Monday, 12 September 2016

Photos and Information on Acre Rising Bridge, Stonefold and Baxenden





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Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke) has kindly shared with us the above two photos 
The top photo shows the dismantling of the old boiler at the Rising Bridge Mill and the bottom photo shows some of the men on Walking Day with Lorraine's dad Jim Eke at the front of the party.

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Stonefold Church (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke) and uploaded here on 9th September 2016




Kearns Allens Works shown from aeroplane (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke) and uploaded here on 9th September 2016


Lower Baxenden
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Photo: Kindly shared by Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke) and uploaded here on 9th September 2016

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Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke) has kindly shared the following photographs with us




Rising Bridge Post Office in the 1950's  (Click over to enlarge)

Uploaded here on 8th September 2016
(Photo: kindly shared by Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke)

Snowed Up in the 1950's showing the snowed up train beneath Rising Bridge together with the school high up on the left hand side.  (Click over to enlarge)
Uploaded here on 8th September 2016
(Photo: kindly shared by Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke)




Snowed Up in the 1950's outside Rising Bridge Post Office  (Click over to enlarge)
Uploaded here on 8th September 2016
(Photo: kindly shared by Lorraine Hooper (nee Eke)


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Back Lane Farm (off Northfield Road) Rising Bridge on way to Stonefold


Opening of Cat Clough Reservoir (Northfield Road) c1913
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Painting of St. John's Church Baxenden by D. Sherburne 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Terry McGuire


Acre/Rising Bridge local untitled Event: 
probably held in the Great Tree Inn or the Rising Bridge 

Back Row l to r: Mrs Hargreaves, Graham Fenwick, Katrina Craig, Maureen Park (Landlady of Rising Bridge), Ian Walkden, Anne Brown, Jim Park (Landlord of Rising Bridge) and Jim Pilling.

Front and seated: Ramon Craig, Alice Craig, Karen Haworth, John Haworth and Joanne Craig

Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher