Monday, 12 December 2016

Photo Album and Snippets No.5 (2017)







“Spion Kop”

These lines are dedicated to those Brave Comrades who nobly and gave their lives in the ever memorable Battle of Spion Kop which took place on January 24th 1900. Composed by M. Walsh, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 
written by a Haslingden soldier in the Boer War - we are indebted to Jane Siddall for kindly allowing these poems to be shared.

1)      Will you kindly pay attention,
         To my story, sad but true;
         A few words I will mention,
         That concerns both me and you.

2)      It was on the 23rd of January.
         As we rested behind Three Tree Hill,
         That the order came along the line,
         Which caused many a heart to thrill.

3)     Spion Kop had to be taken,
        By the lads of the Lancashire Brigade,
        With the Twentieth in front to hear the brunt,
        The assault had to be made.

4)     The Kings Own and the Fortieth,
        Who never yet knew fear,
        With the T.M.J’s and the Sapper Boys,
        Gave their aid the hill to clear.

5)     Along the uneven ground we marched,
        In silence deep as death;
        And when we got to the hill,
        We halted to take our breath.

6)     With bayonets fixed, we crept along,
        And pressed on with a will,
        For to uphold Old England’s honour,
        And to avenge Majuba Hill.

7)     When the summit we had gained,
        Many a heart was beating fast.
        And in the damp cold morning air,
        The challenge came at last.

8)      Halt! Who goes there? A voice rang out,
         In a tongue both strange and queer;
         A rifle shot, a bayonet charge,
         And a gallant “British Cheer”.

9)       On, on we charged; the enemy fled,
          The hill was ours at last;
          All hopes rose high as the morn drew nigh,
          For the danger that was past.

10)     Alas our hopes were soon dispelled 
          As we soon found to our cost,
          For the Boers again tried to retake,
          The position they had lost.

11)     As through the clouds the sun appears,
          Driving the mist away,
          All hearts beat fast, for low at last,
          We hold the Boers at bay.

12)     The Lancashire’s and Engineers,
          And T.M.J’s as well,
          Line the trenches all around,
          Their lives to dearly sell.

13)     The battle raged both fierce and fast,
          Throughout the livelong day;
          And ere the sun set in the west,
          Many a soul had passed away.

14)     Their’s many a mother in dear old England,
          Who will often shed a tear.
          When she thinks of her boy – her hope and joy,
          But from whom she no more will hear.

15)     Far, far away, over the hill,
          In Natal a resting place they’ve got,
          And these they lie, side by side,
         On the heights of Spion Kop.

Composed by M. Walsh, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 
written by a Haslingden soldier in the Boer War


Another beautiful poem written by a Haslingden soldier serving in South Africa in the late 1890s. The original is done in pencil on writing paper and penned in script.  We are indebted to Jane Siddall for kindly sharing these rare “soldiers poems”.

Spartan Mother

“One more embrace; then o’er the main
And nobly play the soldiers part,”
Thus speaks, amid the martial strain,
The Spartan mother’s aching heart,
She hides her woe,
She bids him go,
And tread the path his father’s trod,
“Who fights for England, fights for God”.
Helpless to help, she waits, she weeps,
And listens for the far-off fray,
He scours the gorge, he scales the steeps,
Scatters the foe-away; away!
Feigned, as their flight,
Smite! Again smite!
How fleet their steeds! Now nimbly shod,
She kneels, she prays; “Protect him God”,
The sisters sigh, the maiden’s tear,
The wife’s the widow’s stifled wail,
These nerve the hand, these brace the spear,
And speed them over veld and vale.
What is to him,
Or life or limb,
Who sends the chain, and breaks the rod,
Who falls for freedom, falls for God.
And should it be his happy fate,
Hale to return to home and rest,
She will be standing at the gate,
To fold him to her trembling breast,
Or should he fall,
By ridge or wall,
And lie neath some green southern sod.
“Who dies for country, sleeps with God.

No 3714 Private John Thomas Lambert, E Company,
2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers,
Convalescent Camp, Mosi River, South Africa.


"A Poem written by a HASLINGDEN soldier called Jonathan Lambert on February 5th 1894, who was in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fighting the wars in South Africa. (kindly contributed to the blog by Jane Siddall) The original is on paper and penned out in beautiful script (a sample shown below)
1) The cottage was a thatch'd one,
the outside old and mean,

yet everything within that cottage,

was wondrous neat and clean
2) The night was dark and stormy,
the wind was howling wild,
A patient mother knelt beside,
the death bed of her child
3) A little worn out creature,
His once bright eyes grown dim,
It was a colliers only child,
they called him little Jim
4) And oh to see the briny tears,
fast hurrying down her cheek,
As she offer'ed up a prayer in thought,
she was afraid to speak
5) Least she might waken one she loved,
far better than her life,
for there was all a mothers love,
In that poor colliers wife
6) With hands uplifted see she knelt,
beside the sufferers bed,
And prays that he will spare her boy,
And take herself instead
7) She gets her answer from the child,
Soft fell these words from him,
Mother the angels do so smile,
And beckon little Jim.
8) I have no pain dear Mother now,
But oh I am so dry,
Just moisten poor Jim's lips again,
And Mother don't you cry
9) With gentle trembling haste she held,
the tea cup to his lips,
he smil'd to thank her as he took,
three little tiny sips.
10) Tell father when he comes from work,
I said good-night to him,
and mother now I'll go to sleep,
Alas poor little Jim.
11) She saw that he was dying,
the child she loved so dear,
had uttered that last words that she,
might ever hope to hear.
12) The cottage door was opened,
the colliers step was heard,
the Mother and the father met
yet neither spoke a word.
13) He knew that all was over,
He knew his child was dead
He took the candle in his hand,
And walked towards the bed.
14) His quivering lips gave token,
Of grief he'd fain conceal,
And to see his wife has joined him,
the stricken couple kneel
15) With hearts bowed down with sadness,
they humbly ask of him,
In heaven once more to meet again,
their own poor little Jim
At the end of the poem is a little note:

Dear Hannah I got little Jim,

because you ask me for it

write back and let me know,

how you are getting at home
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Above are members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church WW1 Soldiers

Dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in that War (Please click over to enlarge photos)



Above are members of the St. James Church or its schools who gave their lives for their country in the Great European War 1914-1919 "Their name liveth for evermore"


Above are members of the St. Stephens Church WW1 Soldiers
Dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in that War (Please click over to enlarge photos)



Above are members of the Haslingden Workingmens Club WW1 Soldiers
Dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in that War (Please click over to enlarge photos)


Above are members of the Irish Democratic League Club WW1 Soldiers.
Dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in that War (Please click over to enlarge photos)

Haslingden War Memorial (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Jennifer Shillady

Armistice 1977 - Greenfield Gardens

Unveiling of the Memorial at Greenfield Gardens
Armistice - The reading of the declaration in 1919 at the Municipal Offices on Bury Road
(Click over to enlarge)

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We have been kindly given fifteen lovely aerial photos showing the By-Pass during construction in the 1980s, besides the by-pass on historic record you will note some really interesting views of the nearby areas, some of which have changed quite a bit.  Our thanks go to Alan Gardner who has kindly allowed these rare aerial photographs to be shown on the Haslingden Old and New Site. 

Bentgate/Sykeside/Broadway (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial Photo: Kindly shared by Alan Gardner
Shows also part of the Cricket Club, Auction Mart, Woolpack, Old Syke Side Mill before the Garden Centre or pre Tescos
A closer view of the Bentgate roundabout under construction in the 1980s (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner
Construction of Bridges and Roundabout at Bentgate, also shows Auction Mart and Sykeside Mill (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner
Construction of Bridge etc against Victoria Park and Helmshore Road (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial Photo: kindly shared by Alan Gardner
Closer photo of construction on Helmshore Road (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo kindly shared by Alan Gardner
Showing the construction at the bottom of Grane Road with Grane Road Mill and Flash Mill (Click over to enlarge)
Also it is just prior to where they joined up with the original railway track which you can see here to the mid right of the
photo.  Photo: Aerial photo kindly shared by Alan Gardner

Shows the point where the bypass intercepts with the old railway track and the continues to use the old railway track
for the distance until you get half way along Rising Bridge Road road where it then branches off and another new
section of road was made up to the roundabout at Rising Bridge and then onward.
Aerial photo: thanks to Alan Gardner
This has to be one of the highlight photos which shows the construction coming along from Grane Road and following
the railway track past Lambers Mill at Carrs and to the point which was North Hag having been removed for the by pass and comes to the point where the Old railway station was. It also shows the bottom of Station Road with the Station Pub and
the houses of Booth Street.
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing. 
The area of Nags Head having been taken out for the by pass (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo kindly shared with us by Alan Gardner.
This is the area of the original railway and sidings from Haslingden Station and
shows Martin Croft Farm on the left and the old CWS Brittania Mill on the right.
(Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing with us
This one shows the construction which followed the old railway track and you can see the bridge being built with the
temporary ring road.  Its right at the point where our House was at 110 Hud Hey Road and they also besides removing
two more houses adjoined to ours, they demolished the full row of houses on the opposite site.  Also lots of
temporary caravan places on Tom Barnes's old fields, thankfully the old Oak is still there!
Aerial photo kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner

A closer photo of the area shown earlier (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing with us

A closer photo of the area shown earlier (Click over to enlarge)
Aerial photo thanks to Alan Gardner for sharing with us

This shows the area of construction that follows Rising Bridge Road using the foundations of the old railway
track which you can see the bypass branching away roughly at the point of where the last house on Rising
Bridge Road is and then shortly before it joins the main roundabout at Winfields.
Aerial Photo kindly shared to us by Alan Gardner
This is the last photo in the collection and we go back to the Bentgate area showing construction before the
roundabout is made (Click over to enlarge)


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"The small packets of snuff mentioned in the poem"

