Thursday, 5 September 2019

PHOTOS, POSTCARDS, SNIPPETS, OCCASIONAL NOTICES ETC. (later archived)



Calf Hey, Haslingden Grane
by Liz Taylor - September 2019
Click over to enlarge

 Carter Place photos thought to be the Worsley family
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne


 Carter Place photos thought to be the Worsley family
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne


Carter Place photos thought to be the Worsley family
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne



This is a very special document (Please click over to enlarge)
The document is a acknowledgement from the 1st Lancashire Regiment on receiving the Honour of the Freedom of Haslingden back in 1966.
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne


A lovely William Henry Shaw - Sydney Jagger (Director)
Business card done by thermagraphic raised print (lovely!)
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne



A lovely little booklet for the Haslingden Workmen's Club, Spring Lane,
Shows all the members of the club who joined his Majestys forces between 1914 to 1919
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne


 A photo of a lady on a horse
presumed someone from the Worsley family occupying Carter Place Hall
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne

A cricket get together for photos
presumed some event by the Worsley family occupying Carter Place Hall
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne



Haslingden Tradesmens Cricket Club
Winners of the Lancashire Wednesday League season 1924
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne 

Photo unknown presumed local event
Photo: kindly shared by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne 

A Haslingden Cricket Club event
presumed some event by the Worsley family occupying Carter Place Hall
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne


 A Haslingden Cricket Club event
presumed some event by the Worsley family occupying Carter Place Hall
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne
Shows Mr. Tom Worsley in the centre

 A Haslingden Cricket Club event
presumed some event by the Worsley family occupying Carter Place Hall
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne



A Haslingden Cricket Club team at Bentgate
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne


presumed A Haslingden Cricket Club team at Bentgate
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne

Presumed a Worsley family event at Carter Place Hall
Kindly shared to us by the estate of the late Ald Joyce Thorne


 Haslingden Central - photo from the air
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney for donating to Haslingden Old and New and
also thanks to Andy Metcalf for scanning them for us. 
(Click over photo to enlarge)


 Haslingden Central - photo from the air
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney for donating to Haslingden Old and New and
also thanks to Andy Metcalf for scanning them for us. 
(Click over photo to enlarge)


 Haslingden Central - photo from the air
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney for donating to Haslingden Old and New and
also thanks to Andy Metcalf for scanning them for us. 
(Click over photo to enlarge)




Haslingden Central - photo from the air
Photo: Thanks to Michael Mullaney for donating to Haslingden Old and New and
also thanks to Andy Metcalf for scanning them for us. 
(Click over photo to enlarge)


Another lovely aerial shot of Dalesford and area above Victoria Park
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson
August 30th 2019 (Click over to enlarge)

A lovely aerial photo of the St. Peters Place, East Bank,
 Ryefield Ave showing old baths, old ambulance hall and the School,
Memorial Gardens, Bowling Club, Fire Station etc.
Photo kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson 
August 2019 (Click over to enlarge)




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.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) 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


PHOTO ALBUM and SNIPPETS NO.2 
(Does not exist)

PHOTO ALBUM No.1 (year 2013 and earlier) which you can access by clicking here 


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

Garth Dawson's "HASLINGDEN"

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Exhibition 2019 (St. Veronicas, Helmshore on 1st and 2nd June 2019)





Photos below kindly shared to us by - Jennifer Shilliday













Saturday, 19 January 2019

PHOTO ALBUM No.7 (2019)



Helmshore Football Team
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Byrne

Helmshore Football Team
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Byrne



Communion Wine - Haslingden Methodist
by Liz Taylor


And here below we have photos being added which were kindly donated to us whilst at the recent exhibition held at St. Veronica's - Adding daily so please keep checking


 Possibly Councillor Robert Taylor former Mayor of Haslingden
Photo: Kindly shared by Margaret Murray

Robert Taylor former Mayor of Haslingden who was landlord of The Flip pub (Dyers Arms
Photo: Kindly shared by Margaret Murray

Elizabeth Lund Holden nee Taylor
Photo: Kindly shared by Margaret Murray

 15th May 1937 - Grand Coronation Display at Marsden Square
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Margaret Murray (Taylor family)


Grane Mill Picnic
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Margaret Murray (Taylor family)

 Hilda Mary Parkinson 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Margaret Murray (Taylor family)

John Taylor (Corner cafe) and Margaret Taylor (not related)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Margaret Murray (Taylor family)

 thought to be Clough End Mill, Duckworth Clough
Photo: Kindly shared by Joyce Whittaker
Harry Chadwick front left


Old Cordingley invoice 
Photo: Kindly shared by Joyce Whittaker

 Coronation of King George V1 May 12th 1937
Harry Wood man with glasses
Photo kindly shared by Joyce Whittaker

 Haslingden Borough Band Cup Winners Belle Vue May 1932
Photo: Kindly shared by Joyce Whittaker


 Think it is St. James Institute - Snooker team
Photo Kindly shared by Joyce Whittaker

 Think it is St. James Institute - Football team
Bob Wade senior goalkeeper on back
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Joyce Whittaker

 Trinity Baptist
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Joyce Whittaker

 Trinity Baptist
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Joyce Whittaker

J & J Whittaker of Edenfield Steam Wagon (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by family member Stephen Whittaker

local Helmshore football team
Photo: Thanks to David Wise for kindly sharing

Pantomime 1920s Helmshore
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Musbury Church comedy and revue New Year Party
Cutting kindly shared to us by David Wise

School camp
Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Holden Wood Reservoir short of water
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Probably Helmshore folk on a days seaside outing
Photo: Kindly shared with us by David Wise

Photo: Kindly shared by David Wise

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

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

Village Wedding, Helmshore c1930 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by David Wise

Helmshore Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by David Wise

Walking day, Holcombe Road c1956
Photo: Kindly shared by David Wise

Helmshore cast
Photo: Kindly shared by David Wise

Holcombe Road Helmshore - Walking Day
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Helmshore group
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Porritts
Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Walking day at St. Thomas Musbury, Helmshore Road c1964
Photo: Kindly shared by David Wise

P & S - 20th January 1970
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Porritts and Spencer
Photo: Kindly shared by Dave Wise

A Helmshore Factory ?
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Laneside Football Club
Photo kindly shared to us by David Wise

Helmshore related
Photo: Thanks to David Wise for sharing with us

Musbury Church
Photo: Kindly shared with us by David Wise
Shortly be archived under Musbury Church

Unveiling of the War Memorial at Sunnybank Mill after the First World War, possibly Oliver Porritt stood at the back.  The memorial itself is now on the wall of the bowling green behind Sunnybank Social Club
Photo: Thanks to David Wise for sharing and thanks to John Simpson for information
Will later be archived under Porritts.

Invitation from the Mayor and Mayoress to Miss Susan Ellen Crankshaw in 1907
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise

Bleach Works - Holden Vale Mft Co. (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Thanks to David Wise for sharing with us.
Will shortly be archived in the Bleach Works Blog

St John's Ambulance personell at their local Lyndale Avenue headquarters
Photo: Thanks to Mrs. Alyson Bennison for kindly sharing.
Will shortly be archived under the St. Johns Blog. 

Members of the Haslingden St. Johns Ambulance.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Mrs. Alyson Bennison
Will shortly be archived under the St. Johns Ambulance

Felt Room at P&S Textiles Broadway 1969
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Mrs. Alyson Bennison
Will later be archived under Porritts.

