspaper cutting, kindly given to me by Jackie Ramsbottom. It clearly shows the school from the Church side and probably taken from the Church Tower and you can just make out Harold Alderson's old shop to the right.

And here is another student photograph dating back to 1912.

 Above 1912

Students 1918 and 1919 photo taken from in front of the Old Vicarage. Click over to enlarge
Photo: kindly supplied by Anne Jones and Carol Glasson and the future shows their mother.

Above 1918/1919


St. James School - 1920s (Click over to enlarge)

Here is a photo of my father, Harry Schofield, attending St. James School.  He is directly under the picture to the left on the back row with the white shirt.  It takes me back to my time there.  He was born in 1915 so the photo will be from the 1920's

Photo: kindly shared by Paul Schofield 

Jackie Ramsbottom has kindly sent in the following student photograph from the period approx c1926. (Click over the photo once for larger,  1926 (approx) The Students in the above photograph are:
Back Row l to r: Bert Ramsbottom, Fred Barnes (1), Fred Barnes, Arthur Halstead, Fred Barnes (2), George Duckworth, Tom Holden, Jack Briggs, Fred Salkeld, Fred Ward, Milton Ratcliffe (?)
3rd Row: Phoebe Pilkington, Elsie Sumner, Annie Ford, Edna Williams, Dorothy Halstead, Majory Halstead, Sybil Davidson (?), Ethel Brierley, Annie Hindle, Ivy Norris, Frances Lowry (?).
2nd Row: James Heys, Mary Nuttall, Dorothy Isherwood, Emma Hodgson, Kathleen Glover, Hetty Green, Edith Jackson, John Stevens.
Front Row (Legs Crossed):
George Nuttall, Tyson Cowpe, Clifford Lomax, James Fletcher, Kenneth Fenwick, Gilbert Horrocks, Robert Wilson

Joan Merrill has kindly sent in the following photograph of Haslingden St. James C of E School Student photograph for the year 1948 to 1949. This was the top class at the school and she thinks it was the first photograph taken after the War. Please click over the photo to enlarge and see below for the names of the pupils.

above1948-1949
The students in the above photograph are:
Back Row l to r: Alan Worsley, Colin Bottoms, Betty Ormerod, Sheila Whittaker, Dorothy Heald, Barbara Clark, Brian Gudgeon, Peter Warburton.
Middle Row l to r: Tommy.Leonard, Jack Austin, Geoffrey Wilmore, Jack Holland, Dixon Barnes, Donald Whipp, Douglas.....?, Frank Parkinson, Harold Warburton, Kenneth Brown, Keith Halstead
Front Row l to r: Phyllis Boddicombe, Beryl Sagar, Vera Hartley, Joan Wilkinson, Jean Daniels, Joan Mead, .......?, Brenda Fuller, Margaret Golbourne, Hoan Haworth, Joan Matthews.

David Stevenson has kindly sent in the following student photographs from the periods between 1948 to 1952 at the Haslingden St. James C of E School.

 above 1948-1952 periods



St. James C of E School Students Early 1950s (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly contributed by Alec Taylor and uploaded here on 10th April 2016,


Photograph from c1950. (click over to enlarge)

above 1950 (Kindly sent in by Joe Harrison)

Haslingden St. James C of E School 1950 - (Click over to enlarge)

Kindly shared by Peter Wood
above 1950
below 1951


Haslingden St. James C of E School 1951 (Click over to enlarge)

Kindly shared by Peter Wood
above 1951
below 1952


Haslingden St. James C of E School 1952 (Click over to enlarge)

Kindly shared by Peter Wood 

above 1952
below 1953

above 1953

David Stevenson has kindly sent in the photograph above of pupils of the Haslingden St. James Church of England School from 1953 (10 and 11 year olds).. he has tried to remember as many names as possible: (please click over photo once to enlarge

Front Row:- ?, Ernie Taylor, ?, Winston Beckett, Gordon Golbourne, David Skilling, ?, Robert Whittam.
Second Row:- Roland Spencer, Jean Seville, Dorothy Mather, Alice Smith, Eileen Howe, Ann Warburton, June Smith, ?, Hilda Sanderson, Olive Tomlinson, Harry Holden,
Third Row:- Peter Kenyon, Jack Fuller, Jean Johnson, Jean Heap, Mavis Cooper, Jean Bellis, ?, Arnold Wade, Jack Harris,
Back Row:- Peter Fletcher, Alan Beech, David Stevenson, Maurice Hunt, Douglas Hilton, Thomas Bond, John Edwards.
Thanks also to John R Edwards for his contributions.


Haslingden St. James Students 1954 (Click over to enlarge)
above 1954
Peter Hoyle has kindly sent in the School photo above. Peter has also listed some of the names on the photo, but there are still some gaps.
Back Row l to r: Harry Sagar, Leonard Metcalfe, Richard Pilkington, ?. Jackie Howe, ?
Middle Row l to r: Ron Entwistle, Donald Riley, Trevor Edwards, Peter Hoyle, Mick Smith, Clive Beckett, Fred Pilling, Stephen Williams, Joe Roper, David Carey.

St James Students taken in 1954?  please click over to enlarge.

above 1953
Roger Pilling has kindly sent in the School photo above.  Roger has also listed some of the names on the photo, but there are still some gaps and any offers would be very welcome.

Also (26th July 2013) Elizabeth Smethurst has also added many names - She also mentions that this photo was 1953 and came in a special Coronation mount. This was a mixed age class as some of us had come up from Mrs. Ormerod's class after the Easter holidays, a term early, and spent a year and a term with Miss Haworth.

Back Row: Miss Haworth, ? Fred Pilling, ?, Peter Hoyle, Michael Smith, ?, Billy Wellock, Norman Thompson.
Third Row: Richard Pilkington, Heather Holden, Joan Pickup,?,Nuttall,?,Jean Naylor,?, Robert Haworth,
Second Row: Elizabeth Willis, Annie Woods, ?, Jennifer Owen, Eileen Hamer, Barbara Haworth, Joan Wilkinson, Margaret Nuttall, ?, Dorothy Smith.
Front Row: David Pilling, Stephen Williams, Metcalf, ?,Keith Atkins, David Carey, John Ashton, Geoffrey Kenyon.


St James Students taken around 1953 ish (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: kindly contributed by Hadian Gates and uploaded here on 12th November 2015
Above 1953 ish
1953 or 1954 St James Students photo Miss Cleggs Class - The first class of school - Please click over photo to enlarge

above 1953 or 1954 (Miss Clegg's class - first class of school)
Roger Pilling as so kindly sent in this photo of the students along with most of the names.  There are a couple of gaps with the names and if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Back Row: Miss Clegg, David Emison, Alan Ratcliffe, Jack Bayes, John Jennings, Ronnie Trickett, Roger Pilling. 
Third Row: Margaret Singleton, Maureen Ashton, Ann Friend, ?, Sherry Holden, Margaret Parkinson, Jennifer Edwards, Ann Schevchick - not sure?
Second Row: Lena Harrison, ?, Lillian Parkinson, Jean Haworth, Lynn Hargreaves, Linda Griffiths, ?, ?, Carol Lewis.
Front Row: ?, Colin Wilkinson, Alan Reid, Kenneth Tattersall, Jack Pilling, ?, Bryan Yorke, Philip Rawes.


above 1958-59
David Desforges has kindly sent in the School photo above which is from 1958-1959, and was taken on the lawn of the old St. James Vicarage at the side of the School. (Click over photo to enlarge)

front: David Siddle, Ken Sedgwick, Gorden Eastwood, Jimmy Nuttall, Tony Armstrong, Donald Hendry and David Desforges.
Second Row: Pauleen Barnes, Susan Alderson, Jean Pitman, Ann Bamber, Olwin Barlow, Joan Costin, Margaret Barrow, Valerie Warburton, Margaret Clark.
Third Row: Ian Grinrod, Peter Marsden, Richard Shaw, Ann Hargreaves, Catherine Butterworth, Vivian Collinge, Jean Hargreaves, John Lord, Bryan Hood, Bryan Souter.
Back Row: Steven Bolton, David Smith, Arthur Diggle, David Spencer, Michael Wise, Bryan Till, Bryan Lees, William Ratcliffe, Billy Martin.