"Dad and Charlie Snuffy liked a pinch"
Mi father would seh,
Tek some snuff lad,
It’ll clear thi tubes,
With finger and thumb
Thad grab a pinch,
Owd it up to nostril
And sniff up til eyes wattered,
And nuuze smarted

He luvved his snuff did mi Dad,
Bowt little square packets,
And for his birthdays,
We bowt him “Hedges”
In a special silver rah’und tin,
And that always brought a smile.
And his heyes would lite up,
Cum on then let’s have a pinch!
He’d seh as soon as hi si tin!
Remember going to Billy Walsh’s shop
At top of Carr Mill Brow to buy the stuff,
It was a big thing then in 50s and 60s,
Lots ur fuuk like to tek the stuff!
He had a mate called “Charlie Snuffie”,
he met up at Parkys when putting his bet on,
And Charlie always cadged a sniff of the snuff
And every now and then Charlie would shayt!
Jon Ed, come here a getten a present for thi,
And sure enough out came a packet.
He’d grip his hand and on back,
place two little piles of snuff,
He had it measured to a fine art,
Then sniffed up like a good un!
And then there was a quick shek to head
That towd thi he were a happy chappie,
A miss dad lots but dount miss his snuff!!

Written by Bryan Yorke on 5th November 2017


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Hollands Pies - The Confectionery Department 1930s (Click over to enlarge)
The firm employed over 200 workers at that time and were making 8000 pies per hour as well as confectionery.
(Photo: Kindly shared by Jack Pilling)

Hollands Pies - Pie Manufacturing Department 1930s (Click over to enlarge)
The firm employed over 200 workers at that time and were making 8000 pies per hour as well as confectionery.
(Photo: Kindly shared by Jack Pilling)

Hollands Pies Vans - photo taken in the 1930s (Click over to enlarge)
It is thought that some of the vans pictured were probably Chevrolets made by the American firm before they became Vauxhall and therein produced the Bedford Van.
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Jack Pilling)

St. Mary's School 1948 or later (Click over to enlarge)



INFORMATION REQUEST FROM EDWIN AND JANE (SMITHSON) DUCKWORTH (USA) dated 25th Oct 2017

Hello Bryan,
     As the grandson of a Chorley native for whom I was named and as the husband of a geneology buff extraordinaire, I have two questions for you.
     One, for whom was Duckworth Clough named? 
     Two, what do you know about the history of the Duckworth Memorial fountain?
      Your blog is impressive, as are the many photos it contains.
      But nowhere could I find much of this "ancient" history. I and my wife would be most appreciative if you can fill the void.
Yours truly,
Edwin and Jane (Smithson) Duckworth

Elkton, Florida USA (Email supplied) Any information please let me know and I will pass it on to him or alternatively please put info on the facebook page.

INFORMATION REQUEST FROM: RUSLAN PASHAYEV (USA) dated 24th Oct 2017

My name is Mr Ruslan Pashayev and I am wrestling fan from Delaware, Ohio of USA.
My inquiry is about wrestling contests which were part of Annual Fair at Stonefold, Haslingden Rossendale Valley, Lancashire few decades ago.

According the info provided by my friend who attended those contests it was advertised as "Cumberland Wrestling Competition". Location was most likely - "Winfields, Acre, Rossendale", which is on the A680 near Haslingden.  A few farms are behind Winfields. I am not quite familiar with local geography and I am a little confused with Cumberland wrestling in South Lancashire, I always thought that style was practiced in the Northern Counties Lake District.I would highly appreciate any info on that subject. Thanks.Kind regards, Ruslan Pashayev (Ruslan has kindly given his telephone number on file) Any information please let me know and I will pass it on to him.

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Haslingden A.F.S (Click over to enlarge)

The above Photo is Haslingden A,F,S, and I think taken in 1940 it was taken by Mr Arthur Constantine who had a studio on Bury Rd next door to Mr  A Weston Headmaster of the Grammar School.
Photo Back Row: Joe O Leary msgr boy,Tom Green,Jim Pickup,Bob Anderson,Hebert McMahon,John Peel.
Front Row: George Fitton, Irving Mason,George Haworth. and one I don't know
(Photo and information: Kindly shared by Kevin Wissett)


Haslingden Station Workers with friends

INFORMATION REQUEST PLEASE!  - Could any of your readers help in naming any of the employees on the photo which can be seen on your Haslingden Station blog? (NOW SHOWN ABOVE) The employees pose in front of the footbridge at Haslingden Station. I've been told that the boy at the front is Richard Holden and that the date is c1906.
I believe my great-grandfather is on the photo but have no proof unless I can eliminate other names.
Thanks.
Best wishes 
Jean Tomlinson



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Helmshore United Football Club Raffle Ticket
Kindly shared to us by Lena Warburton and also archived under Memorabilia
(Click over to enlarge)


Annual Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Maureen Kelly - LAST IN THIS COLLECTION

New Jerusalem group party  (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Maureen Kelly

Musbury Church procession (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Maureen Kelly

Haslingden Band - Charlie Mansfield (Click over to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared with us by Maureen Kelly)