St. Thomas, Musbury - Brownies on 1st May - End of East St Helmshore
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Mrs. Alyson Bennison
This photo will shortly be archived in the St. Thomas photo blog

Country Run group photo
Photo: kindly shared with us by Mrs. Alyson Bennison

R.A.O.B. Haslingden (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Mrs. Alyson Bennison

Helmshore County Primary School 1955 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo Kindly shared to us by Alyson Bennison
Will shortly be added to the Helmshore County Primary School photos blog.
I AM AWARE THIS PHOTO IS DUPLICATED TODAY, BUT THE SAME PHOTO HAS BEEN CONTRIBUTED BY TWO SEPARATE PERSONS....

Helmshore County Primary 1957 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Mrs. Alyson Bennison
Will shortly be archived under the Helmshore County Primary 1957 school photos

Presenting Crysanthemums at the War Memorial (pre poppies) taken in November 1936
shows Alyson's Auntie Mary and little Shiela McIntyre (Shiela McConville) age 3
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Alyson Bennison

St. Mary's Cricket Team 
Shows Alyson's dad and uncle
Photo: Thanks to Mrs. Alyson Bennison for kindly sharing with us
Will also shortly be added to both St. Marys and Cricket Blogs.

Friends at the Mayors Ball
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Steve Rothwell

Shows Mr and Mrs Dick Rowe and their friends at the Mayors Ball
Photo: Kindly shared by Steve Rothwell

St. Mary's at the Commercial with leader Agnes Frost around 1956
Photo: kindly shared to us by Steve Rothwell
Will shortly be archived under the St. Marys Blog

A photo of Michael Davitt's grave
Photo: thanks to Michael Mullaney

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"


 All these photos show St. Veronica's when it was a hostel.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Pauline Turner

 All these photos show St. Veronica's when it was a hostel.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Pauline Turner

 All the above photos show St. Veronica's when it was a hostel.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Pauline Turner

 All the above photos show St. Veronica's when it was a hostel.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Pauline Turner

 All the above photos show St. Veronica's when it was a hostel.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Pauline Turner

All the above photos show St. Veronica's when it was a hostel.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Pauline Turner

St. Marys Netball Team 1974? (Click over to enlarge)
Names were known: 
Back: Irene Moden, Doreen Nuttall, Shiela Sharkey, Lyn Roberts
Front: Margaret Navin, Irene Kershaw, Dorothy Higgins, Sandra Cockerill, presented shield by Marian Lofthouse.
Cutting thankfully shared by Irene Kershaw.
Soon to be archived in the St. Marys Blog

St James Youth Club trip to Blackpool (Click over to enlarge)
Arthur Diggle, John Lord, Irene Kershaw, Sandra Cockerill, ?, Ronnie Trickett
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Irene Kershaw
Soon to be archived in the St. James Blog

St James Youth Club trip to Blackpool (Click over to enlarge)
Irene Kershaw, John Lord, Sandra Cockerill, Ronnie Trickett, ?,?
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Irene Kershaw
Soon to be archived in the St. James Blog

St. James's Youth Club trip to Blackpool (Click over to enlarge)
shows l t r: Sandra Cockerill, Ronnie Tricket, ?, Irene Kershaw, John Lord, ? Arthur Diggle
Photo: Kindly shared by Irene Kershaw
Soon to be archived in the St. James Blog

Helmshore County Primary School 1957? (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Myra Souter
Soon to be archived in the Helmshore County Primary School blog

Gregory Fold Farm yard

at Fold House, Gregory Fold
Myra Dickinson and Jean Oldfield
Photo: Kindly shared by Myra Souter

Sat down by the Big Tree at Gregory Fold (now removed)
Christine Haslam, Myra Dickinson, Kathleen Willan
Photo: Kindly shared by Myra Souter

Myra Dickinson and another little girl
Photo: taken down by Helmshore Primary School
Photo: Thanks to Myra Souter

Myra Dickinson 
taken down at Gregory Fold down near the bridge
Photo: Thanks to Myra Souter

347 Holcombe Road opposite to Robin Hood Pub (Click over to enlarge)
The photo depicts the Wolstenholme family stood or sat at the doorways to the cottages
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Myra Souter (family member)