I have also had some great help to fill in the missing names from Peter Marsden who I am thankful to, who also informs me that the teacher at that time (although not shown) would have been Miss Briggs and later was Mrs. Lomas.

Other memories from David:
" I can remember playing football in the School yard and when the ball went over the wall onto the main road we would all shout for Harold Alderson to come out of his shop and he would kick it back from the main road, back into the yard. Even nowadays I look at how high that wall is and wonder how he ever managed to kick the ball back. (David, I too remember Harold kindly kicking the ball back for us when I was at the School a year or so earlier, and wish I had a pound for every time he did kick it back over)

We must have only been 15 years old if you are correct about the floods at Rising Bridge, as myself and Gorden Eastwood set of that Saturday to Butlins in Wales, it was hard to believe when we read about it in the Sunday papers, as the sun was beating down in Wales.
I treasure the friends and memories that I have from my childhood, even today I still have friends from this class, I wonder where all the ones I have lost contact with are today, I will now attach photo and thanks again for the web site.
Yours,David Desforges.
Haslingden St. James 1960 (Click over to enlarge)
above  1960 (Kindly sent in by Adrian Bury) 
Back Row: Roy Metham, ?, Brian Burns, ?, ?, Graham Wroe, ?, Billy Sedgewick, ?, David McGinty.
Middle Row: ?, ?, Irena Petula, Susan James, ?, ?, ?, Kathleen Eastwood, Jane ?.
Front Row: Susan Ormerod, Jacqueline Reeder, Jean Baker, Sheila Haworth, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?.
Seated On Ground: ?, John Hoyle, Steven Clark, Jeffrey Valentine, ?, Gary Pearson, David Clayton, ?, John Nuttall, Adrian Bury. 


Haslingden St. James 1961  (Click over photo to enlarge)

Same photo with all the names

above 1961 (Kindly sent in by Stephen Clark)

Haslingden St. James 1961 or l961 (Click over photo to enlarge)

Back Row : Keith Ratcliffe, Alan Hargreaves, Oliver Martin, Brian Spencer, Kevin Taylor, Peter Wellock, James Mason,  ?  , Ian Warburton, Joseph Harvey
Third Row : Steven Downham, Dorothy Riley, Brenda Grindrod, Brenda Souter, Rhina Rumvolt, Carol Heap, Helen Good, Susan Haworth, David Holland
Second Row : Gillian Harker, Sheila McGinty,  ?  , Elaine Cook, Anne Haworth,  ?  , Denise Briggs, Christine Harrison,  ?  , June Haworth
Front Row : Arthur Sedgewick, Peter Griffiths, Andrew Worrall, Peter Smith, Tony Rusden, Peter Diggle, Robert Alderson, Michael Anderson

Photo: kindly contributed by Ian Edmundson on 15th October 2015.

above 1961 or 1962 


Haslingden St. James 1962 (Click over to enlarge)
above  1962 (Kindly sent in by Adrian Bury)
Miss Hargreaves - (teacher), Mr Marsh (Headmaster).
Back Row: John Hoyle, Jeffrey Valentine, Brenda Holden, Jane ?, Jennifer Dickenson, Susan James, Kathleen Eastwood, ?, ?, Brian Burns.
Middle Row: ?, ?, Timothy Kirby, ?, John Nuttall, ?, Billy Sedgewick, ?, Roy Metham.
Seated row: Jacqueline Reeder, Peggy Griffiths, ?, Sheila Haworth, ?, ?, ?, Jean Baker, Susan Marsden, ?.
Seated On Ground: Geoffrey Oldfield, Adrian Bury, ?, ?, Gary Pearson, David McGinty.