Harry Lambert and Peggy (Please click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly


Harry Lambert and Friends (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly

Netball - February 1958 (Click over to enlarge)
Showing Maureen Mansfield to front right hand
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly)

Old Newspaper Cutting referencing the book "Helmshore" by Chris Aspin and John Simpson
(Click over to enlarge)
NB - Please note the costings of the book mentioned in the article are not relevant to today
Cutting: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly

The Rhymatics with Roy Mason, Charlie Mansfield and Jack Taylor (Click over to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly)

Haslingden Youth Club (Click over to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared with us by Maureen Kelly)

Sunday School Photo - New Jerusalem Church (Click over to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly)

School Photo (St.Mary's?) (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly

Haslingden St. Mary's procession going past the Memorial Gardens
(Photo: Kindly shared with us by Maureen Kelly)

Photo and text kindly shared by Jan Kozyl
This photo was taken in 1950 at St Stephen’s vicarage, Grane. These are European voluntary workers who ended up in Haslingden from Europe after World War 11. The European voluntary workers were needed for the reconstruction of the British economy and a large influx of immigrants of “good stock” were brought in from all over Europe. Official schemes were named Westward Ho and Baltic Cygnet. The government wanted people who would fit in easily with the established populations. My mother is mid-left on the photo, with her dress with white pockets and collar and says there were 4 Italian women and 8 German women lodging at the vicarage. My mother was recruited in Italy by representatives of John Warburton’s, Waterside Mill, Haslingden to work as a tenter there. My father, who came from Poland, worked in farms in Huntingdon, and Montrose before coming to work at Whittaker’s Grane Road Mill, Haslingden. There was more money to be made in the mills as a weaver than as a farm labourer. They stayed in the cotton industry until it’s ultimate decline. They did fit into Haslingden life and never received any discrimination there. They were naturalised in 1955. This is the story of my parents. Many had good experiences of living in Britain though some did not.

Regards Jan Kosyl.

Haslingden Cubs (St. Peter's ?)
(Photo: Kindly shared by Maureen Kelly)

Haslingden Weaving Shed (Click over photo to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly)

Haslingden County Primary School Photo (Click over to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Maureen Kelly)

Crowning of Labour Party Peace Queen by Dr. Edith Summerskill c 1937.
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Neil Stevenson from the Mary Davison Collection

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We have two recent emails come through requesting family information which can be viewed in the new FAMILY INFORMATION REQUEST BLOG by clicking here 


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INTERESTING PIECE KINDLY CONTRIBUTED BY: MARJORIE ROBBINS (Jorie Robb) 9th October 2017:

I came across your very interesting Haslingden blog by chance but I don't see any reference to a little bit of history that concerns World War 2, namely the influx of Londoners who were sent to Haslingden under Ernest Bevin's Essential Work Order, which became law in March 1941.  My father and his co-workers from the Robert Legg engineering firm in Shoreditch, who met the criteria defined by the Government as being in a "reserved occupation", found themselves working double shifts making munitions at the Wavell Works in Helmshore, which I think was a former textile mill.  While it was obviously preferable to being sent to the front or bombed out of your home in London, Haslingden was a very different world from central London and apparently relations between the Cockneys and the locals were sometimes strained.  Some of the Londoners described Haslingden, not very flatteringly, as a "cemetery with traffic lights". Food, of course, was rationed, and there were stories about "under the counter" supplies being reserved for the locals.  The two groups also spoke very differently.  People described me as a "whick 'un", a dialect word my parents had never heard before.

My parents had married on 7 September 1940, the day on which London experienced its first heavy bombing of the blitz.  I'm not sure exactly when in 1941 they were sent to Haslingden, but it's possible that my mother was pregnant with me at the time, as I was born at the Moorlands Maternity Home (in the old workhouse building that had become a hospital) in Rawtenstall in May 1942.  According to my mother, there was snow on the ground at the time.  The return to London wasn't authorized until June 1945, by which time a second daughter had been born in February 1945.

When I was born my parents were living in lodgings at 38 Warwick St.  Apparently the landlord wasn't too happy about the arrival of a baby, so we moved to a former shop at 112 Blackburn Rd.   I left Haslingden when I was just three years' old, but I remember the shop window, the iron balcony at the back of the building and courtyard below, as well as the toilet being at the end of the row.  I also remember St James's church, high up, opposite.  I'm pretty sure it must have been Whittaker Terrace, the back of which is shown in the photo on your site, but which no longer exists. I have a vague memory of hearing people going by in the street wearing clogs and I definitely remember seeing some kind of army vehicles (tanks?) rumbling along Blackburn Rd.  When my sister was born in February 1945, my 81-yr-old grandmother came up from London to take care of me and I was told that she used to push me up Grane (Grane Rd?) in my pram.  My parents were cyclists and liked to get out into the countryside on their tandem, with me in a sidecar.  My father made me a doll's house with the plywood from an old notice board, so I had a souvenir of Haslingden/Helmshore in my bedroom in London until the late 1970s, when I left to work abroad, and over 50 years after our return to London we still had a working secondhand pendulum clock that had been acquired during the "exile" in Lancashire.


