Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


This is the lovely painting by our local artist Liz Taylor
which is called "The Glass Tower"
(now archived in the Haslingden In Art Blog)

Names now offered for this photo - kindly shared by Steve Haines.

Helmshore CP School c1964 (Click over to enlarge)

Photo: Kindly shared by Dorothy Flynn and uploaded here on 14th March 2017
also filed under Helmshore CP School photo blog

(14th June 2018 - Memory notes kindly offered by Steve Haines (Pupil in the photo)
This photograph above is of our class a couple of years earlier than the one above, so I guess we’d have been five or six years old.  The teacher is Mrs Winstanley, who taught the very early years’ class.  I’d date this picture around 1960.
Going from left  to right on the back row: I don’t remember the name of the boy standing next to Mrs Winstanley, but stood next to him is Philip Abbott.  Then comes me (Steve Haines),Norman Constantine, Kevin Kerr, Richard West and Stefan Koman.
On the second row of boys, stood on the floor and again going left to right, are Noel Pilling, Johnny Smithson, Alan Carr, Tony Barnes, Paul Mellor, and Robert Oldfield.  I can’t recall the name of the boy third from right, but next to him is Martin Nuttall and finally comes Peter Edmunson.  He was the younger brother of Ian Edmunson, who has posted the next three photographs in the series.
Of the girls seated on the third row, the first is Carole Dowd.  I can’t remember the name of the next three girls, but the girl fifth in the row is Jeanette, whose surname I’ve lost.  Dorothy Ratcliffe is sixth in the row, next to Brenda Holden, Sheila Skupsky, Wendy Howarth, Carole Beardsworth and Stephanie Knight.

Stephanie Watson is the first of the girls kneeling at the front, on the left.  Next comes Anne Priddle, Susan Haygarth, Jackie Tremble and Carole Bond.
Haslingden Grammar School Blog - School photo May 1969 -

Thanks to Keith Pilling for adding more names and other snippets.  Check below:

1969 - May (below)
Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 1 (from left side)
Sheet 1 - Top row: Dorothy Lees, ?, Yvonne Eastwood, Hilary Taylor and second from right may be Sheila Bell
2nd row from the top: some of the names include: Paul Marcroft, Mark Barton, Fred McVitie, Andrew Tunstall, Andrew Green, Adrian Flagg, Stephen Willetts, Brian Counter, Peter Antrobus, Simon Seal, Peregrine Kerr, Alan Gough. 
Third row  (Girls) Carol Williams or Janet Ormerod, ?,?,Lynsey Barnes,Rebecca West.
Second Row from front: 1) Denise Morris, 2) Janet Knox, 3) Janice Brown, 4) ?, 5) Anne Haworth, 6) Elizabeth Ormerod, 7) Susan Nicholas, 8, Susan Deakin
Front Row: Stephen Foster, ?, Iwan Kalynyak, Pete Hodson, Alan Warburton, Stephen Haworth, Andrew Haworth and George Harrison. 
Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 2 (from left side)

Sheet 2 - Top row: Adrian Bury, Kenneth Harrison, Colin Eastwood, Tony Szewczuk, ?,?,?,?, Edward Riley, David Whittaker, ?, Lawrence Taylor, David Clayton, Steven Clark, Phil Davies, Graham Wroe, ?,

Second from top: ?, Sheila Bell, ?,?,?,?,?,?, Sylvia Rothwell, ?,?,?, Brenda Holden?, Nadiya Horak, Lynn Rostron, ?,  Jean Baker, Alison Heywood, Susan Marsden, Lynsey Almond, Lynn Tattersall,

Third row from top: Simon Seal, Peregrine Kerr, Andrew Smith, Alan Gough, Eric Finnerty, Neil Jackson, Bruce Howard, Keith Johnson, Donald Fitton, Chris Kirby, Peter Wilkinson, Andrew Sixsmith, David Green, unknown, Jeff Cheetham, David Reeves, John Barnes, Philip Gregory, John Ramsbottom, Derek Ratcliffe, Keith Pilling, Ian Bury (Diggle)

Fourth row: ?,?,Susan Barrett, ?, Sheila Waller, Janet Haworth, Liz Bonner, ?,?,Joanne Hoyle, Susan Driver, Angela Maddocks, Sheila Duff, Bridget Holden.