St. James Students photo 1963 ish  (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 2015
above 1963

Haslingden St. James 1965 (click over to enlarge)
above 1965 (Kindly sent in by Adrian Bury, with additional names been given by Ken Davis) 
Class 1, St. James's C of E Primary School - June 1965.
Back Row: Adrian Bury, John Hoyle, ?, Geoffrey Oldfield, David McGinty, Gary Pearson, Brian Burns or Geoffrey Palagrass, Michael Taylor, Kenneth Davis.
Medium standing:  Mr. Clifford Grime (teacher), ?, Billy Sedgewick...., Roy Metham, Jeffrey Valentine, Timothy Kirby.
Middle Row: ?, Keith Till, Roderick Pitman, Graham Wroe, David Clayton, ?, ?, ?, ?, Susan James, ?, ?, John Nuttall, Steven Clark.
Front Row: Kathleen Eastwood, Jane ?, Brenda Holden, Irena Petula, Susan Marsden, Jacqueline Reeder, Jean Baker, Sheila Haworth, Peggy Griffiths, ?, ?, Susan Ormerod. 




St. James C of E School 1965 (Click over photo to enlarge)

The photo is from June 1965 and is the next to the top class from left to right
Top row
David Whittle - Graham Dakin - John Stitt - Paul Schofield - Keith Savory - James Cowpe - Raymond
Whittaker - ? - Donald Barnes - Glyn Jones - Malcolm Halstead - Graham Farrer - John Barnes (RIP)
Miss Garne 
Middle row
Peter Berry - Sylvia Melvin - Sheila Collins - Janet Pickup - Kathleen Rowell - Audrey Haslam - 
Steven Howarth 
Front row
Ruth Pilkington - Heather Riley - Susan Greenwood - Brenda Westwell  - Joyce Berry - Pat Brennan - Judith Evans - Susan Clough - Linda Cook - Karen Holt - Caroline Barker - Susan Downham 
I hope I have not got anyone's name wrong and that someone may know the missing name.
Regards 
Paul
(thanks to Paul Schofield for the photo which was uploaded on 29th July 2016 and will also shortly be archived in the St. James School Blog



St. James Students c1966  (Click over to enlarge)

Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 2015
above 1966


Haslingden St. James C of E School Students Photo   (Click over to enlarge)
Back: L to R: Mrs Rushton, Stuart Pearson,? Clive Knight, Annette Barnes, ?, Susan Jones, Carol Eastham, ?, Stephen Barton, Mark ..., ?
Some of the other names on this photo include: Peter Lynch, David Edwards, Neville Woodworth, Peter Dickinson, David Dearden (Robinson?), Peter Roberts, Brian horrocks, Elizabeth Howarth, Yvonne Lees, Heather Jones, Lesley Best, janet Kirby, Angela Harrison, Marjorie Wardle, ... Hall, Carol Lennon, Patricia Davies and Stuart Darbyshire. 

Photo: kindly contributed by Clive Knight 

A couple of photos of the "old vicarage" also a original drawing of the early "proposed" new vicarage.

I can just about remember it from my schooldays, and with its large lawn where we used to have all the group pupil photographs taken from.  I always considered it to be a very special building with its interesting architecture and was very surprised that the building was demolished.



Here is another photo of the old vicarage kindly sent in by Michael Mullaney on 21st April 2015

This was the original drawings of the plans by the architect Basil Champneys




"VICARAGE WILL DISAPPEAR SOON"  Snippetts taken from a local newspaper kindly provided by Jackie Ramsbottom reads as follows:-


The coming months will see the "writing" in stone of another chapter in the already lengthy history of St. James Church, Haslingden.

Down will come the present vicarage and stone from it will go to help  build a modern house on a site near the east end of the Church.

The new building will fall in with the plan for developing the "Top O'th' Town" area, and will prove a worthy addition to the development which has already taken place and considerably enhance the approach to the church from that direction.

No doubt the ground on which the present vicarage stands can be usefully absorbed by the day school - the vicarage lawn already proving useful for summer time P.T.

Two people who will not regret the passing of the present vicarage will be the vicar, the Rev F. Bamber and Mrs. Bamber who, like their predecessors the Rev. and Mrs. F.J. McBride, have found little to commend it in these modern times.

The building, as well as needing extensive repair to put it in anything like order, has all the faults inherent in vicarages of last century.  A great rambling house with a maze of corridors and an abundance of stairs.  Large lofty rooms awkwardly arranged - in fact a house very much without "all mod cons."

The vicarage was built along with others of its day when there was the need for such large premises and there was the staff to run them and the fuel to heat them.

Today neither are available, with the result that in many such vicarages the family shiver through the winter and the vicar's wife "slaves" to keep the place presentable.