Maybe someone still alive remembers the Londoners coming to Haslingden? 


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Maypole in Smithies Street, Carrs around c1940
Properties demolished 1970s
Holding the maypole is Susan Entwistle, Ribbons are Irene Barnes, Irene Handley and Doreen Bell,
Standing are Mary Davison and Doreen Rushton
(Photo kindly shared by Neil Stevenson from the late Mary Davison Collection)



This is Nuttall Street near to Prinny Hill which was to the left
of Mrs. Kings bric a brac shop and Danny Rudges Chip Shop

(from Joan Nuttall on 1st October 2017)
On the photos posted recently the name of the street to the left of Ridges Chippy was Nuttall Street. My gran (Elizabeth Beech) and Aunty (Clara Beech) lived at number 3, the one behind the street light,  for many years. As children me and my sisters spent a lot of time there. This was very poor housing with shallow stone sink and stone stairs and no hot water. Of course there was no indoor toilet . The tippler toilet had to be accessed by crossing the street and going down the back of houses on Blackburn Road and turning right at the bottom to another small row of houses and a row of shared  toilets. The photograph actually shows the back of the houses but this is the entrance everybody used. As you walked through past the houses there was a yard which housed an open lime pit.this is where the kids played (no health and safety then). I don't know who owned it but there were no gates on it and I don't remember ever seeing anybody there.

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The above photos have been offered for sale on Ebay
Auctions this week.

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Here we have a video of the St. Stephen's Choir Fete
which was held on September 22nd 1962
It was opened by Violet Carson (Ena Sharples) with 
Anthony Greenwood M.P. for Rossendale.






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Please note


“It’s almost nine years since I started the Haslingden Old and New Blog
and it’s been a project which is still dear to my heart and for sometime now
I have been hoping that someone else would join me at the helm of the blog
And so help to steer the blog going into the future with continuity and protection
of its valued reference source.

It’s been a great pleasure for me to invite Jackie Ramsbottom (Haslingden Roots)
to join me on this project and she has kindly accepted my invitation and so as from
today the blog is now under joint administration of both Jackie and myself. 
We do not anticipate any drastic changes and hope you will continue to support the blog 
just has you have over the past nine years.  Thank you”

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Members of Harry Barlow's Boxing Gym held behind Cross Street North.
Far left crouching is Allan Greenwood Barlow, then Lawrence Barlow and standing far right is Harry Barlow.
John McGuire is the third from the left on the back row.
Photo kindly shared to us by Kathleen Barlow

A request for information from Michael Mullaney (13th Sept 2017)


Hi Bryan, 
I'm struggling with a problem which I wondered if you could assist me with. 
The council flats on left side of Church Street above where Frank Heaps chemist shop used to be and opposite the old Bird in Hand were built around 1958-60. 
They were I believe originally built with porches although some say not, but at sometime the porches were rebuilt for whatever reason. 
Are there any photographs of the block of 12 flats, 6 at ground level and 6 at first floor level as originally built? 
Is there anyone among your bloggers who recall the porches being rebuilt by Rossendale Borough Council? Possibly about 25 years ago. 
Any help most gratefully appreciated. 

Michael.

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Ginnel from Blackburn Road (side of Black Bull Pub) and is used as a short cut into
Ratcliffe Street. In past years this would also have led through to the Pub stables which is
now Dave's garage.
Thanks to Jenni Coates for bringing this one to my attention and also thanks to Robert Wade (Wadey) who has been kind enough to photograph. Now included in the Ginnel/Alleyways and Snicket Blog


PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW BLOG BELOW WHICH IS THE DEREK WOODALL PHOTO COLLECTION OR YOU CAN SIMPLY CLICK HERE 

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Pattern makers at S.S. Stotts, Manchester Road in September 1958 (Click over to enlarge)
L to R: Jim Ingham, John Roundell, Arthur Stott, Walter Green, Jim Marsden and possibly Stonard Kay.
Kindly shared to us by Sue Ashton

Lower Lane pens looking over to Donkey Row, Carrs, Hutch Bank and the chimney belonging to the Commercial Mill below Station Steps. West View is built on this area nowadays
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Terry McGuire

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.



Salem Methodist Church - Walking Day  (approx 1958 or 1959)
It had rained earlier which is why the ladies were carrying all the coats
On the left of the photo is Sunday School teacher Alice Nuttall.  I think the Rose Queen was called Susan Smith and her train bearers were: possibly one of the Berry Sisters on the left (invisible in photo aprt from her foot),  ?? a girl wearing an Alice band, Joyce and Ethel Berry, Susan Marsden (ie: me in long dress) and on the right is Mrs. Berry (Joyce and Ethel's Mum).  The other Rose Queen following on is (I think!) Susan Smith's older sister (possibly Mary?)

Photo: Kindly shared with us by Sue Ashton (and also archived under Salem)


Salem Methodist Church Walking Day
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Sue Ashton
also archived under Salem.


