Saturday, 13 May 2017

FRONT PAGE for Photos, Postcards, Snippets, and Occasional Notices (archived after 7 days ...ish)




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




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


or if you still want to check out
After one week the above photographs or text will be moved over to their appropriate blogs and will also be transferred over to  PHOTO ALBUM and SNIPPETS NO.5 (YEAR 2017 which can be accessed by clicking here


PHOTO ALBUM AND SNIPPETS NO.4 (year 2016) which can be accessed by clicking here

 PHOTO ALBUM and SNIPPETS NO.3 (year 2015) which you can access by clicking here

or if you still want to check out
PHOTO ALBUM NO. 2 (YEAR 2014) WHICH 

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PHOTO ALBUM NO.1 (YEAR 2013 AND BEFORE) WHICH 
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Dont Forget!  HASLINGDEN ON FILM is accessed from the title further down on the left hand column - please enjoy the films.

The Baptist Church - Ebenezer Baptist and Trinity Baptist Photos




Ebenezer Baptist Church - Pre 1899 (Click over to enlarge)


Ebenezer Baptist 1920s - (Click over to enlarge)




Haslingden Baptist Church - A photo I took on 13th November 2004 (Click over to enlarge)


Ebenezer Baptist new organ in 1910 (Click over to enlarge)

Ebenezer Baptist Walking Day 1935 (Click over to enlarge)


Ebenezer Baptist Walking Day 1935 (Click over to enlarge)

Ebenezer Baptist Walking Day - Date unknown (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Keith Gunton 


Ebenezer Baptist 1950 Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)



Ebenezer Baptist in 1966 - Warwick Street (Click over to enlarge)
Ebenezer Baptist Church and Sunday School - Their lads who paid the Supreme Sacrifice 1914-1918
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If you want to check out more information on the heroes here please go to the War Heroes Blog by clicking here and click over their name

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Both the above Newspaper Cuttings have been kindly supplied by Chris Kirby


Two photos above showing Church Renovations in 2012 (Click over to enlarge)
Photos: Kindly shared by Clifford Hargreaves


PHOTOS from Trinity Baptist Church


Trinity Baptist Play - 1913  (Click over to enlarge)



Trinity Baptist (Click over to enlarge)



Both the above photos are of Trinity Baptist Walking Days (Click over to enlarge)
Both photos kindly shared to us by Keith Gunton on 2nd March 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

Haslingden Sport - BADMINTON



Ebenezer Baptist Badminton Team (1920 to 1930) - Click over to enlarge
LH Back 1st is Albert Edward White
Photo: Kindly shared by Chris Kirby

St. James Parish Church Badminton (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby

St. Thomas's Musbury - Helmshore Badminton Team (Click over to enlarge)
Taken from the scrapbook of Susan Whittaker (nee Nicholas)


from the scrapbook of Susan Whittaker (nee Nicholas) - Click over to enlarge


Haslingden Youth Club - Sport - Badminton (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: from the late John T. Wood's private scrapbook and kindly shared to us by Peter Wood

Rossendale Schools Badminton Team in County Badminton Finals 1968-1969 ish (Click over to enlarge)
Back left to right: Sylvia, ?. Peter Woods, ?,?,?.
Front left to right: ?, Susan Nicholas, ?, Carol Kay, ?.
Note Wooden Rackets!
Photo: Kindly shared by Susan Whittaker (nee Nicholas)






St. Thomas's Badminton  Team c1969 (Click over to enlarge)
?, Brian Johnson, George Brooks, Derek Thompson, Margaret Johnson, Eileen Gillespie, Kath Thompson, Susan Nicholas
Kindly shared by Peter Wood and Susan Whittaker



Haslingden Youth Club - Badminton Team (Click over photo to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Wood and Susan Whittaker
Front: Kathleen Parsons, Yvonne Shepherd, Carol Touhey Pauline Wood, Mavis Connolly
Back:Alan King, Jack Hallam, Peter J. Wood, Roger Townend, Raymond Bell, Alan Duckworth.





Haslingden Youth Club - Badminton Team (Click over to enlarge)
photo: kindly shared by Peter Wood and Susan Whittaker








Haslingden Youth Club - Badminton (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: from the scrapbook of the late John T. Wood (Head Warden)
and kindly shared with us by his son Peter Wood



HYC - Winners of Ross Badminton League Cup 1969 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: taken from the scrapbook of the late John T. Wood (Head Warden of the HYC)
Kindly shared with us by his son Peter Wood.




Monday, 27 February 2017

Haslingden Arts Club and Haslingden Operatic Society



Issue No.1 and No.2 of The Haslingden Arts Club "Spotlight" Magazine from c1947 (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby


A  well documented history of HASLINGDEN ARTS CLUB between the years 1944 and 1974 and written by LISBETH ALDRED can be seen on Peter Fisher's site by CLICKING HERE


"Spotlight" The Journal of The Haslingden Arts Club (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby



The 21 Show performed on the 21st birthday of Haslingden Arts Club (Click over to enlarge)
This is the cast photo and to check out the names see list below.  The show took place at the Public Hall in 1965 probably May.
Photo: kindly shared to us by Marie Finney on 26th February 2017

The 21 Show performed on the 21st birthday of Haslingden Arts Club (Click over to enlarge)
This is a list of the cast who took part.  The show took place at the Public Hall in 1965 probably May.
Photo: kindly shared to us by Marie Finney on 26th February 2017

The Arts Club "Lord of the Amber Mountain 1968 (Click over to enlarge)
The Arts Club produced a children's play most years and this is the 1968 production "Lord of the Amber Mountain".  I am the witch and would love to know if any of the "children" recognise themselves -Marie Finney



This cartoon is from the very first edition of "Spotlight", the journal of the Haslingden Arts Club, published 70 years ago, in 1947.  It was drawn by S.R. Good (Sam Good) and caricatures many of the leading lights of the Arts Club at the time.  
It also shows Roland Haworth, described as "Fishing For Films" in the cartoon.  Roland Haworth was proprietor of the Chemist and Photographic shop at the top of Lower Deardengate.
At the stern of the Ship is John T. Haworth ("The Quizzer").  Is this the same Lieut-Colonel John Thornley Haworth (Jonty) who was Headmaster at St. James School?  He died in 1952 - five years after this cartoon was published.
There are also members of the executive committee in the cartoon. Eric Gaskell ("On the Wings of Carpets"), Fred Hildred, the Arts Club's Secretary, ("The Ship's Writer"), and Miss Molly Hill - who was in charge of the Club's House Committee.  The House Committee were responsible for making and servng tea.  In the cartoon, Molly is the "Ships Steward"
But w3ho may be "The Skipper" who must have his "Cup of Tea", and who is the person referred to as "No Comment"?
The President of the Arts Club in early 1947 was Mr. George Waddington, J.P., however in the second spotlight (also published in 1947) Mr. J.C. Whittaker who lived at Danesmoor was President.

Our thanks go to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing the above caracture and information with us.

Also you may wish to check out programmes for the shows by the HASLINGDEN AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY

"Pirates of Penzance" performed 1930 CLICK HERE

"A Country Girl" performed 1933 CLICK HERE

"No No Nanette" performed Feb 20-25 1939 CLICK HERE

"Rose Marie" Feb 4th to 9th 1935"

"The Desert Song" Nov 11th to 16th 1935

"The Maid of the Mountains" - Feb 7th to 12th 1938 CLICK HERE

"Virginia" Nov 9th to 14th 1936 CLICK HERE


(Thanks to Peter Fisher for kindly supplying all of of these links)



Programme for the Arts Club 1970 production of "Oh What a Lovely War" (Click over to enlarge)
Programme kindly shared to us by Marie Finney and now also archived under the Arts Club Blog.