The vicarage problem is one which clergy throughout the country have to give not a little thought and in more than one case has been the deciding factor in the acceptance or refusal of a living.

The present vicarage is not all that old by comparison with the age of the church.  It was built in 1892 and would have been occupied by Canon W. Champneys had he not died suddenly that same year.  First incumbent to occupy the house was the Rev. Abraham Spencer, a former vicar of Goodshaw.

No history of the successive residences occupied by incumbents seems to accompany published histories of the Church. 

Although it is not known where he lived the stipend allowed by the monks of Whalley for the maintenance of a minister at Haslingden in 1296 was £4.

Ministers right down to the end of the 18th century were known as "curates" and in the 16th century tose with a university degree held the title Sir.  Earliest known curates go back as far as 1411 when they were no doubt appointed by and from the monks themselves.

Last chantry-priest at Haslingden was Sir Henry Ramsbottom who became curate of Haslingden in 1548.

In 1650 the church served 500 families in Haslingden, Newhallhey, Rawtenstall Booth, Oakenhead Booth, Constablelee Booth and part of Crawshawbooth.

First mention of anything approximating to a vicarage at Haslingden in Henry Stephenson's history comes in 1813 when, he wrote, "steps were taken to provide a suitable residence for the minister," and seven local men gave £255 between them for the purchase of a house in Deardengate - on the site of the Empire Cinema.

Stephenson compiled his history in 1878 when the vicarage in Deardengate was still in use but Canon Champneys was living at the time of his death at Carter Place.

Until the new vicarage is ready Mr. and Mrs. Bamber will reside at the curate's house "Clifton House," Blackburn Road.






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Some of my memories:
Some of my memories of the old school: When I attended St James C of E Infant School it was simply known as "Top Church" School. It was a solid stone purpose built school. For some reason in later years they decided to knock it down and build a more modern school, thinking about it now it may have been the result of a fire... those days the entrance was by a steep dark gravelly incline adjoining the playground, this entrance was then in Regent Street. Todays school is a more modern type school with its entrance in Salem Street, this new school is actually built on the very spot were Salem Methodist Church used to be.
I can still remember most of the teachers around at the time when I went (approx 1953-1959) The first class (most infant) was then: Miss Megan Clegg -(I still see her in town now and again..) then there was Miss Bury, Miss Boyson, Mrs Holden, Miss Haworth and the final class was Miss Holden, the headmaster was Mr. Rawlinson...
I have managed to find a photo of the old "Vicarage" which was a superbly built building (see below) and we used to have the school group photos taken on the Old Vicarage lawns. You would never have expected a building of this calibre to have been demolished. 
Also I can clearly remember the Rev Fred Bamber was our vicar at that time, and he also had a curate.
Yours Bryan Yorke



(8th May 2012) from Bryan Gudgeon,Hello Bryan, I was told about the Haslingden Old and New site yesterday. You have an email from an Ian Warburton asking for a 'before the fire " picture of the school. I saw the picture he describes, about 5 years ago, on the wall in the Head Teacher's office, at an open day for old pupils. I went back a few days later with my camera....picture attached.
During my time there, about 1941 to 1948, the groundfloor wall to the left of the centre of the picture, with the 3 small windows was not there. There was just a low wall about 'sitting-on' height. If anyone wants a higher quality version of the picture ( 7 Mbytes ) I will send them one. ............Bryan Gudgeon

Response from Bryan Yorke 8th May 2012 - Thanks Bryan for managing to get this and now save it for posterity, thats really great sending this in, and I along with Ian and many more will be and are "chuft to bits" to see this. What a beautiful work of art! and hats off to the draughtsman or Architect responsible.. As I mentioned in my mail back to you I attended the same school from about 1953 for the next 5/6 years. And the area you mention was then also just a small low wall of sitting height and we would climb over or go through the front side into a open sort of area with iron stantions, which sort of propped up the heads office above it. Also the area to the left did not exists, probably this is what the new plans referred too. Because has I remember you went up the steps which by the way were facing the "Church" in a North direction and then this was a small flagged play area which at the top uppermost boundary had a little "nook" of about one metre wide and about 12ft long.