Salem Methodist Church Walking Day
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Sue Ashton
also archived under Salem.



This Mug was produced by the Salem Methodist Church to celebrate their
Centenary - the mug was also produced in Orange colour
Photo: Thanks to Sue Ashton for kindly sharing this with us.
I will now archive under Salem and also Memorabilia

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Dave Molloy (R.I.P) -   Folk singer and musician from Haslingden

Joan (his wife) has kindly sent me a short history from Dave's life. Dave took up singing and music after he had been made redundant from his main job after 40 years.  He was doing well but after only a few short years he contracted "Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" which saw his lungs scar over and his last gig was done with his oxygen tank on stage. Most of the audience that night were fellow folkies and they applauded as if nothing was wrong.  But sadly over the next 12 months he became more and more poorly and died at his home on 21st February 2011.  It's great to know that members of his family including his Grandchildren are also following their Grandads footsteps loving music themselves.  Please click on the links below to hear some of Dave's fabulous music.

Dave Molloy (Musician) R.I.P
(Click over photo to enlarge)




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Victoria Park postcard currently being offered on EBay auctions (click over)


Flaxmoss postcard currently being offered on Ebay auctions (click over)



Accrington Corporation at Acre
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Fiona Balchin


Electrification of tramway in 1908 on Blackburn Road
Photo: Kindly shared with us Fiona Balchin


First electric car to Haslingden - seen here at Prinny Hill 
Photo: Kindly shared by Fiona Balchin

Haslingden Corporation Electricity Department (Click over to enlarge)

Alan Yearsley, Jim Eastwood, George Wellock, Dick Ramsbottom, Walt Cook, Cecil Metcalfe,
Front:- John Dearden, Billy Wharton

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Fiona Balchin

Haslingden Church Lad's Brigade c1910 (Click over to enlarge)

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Fiona Balchin


"The Church Institute" (Click over to enlarge)

with St. James (Top Church School in the background)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Fiona Balchin

"High House" Higher Hud Rake (Click over to enlarge)

Photo: Kindly shared by Fiona Balchin - The photograph shows her Great Grandfather's House
and where he was born. The Whittaker family had the house for a long number of years.



The Haslingden Printing Works apprentice is a photograph of Bob Emison.  He began work there when he was fourteen.  The poster is for a local Labour Party event.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Emison.



Haslingden Printing Works Staff
Back Row: Norman Stevens
Front Row: Bob Emison, Jim Sagar, Harry Schofield, Frank Barnes
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Emison.


Manchester Road Chapel Interior in 1957
Photo: Kindly shared by David Emison


Manchester Road Walking Day around 1962/1963
Photo: Kindly shared by David Emison


Manchester Road Methodist Walking Day around 1965/1966
includes: Hilda Schofield, Edna Kirby, Mrs. Emison and Maggie Chaplow, and Betsy Willan (5th row)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Emison


Trustees and former ministers taken at the Church Centenery 1961
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Emison


Salem Chapel 1961
Photo: Kindly shared by David Emison


Salem Centenary in 1961 is a photograph of the hymn sheet and the insert is a copy of the hymn booklet for the opening of the new chapel in 1882
Photo kindly shared to us by David Emison


Haslingden Secondary Modern School c1960 form 2A (Click over to enlarge)
Back Row: Stuart Mason, Alan Hargreaves, Peter Fletcher, Ernest Gibbons, Kenneth Proctor, Derek Moorhouse, Anthony Tomlinson, Clifford Holden.
Third Row: ?, Edith Metcalfe, Kathleen Waller, Ann Westcott, Maureen,?, Margaret Singleton, Lynne Hargreaves, Doreen Counsell, Beryl Eastwood, Patricial Rigg, Gwen Whalley, Jean Clegg.
Second Row: Barbara Watts, Jane Davidson, ?, Carol Robinson, Mr. Alan Cockerill, Susan Beharell, Christine Haslam, Jeanette Peddie, Carol Harmer.
Front Row: David Cole, James Heaton, Ronnie Trickett, Ian Rishton, David Emison, Alan Hartley, Bargh, James Southworth.

Photo kindly shared by David Emison


St. Marys 1917 with Margaret Tattersall (nee Riley)
Kindly shared with us by Terry Tattersall


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951

Mrs. Heap the School Secretary
Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951

Mr. Clemont Hill - Headmaster
Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951

Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951

Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951

Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951



Back: Mr. Elton, Mr. Smith, ?,?,? Jack Dean (Deputy Head)
Front: ?,?,?, Clem Hill (Headmaster), ?, Miss Titherington, Miss Worswick

Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951


Pupils of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School 1950s

Kindly shared by Shirley Thompson from an album presented to Capt. J.G. Almond. O.B.E.
 of a photographic record of Haslingden County Secondary Modern School - 17th July 1951




This is Programme 2 and covers the period from the late 40s to the early 60s
Thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing this with us
Also archived under the Haslingden Grammar School



First Broadcast 1988 on BBC Radio 4. It relates to Early 1970s after the Grammar School moved to become the Haslingden High School
Thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing this with us
Also now archived under the Haslingden Grammar School

Walking Day and going past Lower Deardengate (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Fiona Balchin

Station Hotel, Haslingden (Click over to enlarge)
Photo shows Fiona Balchin's Great Grandmother 6th from the left who was the landlady.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Fiona Balchin

Kiln Field Farm, Helmshore (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Aliz Teague


St. Stephens Church, Grane. (Click over to enlarge)
This photo/postcard is currently being offered for sale on E. Bay Auctions


INFORMATION REQUEST

Hello Bryan

We have a clock that was presented to Henry Ashworth Smith by the chairman of Holden Wood Bleaching Co. (David Halstead) on behalf of the shareholders in 1915.  See attached pictures.




