|Ron Baron's St. Johns Ambulance Certificate|
CAN WE HELP SUSAN WHITTAKER (15th February 2017)
I was wondering if you or any of your fellow bloggers have any photos of "The Estelle Dance Band" who were established in the 1950's. Despite my father Clifford Nicholas being the drummer, Arthur Frost on the double bass and Jackie? on the accordian, I don't have any pictures just memories of them playing at the church do's, the Con Club and pantomimnes. The Jackie I mentioned ran the newsagents in Lower Deardengate. Hope someone has some info, Kind regards Susan Whittaker nee Nicholas. D to birth 30/12/50. Attended St. James's Church, Haslingden County Primary School and Haslingden Grammar School. Moved in 1975 to Blackburn. Now retired and living in Old Town near Kirkby Lonsdale.
15th February 2017 Bryan Yorke wrote: I can remember the Estelle Dance Band playing old tyme dancing beneath the Wesley Church on Hud Hey on occasional Saturday nights. I also wonder if the accordian player you mention called Jackie was Jack Hayton because he did run the newsagents in Lower Deardengate for quite sometime and was also noted as a Haslingden Cricketer.
A nice snippet just added by Ian Cameron (14th February 2017):
On 7th August 1914, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales made an urgent appeal in The Times:
"Buckingham Palace - all must realise that the present time of deep anxiety will be followed by one of considerable distress among the people of this country least able to bear it. We must earnestly pray that their suffering may be neither long nor bitter, but we cannot wait until the need presses heavily upon us. The means of relief must be ready in our hands. To ally anxiety will go some way to stay distress. A National Fund has been founded, and I am proud to act as its Treasurer. My first duty is to ask for generous and ready support, and I know that I shall not ask in vain. At such a moment we all stand by one another, and it is to the heart of the British people that I confidently make this earnest appeal. Edward."
Haslingden's response to the Prince of Wales appeal is below. Regarding scale of the item: the actual pin, which is in my possession, has a ribbon measuring 3/4" in width:
|Haslingden War Relief Fund Flag Day pin of the 1914/1915 period|
Pin already filed within the "Memorabilia Section"
|Haslingden Cheese dish|
currently being offered on ebay. (archive memorabilia)
|Cross Street North and South (Click over to enlarge)|
by oil painting by Derek Woodhall c1983
This painting adorned our walls at one time when we lived on Cross Street North. I will now include it within the "Art Gallery"