Haslingden St. James Football team 1959

Back Row from L: Dennis Baker, Stan Barlow, H. Kenyon, Fred Farnell, Billy Pilling, Alec Taylor
Front Row from L: Jack Pilling, Fred Bargh, Dave Entwistle, Johnny Brockbank, Alan Fisher

This picture was taken on the Helmshore Primary School field in the Accrington and District Football League.  My dad on the back row was 50 years old at the time and I a very innocent 18.  We played together for the whole season.  Some four years later when I was playing for Haslingden Youth Club he played for us when we were a man short.  Unfortunately his knees became too bad for him to continue playhing, although he never lost his love of playing football and always kept a pair of boots for when he got his new knees!  That never happened but some years later when Helmshore Methodists were playing a match on St. Peter's playing fields we ere a man short and he offered his services.  We declined his offer for which he was not happy at all about (What a man).
He was voted Accrington Football League's Player of the Year in 1959 which I had to collect for him as he was in Scotland buying cattle.

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I well remember having friendly matches on Sunday afternoons which lasted from 1pm until teatime. The score line wasn't relative as we always finished with a "Winning Goal"
Holidays were the same, one week in Butlin's Skegness holiday camp which saw Dad captaining the winning house team with large crowds watching every kick.
Mind you he was only in his mid 40's then!!

And below is a photo kindly sent in by Stephen Clark:

Haslingden St. James Football Team 1964-65 (Click over to enlarge)

Back row - Steven Howarth, Raymond Patton, John Stitt, Jeffrey Valentine, Kenneth Davis, Glyn Jones, Clifford Grime
Front row - David Holt, Roy Barnes, Simon Farrer, Graham Wroe, David Clayton, Graham Dakin, Stephen Clark
Photo: Kindly sent in by Stephen Clark on 4th September 2015



St. James's Amateur Dramatics c1930 approx  (Click over photos to enlarge)

Steve Clark has kindly contributed the two photos above and have been uploaded on 23rd September 2015.
 











Photos above are all St. James Church related (Click over photo to enlarge)

(All photos above have been kindly contributed by Susan Whittaker


St. James Walking Day  (Click over to enlarge)
Front left Victoria Jackson, Far right Julie Edwards
back right Anne Corbridge
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 2015

St James Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)
Far right holding banner Caroline Lewer to her left Anne Corbridge
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 201

St. James Panto  (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge and uploaded here on 29th November 2015
St. James Sunday School  (Click over photo to enlarge)
Wee girl with white bonnet is Anne Corbridge
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 2015

St. James Panto - Puss In Boots  (Click over to enlarge)
front left  Melanie Frohnapfel. 4th back left ....Luba Thorne
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 2015

St. James Morris Dancing Team  (Click over to enlarge)
Left back: Sheila Collins and Anne Corbridge
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 2015

St. James Walking Day  (Click over to enlarge)
left: Audrey Lynch, Marjorie Corbridge, Stella Pilkington, Elsie Ratcliffe and front far right Megan Edwards


Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel and uploaded here on 29th November 2015




A beautiful bedspread owned by Susan Layton-O'Sullivan (Germany)  (Click over photos to enlarge)
Susan Layton-O'Sullivan has kindly sent me photos of the above bedspread which was made for the Bazaar on April 25th 1894 and represents Haslingden Schools with embroidered names of lots of different people. 
Susan is asking if anyone knows anything about it, she inherited it from her grandmother, but she has no idea how it came into her possession, as she grew up in Germany.