Third Row from front: ?,?,?, Jane Balmain, Pauline Gregory, Heather Simpson, ?, Julie Barnes, the girl behind Mr. Evans could be Ann Hague.

Second from front, 1) Susan Nicholas, 2) Susan Deakin, 3) Ann Collins or Collinge, 4) Kristina Fidakawcz, 5) Patricia Bushnell, 6) Alison Butterworth, 7) Carol Kay - Head Girl 8th from left (teachers) Mr. M Lawson (games), ?, Mr. J.A.W. Richards (chemistry), Mr. Ian Lewis Jnr (maths, who died a few months after this photo), Mr. J.E. Evans (physics), Mr. Lesley Howard (art), Mr. Roy Worrall (PE and woodwork/metalwork), Mr. Norbert Grimshaw (General Studies, Librarian and English), Mr. Alan Thomas (geography)

Front Row: George Harrison, Kevin Green, Andrew Wood, Philip Bladen, Paul Driver, David Hulton, Barry Stone

Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 3 (from left side)

Sheet 3 - Top row: David Clayton, Steven Clark, Phil Davies, Graham Wroe, Stephen Gough, ?, Neil Hulton, Keith Gunton, Graeme Watson?, Roy Dewhurst, Tony Brierley?, Chris Moorehouse, David Griffiths, Jeremy Rawlinson, Nick Dunnachie (local author), Ian Edmundson, John Clayton, David Kay, Stewart Smith, Roger Woods, Derek Sowerby, John Riley, Craig Fleming, Michael Farnworth (accompanist for Rossendale Male Voice Choir), John Haslam, Steven Greenwood, Steven Guest.

Second row from top: Lynn Tattersall, Tina Wissett, Yvonne Holden,Christine Higgins,Janet Grimshaw,Anne Walsh,?,?,?,?,Judith Barrett,Jennifer Beswick,?, Jennifer Dickinson (now Rawlinson), unknown, Anna Kyryluk, Jacqueline Robinson, unknown, Wendy Haworth, unknown, Janice, Louise Westwell, Christine Normanton, unknown, Glynis Charlton, Elizabeth Bracewell, Jeanette Gill, Giovanna Rothwell, Janet Varley, unknown, unknown.

3rd row: John Barnes, Philip Gregory, unknown, Derek Radcliffe,Keith Pilling, Ian Diggle, David Farrelly Andrew Brown, Stephen Chase, Unknown,?, Douglas Clink,Robert Dobson, ?, Derek Warburton, Andrew Smart, Noel Pilling, Brian Tomlinson, Graham Dakin, Timothy Kirby, ?, Robert (Bobby) Rawlinson, ?,Martin Nuttall, ?,?,?,Peter Edmundson.

4th row down: Sandra Barker, Helen Fronhnapfel, Susan Oldfield, Susan Wilson, Judith Brooks, Rita Wild, Susan Nuttall, Linda Bradshaw. Janet Edmundson (21 from left and behind Mrs Schofield and Joan Greenwood and two to the right of her is Gail Maudsley.

5th row down: ?,?,?, Beswick twins, ?, Tracey Lowe, - Anne Whittaker, Lesley Lowe, Janet Edmundson, ?, Gail Mawdsley, ?, Sharon Ralph, Ruth Peckett, Margaret Cain, Carole Ann Barnes, Margaret Taylor, Lorraine Roberts, Pauline Roberts, Carole Hardie.

6th row down, more teachers: Mr. Lesley Howard (art), Mr. Roy Worrall (PE and woodwork/metalwork), Mr. Norman Grimshaw (English), Mr. Alan Thomas (geography?), Mr.  Alan Peckett (French), Mr. Paul Fox (history), Mr. J.W (John Bill aka Bomber) Lewis Snr (Deputy Head - Physics) Mr. R.D.T. Marshall (Headmaster), Miss Mary Waring (geography), Miss Dorothy Kirby (English), Mrs V. Schofield (Domestic Science), Miss Joan Greenwood / Mrs. J Gudgeon (French), Miss Hilary Livesey (English), Miss J.C. Hargreaves (Girls’ games), Mrs. E. Beavan (School Secretary),  Mrs. Viv Peckett (lab assistant), Mr. Mike Crocker (Economics and History), Mr. J.Donald Holden (biology), Mr. G. Carr (Russian), Mr. Alan.N. Roberts (maths), Alan Earnshaw?