Haslingden Secondary Modern School Swimming Team (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Sandra Smith.
Names were known:
Back: Brian Knowles, ?,?, David Wise, John Barnes, Brian Till, Mr Gillam, Alan Hartley, ?
Middle: ?,?, Pamela Smithson, Lena Harrison, Irene Kidd, Sandra Cockerill, Joyce Heys,?,?
Front: ?,?
NOW ARCHIVED archived under Haslingden Sec Modern School, and also in the Swimming blog
Sandra also gave us some Vanguard School Mags which will be put on later

Haslingden Secondary Modern School Netball Team (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Sandra Smith
Names were known:
Back: ?,?, Margaret Barrow, Jean Hargreaves.
Front: ?, Sandra Cockerill, Val Warburton
Soon to be archived in the Haslingden Secondary Modern School Blog

Haslingden Secondary Modern School Swimming Team (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Sandra Smith.
Names were known:
Back: Brian Knowles, Brian Till, Gordon Bright, John Barnes, David Killingbeck, Stephen Kay, David Wise, Frank Cole, Alan Cliffe (sapper)
Middle: Betty Hargreaves, Pat Barlow, Sandra Cockerill, Carol Lord, Sylvia Robson, Pamela Smithson, Lena Harrison, Sandra Lambert, Jean Hargreaves.
Front: Robert Parkinson, Val Warburton, Carole Fletcher, Joyce Heys, Lorraine Lambert, Brian Heys.
NOW ARCHIVED under Haslingden Sec Modern School, and also in the Swimming blog

Old photo showing the Con Club bowling Green and Bell Street Works
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Patricia Rudge


 Shows a trip to the Isle of Man just after the War
Photo: Kindly shared by Clifford Hargreaves.

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 Haslingden Parish Church photo taken from drone (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson and Irwell Pete - May 2019
also archived under the HO&N -  Haslingden St. James photo blog


  Haslingden Parish Church photo taken from drone (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson and Irwell Pete - May 2019
Also archived in the HO&N - Haslingden St. James Blog


 Haslingden Parish Church photo taken from drone (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson and Irwell Pete - May 2019
also archived under the HO&N -  Haslingden St. James photo blog



 Haslingden Parish Church photo taken from drone (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson and Irwell Pete - May 2019
also archived under the HO&N - Haslingden St. James photo blog


 Haslingden Parish Church photo taken from drone (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson and Irwell Pete - May 2019
also archived under the HO&N - Haslingden St. James photo blog




Haslingden Parish Church photo taken from drone (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Alan Robinson and Irwell Pete - May 2019
also archived under the Haslingden Old and New - Haslingden St. James photo blog


Manchester Road/Hall Street - Properties awaiting demolition 1985 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Chris Kirby

Demolition of 153 to 159 Manchester Road August 1988 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Stuart Oliver 


11th May 1956 and the unveiling of the plaque to Michael Davitt.  Irish Democratic League (Haslingden Branch)

 Another photo which shows the other Big Lamp near the Commercial

 Old photo showing the Big Lamp to the left of the tram


Old photo showing one of the "Big Lamps" situated near the Commercial



A before and after of the Haslingden Conservative Club, John Street (Click over to enlarge)
The top photo was taken in June 1997, and the lower one taken less than 2 years later in April 1999.
Thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing his dads photos.
ALSO NOW ARCHIVED - HASLINGDEN CONSERVATIVE CLUB


Old Roebuck - Eli's Palace advert (Click over to enlarge)
Shows Keith Gunton, Raymondo and D.J. Nigel 
Thanks to Nigel Bateson for kindly sharing with us
NOW ARCHIVED IN MUSIC FROM HAZLEDENE

Haslingden Parish Church
Bookmark kindly shared to us by Clifford Hargreaves
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER ST. JAMES AND ALSO MEMORABILIA BLOG

Helmshore Primary School (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Victoria Roles
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER HELMSHORE PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Walking Day down Lr Deardengate 1965 (Click over to enlarge)
David Robb says "My sister Jayne 2nd row back next to lady with amazing hat.
Photo: Thanks to David Robb for sharing with us

Porritts Weaving Shed 1957 - (Click over to enlarge)
A few of the Gregory brothers (Bill, Les, Nick and Syd)
Photo: Kindly shared by Pauline Kennedy.
ARCHIVED UNDER PORRITTS

 This is a photo of a "pictorial guide" which used to be in situ at the site of the Panoptican
Click over to enlarge
Original artwork was done by local artist John B. Taylor
NOW ARCHIVED WITHIN HASLINGDEN IN ART


 This is a photo of a "pictorial guide" which used to be in situ at the site of the Panoptican
Click over to enlarge
Original artwork was done by local artist John B. Taylor
NOW ARCHIVED WITHIN HASLINGDEN IN ART


This is a photo of a "pictorial guide" which used to be in situ at the site of the Panoptican
Click over to enlarge
Original artwork was done by local artist John B. Taylor
NOW ARCHIVED WITHIN HASLINGDEN IN ART


Some attractions of the Rossendale area by John B. Taylor (1990)
(Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Alison May
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN IN ART

Haslingden by J. Scholes (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Alison May
NOW ALSO ARCHIVED IN "HASLINGDEN IN ART"




Haslingden Grammar School by John B. Taylor (1985)
kindly shared to us by Alison May
NOW ARCHIVED IN THE HASLINGDEN IN ART GALLERY


Sunnybank, Helmshore
by local artist - Liz Taylor
NOW ARCHIVED IN HASLINGDEN IN ART

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GEORGE HADFIELD, FROM APPRENTICE TO MASTER PRINTER

by John Dunleavy.

George Hadfield's introduction to the world of work was by way of the printing office in John Street directed by a Mr Donaldson. The business produced a great deal of what was then known as letter press printing. George served his time there and as was customary on reaching the age of twenty one was promptly dismissed. In effect he was told you have served your time, we have confidence you will be able to cope with any project put to you by a master printer. He had been fortunate in being introduced to the mysteries of print in an office where all the men were expected to undertake type setting and be prepared to undertake machine work. Over the next few years his readiness to accept work in a number of different offices was indicative of the lessons he had learnt at Haslingden. He soon proved he was capable of utilising the knowledge he had absorbed during his apprenticeship finding work in a number of towns mainly in the north west of England.  

The member of a Scottish family George appears to have been well read, and keen to learn. The family took their annual holidays in the north of Scotland, a venue that owed its popularity to Queen Victoria's acquisition of the Balmoral estate. One year  George related how the trains heading northward were ordered to slow down in order to allow the royal train to proceed ahead of them. What was more the word got round that Queen Victoria was actually on the train and the decision to  slow the flow of traffic would give tourists the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the aged Queen.
George and his family joined in the general elation, though the young visitor from Haslingden was dismayed to encounter a queen attired not in rich robes and still less wearing a crown: instead George and his party had to be satisfied with a passing glimpse of Victoria in her customary black dress (or widow's weeds), set off with a white bonnet made of lace. "Well, if that's the Queen [grumbled George], I'd prefer my own mother any day!'

George was a man who clearly enjoyed travel and over the years I listened with pleasure to his numerous anecdotes. He was also knowledgeable about politics at local and national levels. In his younger days Rossendale, which included Haslingden, was represented at Westminster by Loulou Harcourt, a Liberal. Harcourt liked to assert he had radical tendencies which made sense given the social makeup of the constituency. George related how one day about to alight from the tram several women passengers (clearly not locals) enquired as to the location of the Liberal Club.

Situated at the corner of Park Street and Manchester Road, George related how the intrepid ladies travelling with bulky shopping bags, proceeded to subject the Liberal club windows to a barrage of stone throwing. This was just one way in which Harcourt's militant opponents (usually termed the suffragettes)  maintained this was yet another weapon to secure votes for women. Other politicians notably Herbert Asquith was obdurate in his desire to check the spread of demands for women's' rights, though in 1918 when Parliament finally accepted the extension to the franchise both Harcourt and his political chief were to be found in the 'yes lobby.'

George was a member of a large family, all of whom seemed destined to prosper in choice of careers. One brother, for instance, was a clock maker who ran his business from his home in Piccadilly Street, while Mt Hadfield senior held the position of Ale taster and enjoyed the right to visit local pubs brandishing his special beer tankard. This was in effect his badge of office, and as such he had the right to enter any pub he chose in the jurisdiction of the manorial court and demand a free drink!

The coming of war in 1914 impinged on the lives of millions and like many of his contemporaries George joined the army. He saw service in what was termed the western front, in particular the small area maintained by Belgium throughout the war. It would seem he looked forward to resuming his career in print once the war was over. In his days as a journeyman he had found work in several places, and at Newton le Willows he met and became engaged to a young lady who married him once the war was over. They moved into a house in Wells Street and this was to be their home for most of their married life.

The war over George was able to resume his printing career, and returned to the printing works in John Street that had been managed for many years by Mr Donaldson. When the latter decided to retire George with a few of his colleagues pooled their resources and purchased the premises that was restyled Haslingden Printing Works Ltd. George filled the role of a company director and overseer. The onetime apprentice had finally become a Master printer!  Apart from general printing the company took the decision to launch a weekly paper the Selling News. This proved to be an immediate success, few houses in the town ever went without their copy of this journal: obviously George and his colleagues had discovered a demand in the community that needed to be supplied.

The present writer having left school without any preparation as to what he might do, on an impulse paid a visit to the works and was conducted round by the manager, Harold Waring, Bob Emison, the overseer, and George. The latter made the greatest impact by enquiring whether any other members of my family had ever been in print, and on being assured there were none, George confided in me that printers usually ended up going mad!

A lovely man!

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Haslingden inter-schools Choir (summer of 1959) and the participants were children in the last year of their respective Junior Schools - Click over to enlarge

Made up of pupils from Helmshore County Primary, Haslingden Secondary Modern School, Stonefold and Haslingden Grammar School.  The photo shows the Mayor Alderman John Walsh.

The following students names have been offered: in no order:-the late Maisie Booth, the late Kath Waller, Susan Beharrel, Ronnie Trickett, David Emison, Doreen Councel, Margaret Singleton, Ann Friend, Brian Lees, Jean Smith, John Jennings, Maureen Ashton, Irene Kidd, Arthur Diggle, Peter White, Jennifer Edwards, David Taylor, Vivien Collinge, Pamela Smithson, Miss Holden (Hud Rake), David Blomley, Catrina Pickup, Stewart Molloy, Maureen Hodgkinson, Billy Porter, Michael Wise, Ian Walkden, the late Lynn Hargreaves, Ken Proctor, Stuart Mason, Derek Haworth, Pauline Barnes, Miss Colebatch (Hud Rake), Jimmy Rushton, Stuart Bickford, Philip Robinson, Beryl Eastwood, Ernest Gibbons, Anne Simms, Paul Smith, Miss Rigg, the late Jean Smith, Jean Pitman, Lillian Parkinson, Christine Gill, Susan Sowerby, Leslie Brennan, Kathleen Barlow, Heather Chase, Derek Sowerby, Joan Costain, Sherry Holden, Margaret Barrow, Barbara Dewhurst, Jean Hargreaves, Carol Lord, Jeannette Peddie, Tommy Barnes, Barbara Fitton, Barbara Woodburn, Jean Birkbeck, Carol Pilkington, Pamela Entwistle, Jean Couple, Joyce McFarland, Florence, David Clinch, Leslie ? (brilliant at art), Alan Rushworth, Joan Barlow, Pauline Dann, Doreen James, Peter Cole, Lorraine Ralph, Barbara Fitton, Jean Coupe, Pamela Entwistle, Christine Haslam, John Molloy, Joyce McFarland, Ruth Barlow, Carol Pilkington, Cynthia Fitton, Lynne ?, Ann Mawdsley, Peter Bargh, Kenneth Sayer, Sandra Lyth, Jean Wilkinson, Maureen Taylor, Alan Hayhurst, Christine Kier, Alan Gardner, Ann Baxendale, Pat Barrett, Sylvia Croston, Ruth Metcalfe, Brenda Donaldson, David Haworth, Carol Lewis.   




St. Thomas, Musbury Morris Dancers - June Gala 1966
taken on Helmshore Road by the Church Lychgate
(Click over photo to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Liz Smart
LH side from back: ??, Elizabeth Bonner, Christine Gregory, Beverley Moore, ? Street?, Ann Smithson, Yvonne Stott. 
RH side from back: Annette Nuttall, Veronica Gregory, Sheila Waller, Barbara Jackson, Linda Bentley, Corrine Stott, Linda Tomlinson, Kathleen Flynn.
Leader in centre: Ingrid Bentley

also archived under ST THOMAS


This is a Old and New (or Then and Now) showing Haslingden and Helmshore
from a photo taken in 1962 and a more recent photo taken in 1990
Thanks To Chris Kirby for kindly sharing this with us.


Haslingden Cricket Club - Under 15s (Click over to enlarge)
Photo includes:Chris Councel, Ian Papworth, Russell Marcroft, David Jackson, John Entwistle, Glynn Hargreaves, Kevin James and Alan Massicks.
SOON TO BE ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SPORTS - CRICKET.


Haslingden Grammar School Swimming Gala - 1969
Photo: Thanks to Chris Kirby
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Sad times - Haslingden Baths 7th December 2018
Photo: Chris Kirby
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Sad times - Haslingden Baths 9th December 2018
Photo: Chris Kirby
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Haslingden Public Baths - Towel memorabilia
Photo: Thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
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Old Swimming Club Committee from 1948
Article thanks to Chris Kirby
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Robin Tuohey winning breaststroke championship - Haslingden Baths 1948
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Old Sauna at Haslingden Baths advert
Thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom for sharing
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Haslingden Swimming Gala 1975
Photo: thanks to Karen Fox
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Two lovely photos above kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby
They depict the OLD (before the by-pass) and the NEW (after the by-pass was built)
NOW ALSO ARCHIVED UNDER THE BY PASS PHOTOS


Haslingden Secondary Modern School - Year ? - Click over to enlarge)
Back: Keith Dobbs, Alan Colne, Ken Hanson, Keith Walkden, Keith Ratcliffe, George Haworth, Stephen Emmett
Front: Robert Nuttall, Dave Holland, Paul Murray, Pete Nuttall, ?, Peter Wood.
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SEC MODERN SCHOOL AND ALSO HASLINGDEN FOOTBALL.


A lovely letter of appreciation sent from the Sports Council to the Robin Touhey family
on their departure from Haslingden to resettle in Devon (1970)
Letter kindly shared to us by Mary Carol Kelly


St. James C of E - Church Lads Brigade (Click over to enlarge)
Buglers Jack Pilling and Clive Beckett
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St. James C of E - Church Lads Brigade (Click over to enlarge)
Bugler Jack Pilling
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Haslingden Printing Works Ltd - (Click over to enlarge)
Shows members of staff at the retirement of George Hadfield.
Presentation made by Harold Wareing - the Manager
Photo: Kindly shared with us by David Emison

Haslingden Printing Works Ltd - (Click over to enlarge)
Shows members of staff at the retirement of George Hadfield.
Presentation made by Harold Wareing - the Manager
Photo: Kindly shared with us by David Emison

photograph from Haslingden County Secondary School - it is of a team that came second in the County Schools Agricultural Competion.   The Theme was Poultry Keeping  and in the photograph from left to right are:   Ronnie Trickett, Mr Alan Cockerill (teacher),  Peter Haworth, Ernest Gibbons, Stuart Bickford and David Emison
(Click over photo to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared with us by David Emison