Are you able to shed any light on who Henry was and what he did in the Co.?

Regards 

Nick McShane (Aus)

(Please let me know if you have any information for Nick at bryan.yorke@sky.com
or go to our facebook page and include your comments, thank you.

UPDATE 7th Aug 2017 We have now been kindly offered information on Mr. Henry Ashworth Smith together with obituaries etc. which have been forwarded to Nick McShane (Aus) Thank you John. 

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INFORMATION REQUEST:

Hi Bryan,

Apologies for my approach however I came across your pages on the web as I have been searching for information on my Mum who passed away aged 42 when I was 16. I am now 46.

Her name was Catherine Callaghan (maiden name) and she was born in Accrington in 1945 and when I search it keeps coming up with St Marys RC school however I am struggling to see a picture of her or locate the picture with her name against it.

This may be a long shot so forgive me for my random approach however I am desperate to find some information and indeed photographs.

Kindest regards


Lucy Flanagan
(If you can help Lucy will you kindly let me know (bryan.yorke@sky.com) and I will then forward details on to her. thanks.

UPDATE:  5th Aug 2017 - Already had two offers of help!

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Kirby's shop window depicting Blackpool Tower which Mr. Kirby built.  I have also archived this photo in the "James Maxwell - the Haslingden man who co-designed Blackpool Tower blog.  Photo kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby


Shows Ebenezer Baptist Church and part of the old Grammar School (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby

Jim Riley stood at his shop No.1 George Street.
Jim would have been about 17 in this photo (1927) and he
retired from the business in 1977
Kindly shared to us by Brian Pickup.


The Last Committe of the Haslingden, Rawtenstall and Bacup Outfall Sewage Board 1974
The Haslingden members shown here include: Ald Tom Waller, Coun Geoffrey Ormerod, Coun Jack Stafford, Coun Geoffrey Hallam, Ald Hubert Sanderson and on the front centre Coun David Tennant
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Geoffrey Hallam.


Trinket tray memorabilia
Kindly shared to us by Geoffrey Hallam


The Station by J. Scholes
Kindly shared to us by Geoffrey Hallam

Kings Highway by Cyril Barnes
Sketch kindly shared to us by Geoffrey Hallam

Higher Hollin Bank Farm - by Joyce Scholes (Click over to enlarge)
Tor Mile Race was held going up this track
Painting kindly shared to us by Geoffrey Hallam

Painting of Musbury Valley by Joyce Scholes (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Geoffrey Hallam - also now archived in the Haslingden In Art

1930's Keep Fit Class (Click over to enlarge)

2nd from LH on front is Nana Catherine Hindle - She had the grocers shop "Up Shoot"
2nd Row from the back and far RH side is Lillian Lord (Greenwood)
Photo: Kindly shared by Joanne Beetham on 30th July 2017



Click over to enlarge
Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Click here to access the Michael Davitt Museum website


Haslingden St. Mary's c1975 (Mr. Cartmells class) click over to enlarge
Top: Joanne Brennan, Helen Dakin, Carol Irwin, Lynette Bodycombe, Carol Glover, Gerry Geesci, Russell Kenyon, Andrew Teoli, Mr. Cartmell.
Middle: Paul Higson, Anthony Flanagan, Ned Delaney, Ann McMahon, Lesley McDermott, Jackie Kennedy, Catherine Young, Joe Grcar.
Bottom: Michael Hardman, Paul Gott, Martin Sowerbutts, John Kelly, Belinda Fenton, Clare Zebrowski, Erika Labanz, Sharon Thompson.

Photo: Kindly shared by Lynn Morley-Cropper on 26th July 2017



Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group




Geoff Whitehead, John Bluey Navan, Bernard O'Connell, David Lloyd (guest speaker), Tony Gallagher, Mick McKenna and Billy Jobson - St. Mary's Football Club.
Photo: Kindly shared by Haslingden Roots Group

St. Peters
Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden County Primary Anniversary photo (Click over to enlarge)
Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Shows Tom Fisher in the background
Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden High School - shows Mr. Marshall to the right
Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Billy Batt
Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden Street Fayre
Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Presenting cheque to John of the Friends of the Rossendale General Hospital
Photo: Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Albert Wood presenting award
Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group


Photo: Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden Choir performing at Manchester Road Methodist (Click over to enlarge)
Choir members include: Jean and Carl Sudworth, Lorna Riley, Kathleen Heap, Kathleen Shirt, Mr. Kirby, Joe Belshaw, Agnes Howarth, Elsie Warburton, Stephen Eccles, Joan Waddington.
Photo: Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

A working party at Calf Hey Reservoir (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Armistice procession through Rawtenstall with Haslingden people amongst the march
Shows Fred Horridge with medals on front after flag bearers, also shows Percy Till to the right of Fred on the next row. Also shows Dr and Dorothy Ramsden on 5th Row back.  Also shows Bill Jennings the large bass drummer for the CLB (Haslingden).  It looks like this is the Haslingden Contingent or at least in part.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Helmshore United Football Club (Click over to enlarge)
Shows Derek Barnes, Derek Whittaker (Digger), Guest Speaker, David Entwistle and Jim Hickson.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Photo kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

I recognize Brian Grimshaw (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden Armistice Procession
Photo: Kindly shared by Haslingden Roots Group

Council contingent includes Haslingden Councillors Geoff Atkinson and also Mr. Holden

Coun Dorothy and Dr. Ramsden having a kick a round at a local charity event
Photo: Kindly shared by Haslingden Roots Group

Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

"Talking Radio" with Arthur Foster plus others (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Friends of the Rossendale General Hospital
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Manchester Road Methodist with the Rev Lindsay McQuoid
Photo: Kindly shared with us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden Cricket Club Members handing over a cheque to the Cristie Hospital
Shows Rod Taylor, Tony Holden, Ernie Taylor and ?
Photo: Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Shiela Oldham and Mrs. Ingham at a NSPCC event
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Dr and Mrs. Ramsden at a local event
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden Bowling Club Members
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden High School students handing over a cheque to Oxfam
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Mr. John Quinlan in the centre and Jill Horton on the right
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Shows Victor the Librarian pouring tea for the vicar of Manchester Rd Methodist
Rev Lindsay McQuoid

Mr. John Haworth receiving Office
Photo: kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden County Primary School photo
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Auctioneer Big Jack Taylor and the manager of Winfield carpet section
Photo: Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Donald Valentine in the centre
Photo: Kindly shared by Haslingden Roots Group

Loved by many Haslingden and Helmshore residents our baby African elephant in the Whittaker Park Museum
Photo: kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Haslingden Bowling Club Members - Mr. Clifford Shutt in the centre and George Heys on the right
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Arthur Foster Haslingden's Hospital DJ and other hospital radio workers
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

A Computer Class being held at the St. Peter's Church, Laneside.
The photo shows Mrs. Joyce Smithson, Mrs. (Jessie Ann) Jane Gotts, Mr John Binks and Mrs. Phyllis Ellis
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Coun. Dorothy Ramsden receiving cheque on behalf of the Cancer Research
also shows Mr. Bernard Black handing over the cheque and in the middle is Sydney Cockcroft
Photo: Kindly shared by the Haslingden Roots Group

Dr and Mrs. Dorothy Ramsden and hospital Staff.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Stephen Kay and his lovely family enjoying a evening excursion on the East Lancs Railway
Photo: Kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

Mrs. Maddocks centre and Mrs. Bolton right
Photo: kindly shared to us by the Haslingden Roots Group

"Winker" and his friend
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Haslingden Roots Group

Probably Congregational Walking Day from Bury Road and into Hope Street  1950s (Click over to enlarge)
Does anyone recognize anybody.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford.

Possibly the Metronomes Dance Band (Click over to enlarge)
It shows George Gillam on the piano and Frank Jackson on the drums
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford

Probably Haslingden Congregational Cricket Team on Laund Hey (Click over to enlarge)
The two umpires are to the left Mickey Flanagan and to the right is John Taylor.  Frank Jackson is 2nd from the left on the back. George Gillam is second from the left on the second row.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford

Blue Echo Band (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Shows Clarence Entwistle on Trumpet and Frank Jackson on drums.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford.

This was presented to Mr. Frederick Jackson (Frank's dad) for services in the first World War
(Click over to enlarge) Kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford


Haslingden Congregational Church Walking Day in 1931.
Photo shows them walking up Regent Street and the young lad in the middle with the cap on is Frank Jackson according to Neil his son. Photo kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford

Haslingden Congregational Walking Day down Helmshore Road (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford.

Frank Jackson at the front on the left, a young Brian Muldowny further back and then back to the front with Jasper Stirling (the vicar and our scripture teacher) in the middle with the glasses on and Mr. Brown on the right hand side. Also on the second row back the gentleman with the glasses on and the trilby I think is Mr. Sam Good and next to him and central behind Mr. Sterling is Mr. Turner. Also further back on the right hand side holding the pole is Alan Hitchen.  Also I think the lad on the right holding the rope might be Peter Haworth

Haslingden Congreational Ladies outing (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Neil Jackson and John Bedford
I can just about remember the old Mark Barnes Coach and it was registered either DCB100 or it was OTB 1 - not sure which one, but remember making out many a driver's work ticket for that fabulous coach.


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