Front row: Caroline Smith, Elizabeth Tennant, ?,?,(Janice ?) ?,?, Pat Barber, Catherine Ashworth,Susan Ellis, Caroline Pilkington,Gillian Ralph, Sandra Goldsmith, Karen Sudders, ?, Adele Thorpe, Christine Richardson, Beverley Nuttall, Keith Whittaker, Antribus, David Clegg and Colin Green. 
Haslingden Grammar School May 1969 Students - Sheet 4 (from left side)
Sheet 4
Top row: Peter Dickinson, Graeme Adlum, Derek Clink, Nigel Middleton, David Murray.

2nd row down from the top: Judith Evans, Deborah Hallworth, Barbara Stuttard, Collette McBaine, Deborah Worthington, Christine?, Jacqueline Tremble, Karen?, Wendy Crawshaw, Lynda Barker, Carole Ann Procter, Shirley Cookson, Susan Everett, Gillian Love, ?,?,Lynn Foden, Norah Tattersall, Lindsey Yates, Angela Bradbury, Jean Aspinall.

3rd row from top: Peter Edmundson,John Smithson,Martin Hall?,John Heywood,?, Stephen Ashworth, David Eastwood, Craig Papworth, Peter Farnworth, Geoffrey Oldfield, ?,?, Malcolm Ridings, Roy Flanagan, ?,?,Roy English, Alan Dixon.

2nd row from front (seated sixth formers) Alan Earnshaw, Mick Glover, Brian Read, John Davies, Malcolm Edwards, Alan Curtis, David Isherwood,, Robert Alderson, Alan Howarth, Geoff Harrison, Roger Hoyle, Cliff Hacking, David Ormerod. (sadly 3 of these last mentioned have passed on: Malcolm Edwards, Alan Howarth and David Ormerod. 

4th row down - Lower Vith girls:
Susan Nuttall, Linda Bradshaw, Lesley Rothwell, Susan Mawdsley, Susan Wardle, ?,?,?,?, Laura Beavan, Jane Kirk, Carole Oldham.

5th row down
Lorraine and Pauline Roberts are standing behind Alan Earnshaw - identical twins one on each side of him. Then Carole hardie, Janet Kirby, Heather Jones, Elizabeth Haworth, Betty Richardson, Janice Darlington, Ann Stuttard, ?,?, Michele Cavannah, Susan Plaice.

Front row: Antrobus, ?, David Clegg, Green, ?,Stephen Hardman, Stewart Savage, Philip Casson, Paul Holt, ?,?, Neil Rothwell, Raymond Clegg, Nigel Billings,

Name contributions have been kindly offered by Carolyn Smithson, Adrian Bury, Alison May (nee Heywood) Ian Edmundson, Raymond Clegg and Dave Isherwood and If anyone else can place missing names to these photos it would be very welcome.  If so please email me by clicking here.  

Another "Grammar School" names update:

Thanks so much to Carolyn Smithson for kindly giving further name updates to the Haslingden Grammar School 1969 Blog photo.  Also thanks to Keith Pilling for adding names to the above sheets 1 and 2.  Keith mentions that Eric Finnerty, scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win at Todmorden.  Also John Ramsbottom was an excellent footballer and cricketer.  He played for many years for Ramsbottom CC.



Ive been trawling through your blog on Haslingden/Helmshore to try and find some information on a house that was demolished to make way for the by pass in Helmshore in 70s .

My grandad had a petrol station at the top of Dean Road off Helmshore Road I think it was later called Jubilee Garage.  My grandad was Bill Moorhouse  (Im sure he was in round table)  who was also an undertaker/ taxi driver and I can remember playing in some buildings behind the petrol station which had rolls of carpets in so he probably sold those too!!

We lived at the bottom of the terraced houses on Dean Road  on left hand side as you go down (I cant remember the number)  , the land opposite used by someone who kept chickens.  I was born in 1969 and around then Dean Road was a dead end that backed onto fields.  There was a track from the end of the terraces that led to a house in the fields I think to the east to a house called Fiveways which was compulsory purchased to make way for the by pass.   My Auntie Mary Evans lived there and I spent a lot of my early childhood there. 

The purpose of my email is I wanted to try and find some history about that house Fiveways and if possible some pictures as it meant such a lot to me and has a lot of happy memories.    I wondered if you could help or knew anyone who could point me in the right direction.