Haslingden's Special Constabulary on parade sometime in the early 1960s
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Photo: Kindly shared with us by David Emison



Haslingden Parish Church painting by R. Paritin (Click over to enlarge)
kindly shared by Jackie Ramsbottom
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An event at St Stephens, probably in the church hall, in the 1960s. From the left at the back, the names I know are: Alderman Bert Bussey, the Mayor ( directly in front of him is Mrs Bussey), Fr James MacDonald, Curate, Bob Barnes, Canon Fred Bamber, Unknown, my mother Kathleen Blomeley.
Photo and text kindly shared by Michael Blomeley
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Beautiful sketch done by Jim Barnes on 10th November 1908
for a page (approx 6"x4") in the "autograph book" belonging to
Ruth M. Kirby and kindly shared here with us by Michael Booth.
NOW ALSO ARCHIVED IN THE HASLINGDEN IN ART BLOG


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Beautiful sketch done by Michael Laffy (Haslingden Artist) 
which was a page (approx 6"x4") in the "autograph book" belonging to
Ruth M. Kirby and kindly shared here with us by Michael Booth.
I have checked this out with Sean Laffy (Michael's grandson)
who confirms it will be him with give a way tell tale signs eg:
Mandolin and Grecian girl wall plaque etc.
Period: Early 1900's
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This is a old painting of the White Horse Inn, (Old Haslingden)
painted by local artist Tom Worrall around the 1900 period. 
and was kindly shared to us by Tom's Great Grandaughter
 Dr. Rachael Jones
NOW ALSO ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN IN ART



Haslingden Secondary Modern School Band around 1961/2 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo kindly shared by Barbara Molloy.
Includes: students Jones, Moorhouse, Rishton, Walsh and Big Les (on back row)
Teacher: Mr. Jones conducting.
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A snippet from the Blog HASLINGDENS WATER TROUGHS, WELLS, SPRINGS ETC.


St. Peters Avenue


This is "The Meadow" which runs at the Helmshore Road corner with St. Peters Avenue.  The photo was taken before it was landscaped and you can just see part of the "well" to the left hand side. 
Photo: Thanks to Chris Kirby

Clifford Hargreaves wrote on 19th January 2016: 

My grandfather, Ernest Ashworth, was a partner in Ashworth and Hobson, builders in Rawtenstall.  His workmen were building a pair of houses No's 29/31 on St. Peter's Avenue, Haslingden.  On digging for the foundations the ground was found to be somewhat suspect and on digging deeper an underground stream was discovered, and after this was diverted the farmer reported that the water supply to the well which was situated in the middle of the field at the junction of St. Peter's Avenue and Helmshore Road had been cut off.  

It is reported that a belt of "quicksand" runs from under 16/18 Colldale Terrace to across the road at properties 29/31 on St. Peter's Avenue.  How far this belt of "quicksand" extends I do not know, but my father used to report that when the road joining the top half to the bottom section of Jubilee Road was being laid the cobble stones used to sink into the ground.

Michael Mullaney wrote on 30th January 2016:

There was a well fed from a spring in the centre of the field on the corner of St. Peters Avenue and Helmshore Road, now its a sports field.  The field was always wet and was used only for cattle grazing and hay making.  When they came to turn it into a sports field it was very difficult to drain and several attempts were made before it dried sufficiently to be played on.

There is a band of sand which runs from Long Shoot across Poplar Street (under houses with dropped door and window lintels.  Down Princess Street and across Sand Pits where it breaks surface, into Colldale Terrace and St. Peters Avenue and on towards Helmshore Road,.  The houses in St. Peters Place are built on concrete pontoons to stop them sinking into the sandy earth. 


small map showing spring


(thanks to Chris Kirby)