Monday, 31 January 2022

PHOTOS, POSTCARDS, SNIPPETS AND OCCASIONAL NOTICES ETC.

 


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Photos will be headers here for approx 1-2 weeks before being uploaded to the No.10 album (2022) which can be accessed using the link below:



Peel Monument by Liz Taylor.



New Jerusalem Methodist Church - Great War Memorial.



King Street Methodist Walking Day - 1953
area: Sandpits


Cast of the Magic Sleigh at King Street Methodist
January 1962.





(above) A fabulous before and after of houses on Helmshore Road
Photos thanks to and copyright Chris Kirby


(above) A fabulous before and after of houses on Helmshore Road
Photos thanks to and copyright Chris Kirby






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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 NO.10 (YEAR 2022) Which can be accessed by clicking here

PHOTO ALBUM NO.9 (YEAR 2021) Which can be accessed by clicking here
PHOTO ALBUM AND SNIPPETS NO.8 (YEAR 2020) which can be accessed by clicking here
PHOTO ALBUM AND SNIPPETS NO.7 (YEAR 2019) which can be accessed by clicking here
PHOTO ALBUM and SNIPPETS NO.6 (Year 2018) which can be accessed by clicking here
PHOTO ALBUM AND SNIPPETS NO.5 (Year 2017)
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
PHOTO ALBUM and SNIPPETS NO.2 
(Does not exist)
PHOTO ALBUM No.1 (year 2013 and earlier) which you can access by clicking here 

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Dr. John Dunleavy

 

Dr. John Dunleavy (to the right) with Bryan Yorke at the Davitt 100 years celebrations (2006)
photo taken by our mutual friend the late Father Peter Knowles.

It is with much sadness to have learnt of the passing of Dr. John which was last November (2021) down in his home at Abingdon, Oxford. 

Dr. John helped me so much especially with the research on Davitt of which he was an authority. He also made regular contributions to the Haslingden Old and New blog with articles from his early days when he worked at the Haslingden Printing Works and stories about the Borough News (or selling news). He will be sadly missed.

I found this lovely piece that Michael Cruise of Bury Road, Rawtenstall, wrote about him:

JOHN GAVE HIS TIME FREELY

I THINK it appropriate that tribute be paid to Doctor John Dunleavy who has died recently.
A historian, formerly from Haslingden and living more recently in Abingdon, Oxford, John's contribution to the local and, indeed, wider community is of significant value and will remain a continual source of reference.
He produced a number of publications including, Haslingden Catholics, Dr. John Binns, Haslingden's forgotten reformer.
Remembering Michael Davitt; The Organ at St. Mary's Haslingden, The Fall and Rise of Haslingden Library, from White Elephant to Town's Museum, The Changing fortunes of Abingdon County Hall and a History of St. James the Less Church, Rawtenstall.
His career began in the local printing industry, working for the Haslingden Borough News, later, he won a scholarship and entered Plater College, Oxford.  During this period he developed an interest in politics and, for a while, shadows the then MP for Rossendale, Tony Greenwood, who used the family home as a committee room during election periods.
Throughout his younger days John was a member of the Young Socialist.
One of his greatest works was the study of Michael Davitt, who migrated to Haslingden in 1850.
Davitt worked earnestly for the rights of many impoverished groups, and was instrumental in the formation of the Land League, the first collection point being the Irish Democratic League Club in Haslingden.
More recently John was pivotal to the celebrations organised to commemorate the centenary of Davitt's death in 2006, when the then president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, visited Haslingden.
A most unassuming person, he gave freely and humbly.  He simply wished to be a curator and disseminator of facts to pass on for the greater good. 
(Michael Cruise, Bury Road, Rawtenstall)

Monday, 27 December 2021

PHOTO ALBUM NO.10 (2022)

 



(above) St. Veronicas - January 1984
names offered: Chris Beavan, Nicholas Beavan
archived under St Marys. 

Haslingden St. Marys Panto
names offered include :Ann Woods, Angela Kenny, Jack Farrelly, Josephine Eastwood, Roona Flynn, Bernadette Cottam, Hubert Greenwood, Anita Winder, Mary Navin, Margaret Donahue, Brenda Barker, Tom Eastwood, Jimmy Bell. 

now archived in St. Marys. 



(above) Memorabilia - P & S. Textiles Ltd playing cards.


3 Members of Haslingden punk band "The Grout"
photo kindly shared by Steve Duke Lord.


Grout - Haslingdens Punk Band
Photo taken when recording their single at Cargo Studios, Rochdale. 
Photo: thanks to band member Paul Brougham



John Cleggs photo from Hutch Bank 1963

 

John Cleggs photo taken from the same area on Hutch Bank in 2021


A photo of the Valiants at the Gig in the Park
photo kindly shared by Paul Brougham


The Valiants cassette "On The Shore"
Photo: Kindly shared by Angela Nuttall


The Valiants
Photo thanks to Stephen Haworth


Card for the New Embassy Band (Gerald Hems)

Now archived in Music from Hazeldene




(above) Three photos from the Lorna Riley collection
All taken from Hutch Bank. 




 Rose Woodburn, (Joan's mother) with her brother Jim in the yard of Springvale Mill with the house 6 Flip Road behind her.   (Photo: thanks to Joan Merrill)  

Plantation Mill workers photo thanks to Joan Merrill



Hindle Street, (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Michael Mullaney
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"


Back Pleasant Street (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Michael Mullaney
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"

Wilkinson Street, across from Marsden Square 1959
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney for sharing with us

Hindle Street, Nos 33,31,29 and 27 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Michael Mullaney
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"


Hindle Street - No.8 on right (Michael's family home), and No.27 on left (his Grandad Walsh home)
Chapel is St. Andrews Mission, which later became the Church Lads Brigade, drill hall.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Michael Mullaney.
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"

32 Far Back Pleasant Street (from English back)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Michael Mullaney
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"

8 Hindle Street and also showing the entry into Back Hindle Street,
and also showing the old CLB drill hall
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney for sharing
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"

Back Pleasant Street (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney for sharing with us.
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"

Far Back Pleasant Street (lower half) showing passage through to Manchester Rd.
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney.
Will shortly be archived in our "Before the Central Flats Blog"

Top of Hindle Street (off Bury Road) Click over to enlarge
Photo: Kindly shared by Michael Mullaney
Soon be archived in the "Before the Central Flats Blog"

Back Pleasant Street with the Grammar School (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Michael Mullaney

Soon be archived in the "Before the Central Flats Blog"




Did you know that Haworth's Ice Cream used to be in Haslingden! Just look at this fabulous photo with the horses and carts
Photo: thanks to Peter Fisher, Julia Wood (nee Haworth)
Yes it was Haslingden originally started in the basement of a house on Manchester road I think as a sideline with a recipe given by a relative , they were farmers from trough of Bowland area !

If my memory serves me correctly Haworth’s Ice Cream was situated in a house in the first long row on the left hand side of Manchester Road after Fields Road (Road End).Haslingden
I lived at 13 Holly Avenue (off Fields Road),which backs on to Manchester Road, until July 1936 and I remember as a child watching the pony traps leaving the rear of the premises.
Kind regards,
Clifford Hargreaves.



Sketch by Micheal Laffey 1908
Thanks to Sean Laffey for sharing with us
also now included in the Haslingden In Art Gallery


Photo: Griffin outing 1956 or 1958 ish.
Shows Teddys dad Martin Dagg 2nd from right on front row. 
Photo: Teddy Dagg

Saturday, 18 December 2021

FRED HOLDEN (Ironmongers)

 

Fred Holden in his shop on Blackburn Road (opposite Maudlin Bank)




Peoples facebook memories include:

Firewood bundles and firelighters

Warburtons loaves smelling of parafin

Went there for dad's irons

Nails and screws sold by the pound 

Was it 212 Blackburn Road

Had a Alsation dog called Mandy

"Open all hours"

He travelled to Blackburn twice a week to play bingo.

We lived next door when Fred and his wife would come into our house on New Years Eve and would sing carols and songs.

If we took stuff to bin we had to go in shop and tell Fred who would then secure the dog so we could go to bin in joint yard.

Smell of firelighters. 

Friday, 3 December 2021