I have now managed to decipher most of the names which could be: H.W. Sutcliffe, Ester Anne Appel, Sarah A. Sagar, Mary Jane Rushton, Mr. E. Heyes, Emma Harrison, Keith Rishton, Bessie Bridge, David Divit, Beatrice Divit, Mrs. Jenkinson, Nellie Wainwright, Phoebie, James Tattersall, John Taylor, Isabelle Hargreaves, May Ashworth, Mrs. Barnes, Susan Alice Nuttall, Mollie, Vivien, Ernest Nuttall, George Divit, Florence Holden, John Graham, Eleoner Freemans, Mary Whittaker, James Marguson, Leslie Hoyle, James Whitaker, Mary Taylor, Mrs. G. Rushton, Betsie Alice, A.J. Rushton, J.J. Hargreaves, M.J. Tiddale, J. Jasquest, Marjory Whipp, S. Dean, Peggie Houghton, L. Hemp, Mr. G. London, Ruth Rishton, Lizzie Whitaker, Edith Alice Mead, Ada Tattersall, Mrs. J. Fletcher, Miss Woodrup, Mary Wilson, Bessie Hamer, Bertha Entwistle, Alice Rushton, Gibson Fenwick, Mrs. Heap, Jane Ormerod, Arthur Hambley, Mrs. Rawsthorn, Adelaide Martha, Gertie Hoyle, May Leach, Jane H. Nuttall, Mary Hargreaves.


The embroidered sketch represents the old St. James C of E School which is easily verified from the photo below.  



(Above) Laying the foundation stones for the Church Institute on 23rd Aug 1919

St. James Church Walking Day  (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: kindly sent in by Keith Gunton




St. James Sunday School Teachers 1947 (Click over to enlarge)
includes Mrs. Violet Dearden, Miss Haworth, Mrs. Jennie Adams
Photo: Kindly supplied by Joyce Thorne and uploaded here on 18th April 2016 




St. James Event (Click over to enlarge)
Photo shows Rev Fred and Mrs. Bamber, also the Major and Mayoress Councillor and Mrs. Donald Valentine
Photo: Kindly contributed by Joyce Thorne and uploaded here on 18th April 2016



St. James Walking Day - Church Street (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly contributed by Joyce Thorne and uploaded here on 19th April 2016 



St. James Sunday School - July 1947  (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly contributed by Joyce Thorne and uploaded here on 19th April 2016 

The following photos have been kindly shared by Robert Stevens (25th August 2016)

St. James Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)


St. James Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)


St. James Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)

All four above photos are of St. James Walking Day  (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared by Robert Stevens

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Photo below kindly shared by Jeff Stevens (25th August 2016)


St. James's Walking day c1971 (Near Big Lamp) - Little girl holding hands is Julie Stevens (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Jeff Stevens on 25th August 2016



St. James Rose Queen - Early 60s - The Queen is Margaret Hunt (Click over to enlarge)
Photo taken down on the St. James Sports field bottom of Prinny Hill.
Photo kindly shared by Robert Stevens (26th August 2016


St. James Rose Queen - Early 60s - The Queen is Margaret Hunt (Click over to enlarge)
Photo taken down on the St.James Sports field bottom of Prinny Hill.

Photo kindly shared by Robert Stevens (26th August 2016

Robert Stevens has kindly shared more Rose Queen photos (28th August 2016)


St. James Rose Queen Margaret Hunt at the old sports pavillion down Prinny Hill
Click over photo to enlarge - Photo kindly contributed by Robert Stevens and uploaded here on 28th August 2016)



St. James Rose Queen Margaret Hunt, at the old sports ground down Prinny Hill with Lamberts old mill in the background
Click over photo to enlarge - Photo kindly contributed by Robert Stevens and uploaded here on 28th August 2016)



St. James Rose Queen Margaret Hunt, going past the old fire station and Public Hall on Regent Street.


Click over photo to enlarge - Photo kindly contributed by Robert Stevens and uploaded here on 28th August 2016)



St. James's School Football Team (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Paul Schofield on 15th February 2017.
This was a photo of the school football team taken before the Rossendale Primary Schools Cup Final.  It was taken at Alder Grange's pitch in Rawtenstall. Unfortunately we lost 2-0 to Peel Brow, Ramsbottom.

Back Row L to R: Steven Howarth, David Washington, John Barnes (RIP), David Holt (RIP), Keith Till
Front Row L to R: Paul Schofield Geoffrey Oldfield, John Stitt, Phillip Barnes, Glyn Jones, Derek Ratcliffe.

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Haslingden St. James Billiard Team mid 1930s (Click over image to enlarge)
The photo shows Ralph Tattersall with his hand leaning on the chair of the vicar
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Terry Tattersall.


And here is a photo showing the same trophy and this photo dates from 1928
Kindly shared to us by Jackie Ramsbottom.