Kind Regards
Charlotte Parkinson


New local book from Chris Aspin - "The Golden Valley"
when Rossendale led the World"

Out today is my latest book - 'The Golden Valley:
When Rossendale led the World'. 136 pages

Published by Palatine Books [part of
Carnegie], of Lancaster.

Local shops have copies. Some will
be on sale next week at the Arts & Crafts
exhibition in Manchester Road Chapel,

I have some copies. My address is 21 Westbourne,

01706 227129

Musbury Tor with Park Mill Chimney by Liz Taylor (Click over to enlarge)
Now being included in the Haslingden In Art Section

A old membership card from "The Buccaneers Club" which was the basement
of the old Haslingden Liberal Club at the bottom of Park Street which is
now Steve Barton Insurance offices
Photocopy: Kindly shared by John (chunky) Simpson
will now be archived under 60s

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.6 (Year 2018) which can be accessed by clicking here

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.1 (year 2013 and earlier) which you can access by clicking here (in preparation) 

Dont Forget!  HASLINGDEN ON FILM is accessed from the title further down on the left hand column - please enjoy the films.

Flash Mill - Haslingden

This is a pencil sketch of "Flash Mill" which was off Grane Road, Haslingden
Kindly shared with us by Robert Warburton
This is more or less just has I remembered the old "Flash Mill" down just at the bottom of Grane Road in the dip as you turn right to enter the Industrial Units we have today.

What made this particular mill stand out from any other was during the dark hours, especially when the mass bright lit illumination shone out from that vast amount of open window space.  You get a idea from this sketch just how it could have looked.  It was striking and will always be a strong memory in my mind.

Sadly that's all it can be these days "a memory" because like most of our old mills once the cotton industry collapsed in our area  it was shortly after demolished and made way for modern Industrial units, which we have built on that ground today.

This is a photo of Flash Mill (Click over to enlarge)
This photo was kindly shared to us by Miriam Keen

A short history to FLASH MILL and thanks to Mike Rothwell

Flash Mill

Water-powered, woollen fulling mill of 1787 built by Thomas Wallwork.
About 1792 William Rae the elder and William Rae the younger, leased the buildings for use as a cotton mill. At the time of their bankruptcy four years later their machinery included a devil, three carding engines and 13 mules (1838 spindles)
In 1798 when Thomas Wallwork was again occupying the site, it consisted of an “engine house” and cotton mill.
The factory reverted to its original purpose during the first years of the 19th century, and in the 1820’s was worked by a flannel manufacturer John Entwistle.
 By 1848 John Warburton and his son Thomas, had leased the mill for hard waste spinning and weaving. In 1851 they employed a workforce of 89. For a time the firm also ran Hutch Bank Mill and possibly the “Little Mill” at Spring Vale.
 Extensions to Flash Mill included the installation of a beam engine to aid the water wheel.
Thomas Warburton became sole proprietor in 1863 when his Father retired. He was later joined by his sons John, Thomas and Albert.
During the early 1880’s the mill housed 5000 condenser mule spindles and 230 looms, weaving waste plains, twills and crepes. Motive power consisted of a breast wheel, 10’ diameter by 7’ wide, a beam engine with 25” cylinder and a horizontal high pressure washer.
 By this period Albert Warburton was running the mill alone. His sons, Thomas, Harold, George Victor and Albert junior later joined the business which was registered as Thomas Warburton & Sons Ltd in 1910. Major rebuilding and extension took place at the start of the 20th Century and included new sheds in 1901 and 1906. A horizontal tandem engine was commissioned in 1903.  In 1915 8908 mule spindles and 370 looms were running. Products included bag cloth, bandages, blankets, condenser plains and twills, domestics for the African markets and sheeting.
After World War Two the company became associated with A. Cover & Company Manchester converters and Exporters. When Albert Warburton (junior) died in 1950 he was succeeded by Arthur Cover as chairman and managing director, although members of the family remained on the board.
Flash Mill closed in April 1962 and it’s machinery was sold off later that year.
The mill was demolished in the mid 1980’s and replaced with modern buildings.
(Kindly shared to us by Mike Rothwell)

Extract below taken from "Town and Country Life", London (Kindly shared to us by Harry Warburton)

BRITISH TEXTILES - Warburton's quality goods for 150 years

Just as apathy is the greatest bar to achievement so is the matter of quality its most potent asset.  Industrially speaking, any manufacturing firm who produce merely to meet demand may be said to be apathetic; such concerns never reach the top run in the ladder to leadership, and rightly so, for "service" has no real meaning to them. For the qualities that combine

more to come shortly.........

Flash Mill - Christmas 1936 (Click over to enlarge)

Flash Mill Workers (Click over to enlarge)

Flash Mill Workers (Click over to enlarge)

Flash Mill Grane Road
National Saving Club winners.

Flash Mill F.C Cup Winners (Click over to enlarge)

Haslingden Sport - BOWLING

Worsley Park Bowling Club early 1970s
L to R: John White, Mr. Fisher, Jack Davison, ?, Fred Ratcliffe Snr, Mr. Cunliffe, Ernie Taylor
Photo: Thanks to Derek Ratcliffe for sharing this photo

Untitled Bowls Competition - Worsley Park and Con Club photo:
probably held at the Memorial Gardens bowling greens

Colin Fletcher, Raymond Clegg,?,?, Mr. Fisher, Leslie Wroe,?,?,Leonard Riley, Arthur Cunliffe, Mr. Wilkinson, George Heys, ?, Jack Haworth and his son Stephen in front of him, ?,?.
Front Bowling: Jack Yates

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

We are not even sure whether this is Haslingden or NOT?

Worsley Park Bowling Club members

Friday, 23 March 2018

Haslingden Sport - SWIMMING

Haslingden Swimming Club Committee 1949 (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly: shared by Chris Kirby

 Haslingden Swimming Club 1940s (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared by Chris Kirby

Mrs. Ellen Barker who worked at the Baths for 31 years
Kindly shared by Chris Kirby

The above is a Swimming Club 1938 Spring Gala Programme kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby. Please click over individual page to enlarge
Also Chris notes:
I see a few Arts Club people were also involved in the Swimming Club! 
My grandmother, Mrs E M White was on the committee which explains why my mother, Alice, was a good swimmer. 
Also my cousin Tim's grandfather, the photographer Arthur Constantine - which explains why Tim mother, Edna, was also a first class swimmer. 

Also note the guest appearance of Miss Sunny Lowrie who swam the English channel in 1933. She took over 15 hours - with 5 of those hours being taken up for the last mile to St Margaret's Bay, South Foreland, Kent.

I've just noticed, the handwriting on the front page of the Swimming Gala programme is Miss Sunny Lowrie's autograph! "Swimmingly yours, Sunny Lowrie", it says. She was later awarded an MBE. Here's an article about the swim, as reported in Australian newspaper - 
The Townsville Daily Bulletin on August 31 1933. I can imagine that the guest appearance of Sunny Lowrie was quite a coup for Haslingden Swimming Club in 1938.


Notes on Haslingden Swimming Baths - thanks to Marie Ives for kindly sharing with us  (29th March 2018) I will shortly add these notes to the new Swimming Blog:

When the baths were opened in 1936 my dad was unemployed and had time on his hands, so he attended the baths over the following months and taught himself to swim.  In later years when my brother, myself and cousin Bryan were old enough he took us along to the baths, we got used to the water but we couldn't swim, so we were made members of the swimming club.  We also went with school groups once a week, in the last year or two at St. James.  Our teacher at these sessions was Mrs. Doris Redmond and she was as I remember very strict with us.  When you had swum a length you were given a small black and white piece of tape for Mum to sew on your costume so that everyone knew you could swim.  I preferred going to the Swimming Club on Thursday evening where there was a more relaxed feeling.  Dad always went with us and had a swim later on, he wore a proper swimming costume with muscle back spaces at the back, it was navy blue.  When the club was doing well in the league a year or two later, he bought a pair of the teams green and white cotton trunks.

There was always a lot of children there from Rawtenstall, as there was no swimming pool there.  The pool was open until 8 o'clock on some nights and was always full of lots of children.  Most of my friends could swim and we always enjoyed going to the baths.  If I remember rightly at that time the entrance fee was 2d for a child and 4d for an adult, and it costs 1d to borrow a towel.  If you won a race at the annual gala you maybe the luck winner of a 6 month contract that enabled you to get in free.

We played teams from other towns on a regular basis, as well as going to these towns to play a return match.  We went to Burnley, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster as well as others.  We went to Blackpool Cocker Street baths and I always remember this as the water was saltwater.  When we had done our swim we didn't stay to cheer our men on in the polo match, we always went off to find the nearest chip shop.  The coaches we went on were nearly always George Hoyle's and we always had a sing song on the way home.

The schoolboys medley race was always the first event, one boy swimming 50 yards breaststroke, crawl, backcrawl and then the last one 100 yards crawl.  Next came the ladies 50 yards breaststroke, then 50 yards crawl, 50 yards backcrawl and 100 yards front crawl.  The men followed with the same races.  Then the ladies and men's squadron races, Then came a short interval before the polo match.
Some of the people I remember from the boys races are Eric and Steven Moden, Sean White, Colin Wallwork, Peter Jenkins, Alec Fearfull, Harry Moore, Gordon Barnes, Bryan Gudgeon (cousin), Ralph Clark (brother).  The men I remember are - Norbert Honey, Tom and Jim McIntyre, Tony O'Connor, Robin Touhey, Jack Warburton, Jimmy Dunne, Richard Barlow, Jack Ashton, Albert Holden and Gerard Conboy and other ones I have forgotton - sorry!  My memories of the ladies and girls - the Hayman sisters, Gladys Dunne (later Touhey), Florence Green, Gillian Bowman, Angela Honey, Moya White,  N.McIntyre, Pat Lythe, Audrey Byers, Winifred Nelson, Molly McGarrigan and many names I cannot remember - sorry.

When it was the Annual Gala usually September or October there was always a fun session when the men dressed in silly clothes and jumped off the high boards and made big splashes, and there was a Mills and Workshops race as well.

I have a battered programme for the 10th Annual Gala - 1951, price threepence, I can try to copy it if you want one Bryan, let me know.  I also have the original committee picture that I lent to the RFP some years ago, that is on facebook, as well as my Dad holding his prize that he won for the verans race (this is in one of Chris Aspin's books)  I also have a photo of my sister Jeanne and her swimming team with trophy, I think this must be an early one as she only looks about 10 or so, they must have gone to the pool as soon as it was opened, as she was born in 1927, she would be about 9 or so when it opened and I wasn't even born - shshsh!  This picture is a bit blurred, but if you wana copy I will do my best.  The people on it are also named on the back.  I have just found four of dad's membership cards and with committee details if you are interested let me know and I'll pass them on.

Signed: Marie Ives



Friday, 16 February 2018

Haslingden Labour Party

Haslingden Labour Party Members - possibly the nomination party for Donald Valentine to become the Mayor of Haslingden.

Names offered: Donald Valentine, Joyce Valentine and Jeffrey Valentine, Steven Barnes, Mary Harrison, Doris Barnes, Steven Barnes, Mrs. Hamilton, Jack Farrelly, Mr and Mrs. Keefe, Denis Keefe, Margaret Clegg, Sam Ogden, Mrs. Waddington, John Quinlan, John Mullaney, Margaret Lloyd, Eric Lamb, Margaret Lamb, David Coupe, Gerrard Hatton, Mr. McGuire.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Rossendale Young Socialists Dance

Names offered: Dane Swindells, Marilyn Zebrowski (nee Heys), Teresa Carr (neck band), Patricia Swindels (looking left),  Pam Stevenson, Pat Durkin, Ingrid Bentley
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher

Monday, 12 February 2018

Haslingden Soroptomist

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Kindly contributed to us by Clifford Hargreaves and will also be filed under Soroptomist. 

Haslingden Soroptomist handing cheque over to Rossendale Hospice
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher

Front: Seated Jim Watts (Hospice Representative),Joan Lords (handing over cheque)
Rear: Lucy Haworth, Mary Nuttall, Edna Egerton, Doris Lewer, Caroline Wolstenholme,Vera Schofield, Pat Fisher, Jean Hamer, Mary Ashman


Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Haslingden "Kung Fu" Class

 Ken Halstead and boxing friends
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher
(Archived under Haslingden Sport - BOXING)

Ken Halstead with his trophies for Boxing
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher
(Archived under Haslingden Sport - BOXING)

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Haslingden Sport - Pigeon Fanciers and Pigeon Racing etc

Haslingden Borough Flying Club (Pigeon racing) Cup presentation Event

from L to R: Danny and Mary Weston, June and Jack Duckworth (RIP), Joe Haworth, Frank Ashworth, Joe Atherton, Bill Hodgkinson, Gordon Lyth with the young chaps at the front Ian Duckworth and Leon Harris
The Club were based at the Regent Hotel, Regent Street
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher