Friday, 17 November 2017

PHOTO ALBUM No.6 (2018)

(Mail kindly sent through from Mike Ryan 8th November 2018)

As we quite rightly remember the fallen on Remembrance Sunday, so we should also think about those who also served and returned. Attached is a copy of the transfer papers in 1917 for my Grandad Ryan. As you can see he was found not fit to return to active service after recovering from gunshot wounds, but transferred to physical training. At that time he would be 31. I presume the group photo is the graduation class in March 1917. The record shows previous service of almost 10 years, which is probably when the younger photograph was taken. It may have been in India. He was not the only family member to be wounded only to return to service, as did many men from the town.
Mike







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“Spion Kop”

These lines are dedicated to those Brave Comrades who nobly gave their lives in the ever memorable Battle of Spion Kop which took place on January 24th 1900.

1)     Will you kindly pay attention,
        To my story, sad but true;
        A few words I will mention,
        That concerns both me and you.

2)     It was on the 23rd of January.
        As we rested behind Three Tree Hill,
        That the order came along the line,
        Which caused many a heart to thrill.

3)    Spion Kop had to be taken,
       By the lads of the Lancashire Brigade,
       With the Twentieth in front to hear the brunt,
       The assault had to be made.

4)    The Kings Own and the Fortieth,
       Who never yet knew fear,
       With the T.M.J’s and the Sapper Boys,
       Gave their aid the hill to clear.

5)   Along the uneven ground we marched,
       In silence deep as death;
       And when we got to the hill,
       We halted to take our breath.

6)   With bayonets fixed, we crept along,
       And pressed on with a will,
       For to uphold Old England’s honour,
       And to avenge Majuba Hill.

7)   When the summit we had gained,
      Many a heart was beating fast.
      And in the damp cold morning air,
      The challenge came at last.

8)  Halt! Who goes there? A voice rang out,
      In a tongue both strange and queer;
      A rifle shot, a bayonet charge,
      And a gallant “British Cheer”.
  
9)      On, on we charged; the enemy fled,
          The hill was ours at last;
          All hopes rose high as the morn drew nigh,
          For the danger that was past.

10)    Alas our hopes were soon dispelled 
          As we soon found to our cost,
          For the Boers again tried to retake,
          The position they had lost.

11)    As through the clouds the sun appears,
          Driving the mist away,
          All hearts beat fast, for low at last,
          We hold the Boers at bay.

12)    The Lancashire’s and Engineers,
          And T.M.J’s as well,
          Line the trenches all around,
          Their lives to dearly sell.

13)    The battle raged both fierce and fast,
          Throughout the livelong day;
          And ere the sun set in the west,
          Many a soul had passed away.

14)    Their’s many a mother in dear old England,
          Who will often shed a tear.
          When she thinks of her boy – her hope and joy,
          But from whom she no more will hear.

15)    Far, far away, over the hill,
          In Natal a resting place they’ve got,
          And these they lie, side by side,
         On the heights of Spion Kop.

Composed by M. Walsh, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 
Presume written by a Haslingden soldier in the Boer War 

Another beautiful poem written by a Haslingden soldier serving in South Africa in the late 1890s. The original is done in pencil on writing paper and penned in script.  We are indebted to Jane Siddall for kindly sharing these rare “soldiers poems”.

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Spartan Mother

“One more embrace; then o’er the main
And nobly play the soldiers part,”
Thus speaks, amid the martial strain,
The Spartan mother’s aching heart,
She hides her woe,
She bids him go,
And tread the path his father’s trod,
“Who fights for England, fights for God”.
Helpless to help, she waits, she weeps,
And listens for the far-off fray,
He scours the gorge, he scales the steeps,
Scatters the foe-away; away!
Feigned, as their flight,
Smite! Again smite!
How fleet their steeds! Now nimbly shod,
She kneels, she prays; “Protect him God”,
The sisters sigh, the maiden’s tear,
The wife’s the widow’s stifled wail,
These nerve the hand, these brace the spear,
And speed them over veld and vale.
What is to him,
Or life or limb,
Who sends the chain, and breaks the rod,
Who falls for freedom, falls for God.
And should it be his happy fate,
Hale to return to home and rest,
She will be standing at the gate,
To fold him to her trembling breast,
Or should he fall,
By ridge or wall,
And lie neath some green southern sod.
“Who dies for country, sleeps with God.

No 3714 Private John Thomas Lambert, E Company,
2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers,
Convalescent Camp, Mosi River, South Africa.


(Undated but from the 1890s)

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No 3714 Private John Thomas Lambert, E Company,
2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers,
Convalescent Camp, Mosi River, South Africa.

"A Poem written by a HASLINGDEN soldier called Jonathan Lambert on February 5th 1894, who was in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fighting the wars in South Africa. (kindly contributed to the blog by Jane Siddall . The original is on paper and penned out in beautiful script (a sample shown below)
1) The cottage was a thatch'd one,
the outside old and mean,

yet everything within that cottage,

was wondrous neat and clean
2) The night was dark and stormy,
the wind was howling wild,
A patient mother knelt beside,
the death bed of her child
3) A little worn out creature,
His once bright eyes grown dim,
It was a colliers only child,
they called him little Jim
4) And oh to see the briny tears,
fast hurrying down her cheek,
As she offer'ed up a prayer in thought,
she was afraid to speak
5) Least she might waken one she loved,
far better than her life,
for there was all a mothers love,
In that poor colliers wife
6) With hands uplifted see she knelt,
beside the sufferers bed,
And prays that he will spare her boy,
And take herself instead
7) She gets her answer from the child,
Soft fell these words from him,
Mother the angels do so smile,
And beckon little Jim.
8) I have no pain dear Mother now,
But oh I am so dry,
Just moisten poor Jim's lips again,
And Mother don't you cry
9) With gentle trembling haste she held,
the tea cup to his lips,
he smil'd to thank her as he took,
three little tiny sips.
10) Tell father when he comes from work,
I said good-night to him,
and mother now I'll go to sleep,
Alas poor little Jim.
11) She saw that he was dying,
the child she loved so dear,
had uttered that last words that she,
might ever hope to hear.
12) The cottage door was opened,
the colliers step was heard,
the Mother and the father met
yet neither spoke a word.
13) He knew that all was over,
He knew his child was dead
He took the candle in his hand,
And walked towards the bed.
14) His quivering lips gave token,
Of grief he'd fain conceal,
And to see his wife has joined him,
the stricken couple kneel
15) With hearts bowed down with sadness,
they humbly ask of him,
In heaven once more to meet again,
their own poor little Jim
At the end of the poem is a little note:

Dear Hannah I got little Jim,

because you ask me for it

write back and let me know,

how you are getting at home
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A newspaper cutting from the Rossendale Free Press of 16th August 1991
(Kindly shared to us by: Peter Fisher)




(Click over photo to enlarge)

Haslingden Secondary Modern Spring 1973
Football Team photo for the Rossendale Schools final v Fearns and played at Alder Grange.
(Opposite the new Hub in Rawtenstall - Fearns won 4-0
Team members:
Back Row left to right:
Phillip Greenwood, Philip Lynsky, Allan Schofield, Stuart Morrison, Stuart Riley, Steve Parry and Glynn Kendall.
Front Row left to right:
Paul Scholes, Steven Nicholls, Peter Jackson, Andrew Coad, Chris Royle and Paul Burrell

(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Philip Lynsky 5th Nov 2018)
also archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - FOOTBALL and also Haslingden Secondary Modern School. 

Did you know that Haworth's Ice Cream used to be in Haslingden! Just look at this fabulous photo
with the horses and carts
If you can provide further information it would be great.
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 !

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      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.



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A.F.S. c1941
Photo: Courtesy of the Belshaw Family
Back Row. J Chaplow, P Lynsky, F Wardle, H Bradshaw, A Whittaker,T Whittaker, J McIntyre.
Middle Row. J Ford, S Mason,A Hoyle, J W Bispham H Haworth, T Holt, H Greenwood, H Saul, H Ireson.
Front Row. V Taylor, M Walsh,J Parker, N Taylor, C Maden, J Marshall, T Birtwell, F Eastwood.Seated G Johnson, Bill Holden, A Hanson.
Will shortly be included in the Fire Blog


The above photo is of the C.H. Law and His Orchestra - (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Courtesy of the Belshaw Family
Back Row. R Haworth. C.H.Law, J Hurst.
Middle Row. J W Ashworth, O Pilkington, J Willan. T Fitton. H Tasker. N Riley. J Hough.
Seated. J W Hoyle. D Haworth. V Shields. J Scott. E Anderton. J Haworth. J Bridge.
Will shortly be included in the Music from Hazeldene Blog

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I also found a book which may be of interest to local historians. It’s a first edition (as far as I can make out) of Michael Davitt’s “The Boer Fight for Freedom”. It was printed in the USA in 1902, I would imagine because it would not be very popular in the UK! There is a dedication inside signed by Michael Davitt. The book could be in better condition externally but there are amazing illustrations of key players in the conflict. I plan to read it before doing anything with it. 
Mike Ryan

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I took the above photos of Calf Hey Reservoir on 16th August 2003
look at the salt deposits

Kindly sent in by Peter Barnes





Above are some photographs of Dusty Miller, as promised. I presume they are WW1 and just after. Dusty is recognisable in all photographs. A very distinguished looking character. 
A few more photos to follow of a more domestic nature. 
Mike Ryan



Hi Bryan
Can I ask a big favour?  In among all the family photographs I have been sorting in the last few weeks I found one of my cousins Carmel and Thomas. I have not had any connection with them since their parents divorced, many years ago, so they don’t really know me and may not be interested in making contact. I know my mum regularly visited their mum, so perhaps they would. One of the reasons for contacting them is that I have several photographs of their dad, which they have probably never seen. I would happily scan them and send them to them if they wanted. It would be better if they contacted me, rather than anyone who knows them, as it is their private decision, but it would be helpful if anyone who knows them lets them know about this request. 
Mike Ryan

A couple of wedding photos for Dusty Miller and my Great Aunt Mary (always known as Aunty Mary). In her later years Aunty Mary live on Pleasant Street with Grandma and Grandad Feeney.
Mike Ryan.


Last batch of photos with Dusty Miller. I have vague memories about being told of a farm, but not really sure where. It could have been where the reservoirs are now over Grane.

The photo of Dusty Miller with the horse and cart is a bit different from his smart dress in uniform but he still projects a massive personality.

The family group is Grandma and Grandad Feeney on the left, dad sitting on the floor, his sister Mary (always known as Winny for some reason beyond my understanding) next to him, mum on Great Grandma’s knee, then Dusty and Aunty Mary. Dad was born in 1914 and mum in 1923, so that puts the photo mid to late 20’s. Any inside knowledge on likely locations would be very welcome. 
Mike Ryan.


Hi Bryan 
In among old photographs that I found at my sister’s house were the attached scans. I presume they are of E Lancs Regiment. My Grandad Feeney served in the E Lancs, as did my mum’s Uncle Charles (Dusty) Miller who became CSM. I have photographs of Dusty and Aunty Mary which I will scan when I find time. One of the photographs looks as if it may be a pre-Memorial Gardens service of commemoration. 
Mike Ryan

Top Photo of the 3 showing large wreath in a holy cross:
Probably 1/5 East Lancs Old Comrades

Included: Captain Baxter, C Gowers, N. Streets, C. Bunt, E. Yates, Ty Watson, Rev Chark, Mr. Graham, Nicholas Tomlinson, Dick Tomlinson, Bill Taylor, Ted Hamer, William Hamer, Jim Eastwood.


Centre Row – Far Right – Nicholas Street


Kindly shared to us by Raymond Whittaker
Refers to George Thomas Haworth and the Primitive Methodist Church, Irwell Vale






Norman Clegg Gunner in Montys 8th Dunkirk Veteran - Revenge Mission - Italy 1943
Photo: kindly shared by Raymond Clegg jnr.


This is a photo taken in Victoria Park with Raymond Clegg, Peter Wilcock and Vivien Clegg.
This photo was kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr.


This photo is of Sarah Helen Trippier (Nana Susan) holding young Ray Clegg at Regent Street in 1958
This photo was kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr


This is what Raymond Clegg Junior calls his "Dreaded Letter" from the 4th May 1969
Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr. 






























































































































































































































Notification on Chris Aspin's 4th "strange local stories"
book is out this week

My fourth collection of strange local stories is published this week. Poltergeists, ghosts, reincarnation, coincidences, dowsing and much more.
More Strange Encounters costs £3.00. P&P 60p extra.
In local shops or from the author, Chris Aspin,

21 Westbourne, Helmshore, Rossendale, BB4 4QD.

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 Rawtenstall Armistice
Shows Mr Horridge with all the medals on, Percy Till and Dr and Mrs. Ramsden
With Bill Jennings at the front who will be playing the large Bass Drum.
ARCHIVED BRITISH LEGION


 Worsley Park Bowling
?,?, George Heys, ? Ray Clegg
ARCHIVED: BOWLING also WADE/CLEGG


 Bowling Club photo
Ray Clegg, ? Mr. Duxbury, Mr. Michael Kay
ARCHIVED BOWLING ALSO WADE/CLEGG 


 Haslingden Armistice Party and fronted by Graham Woodcock, also Mr. Jopson
ARCHIVED: BRITISH LEGION


Haslingden Armistice Parade marching up Deardengate
ARCHIVED BRITISH LEGION


Norman Wolstenholme, ? and Conrad

ARCHIVED BRITISH LEGION


Two photos above of Alan (Judd) Johnson who was also known as "Foxy John"
and this is why!!


Thanks to Ray Whittaker for kindly sharing the Haslingden RAOB certificate
awarded to Ray's Grandad James W. Whittaker 73 years ago - Ray
ask are they still going today?

Currently being offered for sale on EBay
Wesleyan Methodist passing Ebenezer  Baptist - early 1900s
ARCHIVED: MANCHESTER ROAD WESLEYAN

It is a Boys Brigade group. 1st Haslingden Company based at Haslingden Baptist Church. It was the annual display and award evening. Looking at some of the boys I suspect it was about 20 years ago. The male officer , back left is the late Jeremy Tomlinson. The lady front right is Margaret McQuilton-Morgan. I am the lady officer back right [ish]. The lady back left is Lena Warburton.  (Thanks - Jennifer Rawlinson)
ARCHIVED - BOYS BRIGADE/CHURCH LADS BRIGADE






























St. Mary's Pantomime "Aladdin"
with Roy Mason, Arthur Frost and ? (the musicians in the cast)
ARCHIVED: ST. MARYS



St. James C.E. School - Wales Trip (Click over to enlarge)
ARCHIVED UNDER ST. JAMES. 


















Haslingden St. James Pantomime - Mid 1960s (Click over to enlarge)
Mother Goose
Kindly shared to us by David Bates
ARCHIVED UNDER ST. JAMES



Haslingden St. James Pantomime Mid 1960s - Sinband the Sailor (Click to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by David Bates.
ARCHIVED UNDER ST. JAMES.

St. James Carnival late 1950s (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Bates.
David is second from the left playing the part of Robin Hood 
ARCHIVED UNDER ST. JAMES


Irwell Vale - Best Kept Village Award 1992 - Rossendale Free Press
(Kindly shared to us by Jackie Ramsbottom)
ARCHIVED: IRWELL VALE AND EDENFIELD

September 1981 and a group of ladies enjoying a social event a
Haslingden Conservative Club in John St.
ARCHIVED: HASLINGDEN CON CLUB

May 1981 and this group of Haslingden High students are seen on the last day of school before going out into the world of further education, apprenticeships of the battle for jobs.
ARCHIVED: HASLINGDEN HIGH


Mrs Pat Haynes on her retirement as cook from Ravensgarth home for the elderly.

Feb 1981 and Guides and Brownies from St James join Guides from St Thomas Musbury to celebrate the worldwide sisterhood of the Guiding Movement.
ARCHIVED: ST JAMES AND ST THOMAS


July 1982 and the residents of Greenfield Gardens enjoy a party with funds raised by the football team of the Thorn Hotel.


March 1982 St Johns Ambulance members and cadets.
ARCHIVED ST JOHNS AMBULANCE


April 1982 and the team from St James Church Lads Brigade take part in the National Brigades five a side football tournament held in London.
Ian Haworth, Gareth Camm, Paul Vear, John Gibson, Paul Haworth,
 Stephen Brown and Shane Thornton
ARCHIVED: ST. JAMES CHURCH LADS BRIGADE



April 1982 and the Musbury Minstrels are getting ready for the show.
ARCHIVED: ST. THOMAS MUSBURY



March 1982. Staff at Ravengarth Hostel as Deputy Warden Mrs Betty Crabtree retires.


May 1982. Haslingden County Primary School choir win the Cecelia Cup at Blackburn Music Festival.
ARCHIVED: HASLINGDEN COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL



May 1982 and Haslingden Public Hall hosted an "Old Time Music Hall" evening
 presented by St Mary's Church.
ARCHIVED: ST. MARYS

Please Note: The 1950-60 St. Marys/St. Veronicas and St. Ambrose Themed School Re-Union which was to be held at the Sunnybank Social Club on Saturday 29th September 2018 has been cancelled through lack of initial support - The organisers are sorry for this. 


Click over to enlarge
Cutting kindly shared by Jackie Ramsbottom
ARCHIVED WADE/CLEGG


Click over to enlarge
Cutting kindly shared by Jackie Ramsbottom
ARCHIVED WADE/CLEGG


1977 and St Veronica's members greet the new Priest Father Aidan O'Reilly.
ARCHIVED ST. MARYS



1977 and the players from Haslingden County Primary School celebrate winning the Rossendale Championship with a friendly match against their school teachers.
ARCHIVED HASLINGDEN COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL



May 1977. Town's Methodists win local Eisteddfod.


Stonefold reception class May 1977 pictures after winning a national competition to name nine Labrador puppies in Dursley, Gloucestershire.
ARCHIVED: ST. JOHNS STONEFOLD

Haslingden High School's under 14 team.
Unbeaten in 16 matches 1976/77
Back Row left to right: John Wylie, John Sudworth, Geoffrey Clegg,
 Simon Butterworth, David Pickles, John Herd, John Riley and Gary Heywood.
Front: Andrew Siddle, Andrew Sidley, Gary Wood,
 Ian Fox, Neil Maudsley, Duncan Wade and Andrew Horrocks.
ARCHIVED HASLINGDEN SPORT FOOTBALL and SCHOOLS: HASLINGDEN HIGH


St. Johns Stonefold School Christmas Concert - December 1976
ARCHIVED ST. JOHNS STONEFOLD




St. Peters Badminton Marathon - March 1977
ARCHIVED ST PETERS AND BADMINTON


Two photos above from Musbury Playgroup in January 1977 ready for a trip to 
Belle Vue Circus
ARCHIVED UNDER ST. THOMAS

St. James School leavers 1977
ARCHIVED ST JAMES

St. Peters Scouts - 1977
ARCHIVED ST. PETERS

Manchester Road Methodist Brownies - February 1977

St. John's Stonefold CLB Mock Auction - March 1977
ARCHIVED ST. JOHNS


Haslingden Army Cadets from 1964
Raymond Peel, Peter Collinge, Graham Peel
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Peel





Above 3 photos are Haslingden Army Cadets -3rd February 1977


Haslingden County Primary School Leavers 1977
ARCHIVED HASLINGDEN COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL


Our Dad's are Champions.January 1977 report of the families of Helmshore United Football Club players.
ARCHIVED HELMSHORE UNITED


Super Cinderella by St Mary's 3rd February 1977
Archived St. Marys


New pupils at St Mary's RC School Haslingden 40 years ago 1978.
Standing (Left to right) Peter Lennon ,Mathew Molloy ,Paul Hopkins, Patrick McDonagh, Jennifer Andres, Micheal Uttley.Seated. Melanie Delaney, Ian Cardwell, Kirsten Morgan, Christopher Kay and Michelle Jackson.
ARCHIVED ST. MARYS


October 1975 and the residents of Raven Park enjoyed a trip to the Blackpool Illuminations organised by Mrs Kathleen Brougham the warden for the sheltered accommodation bungalows.



Gt. Grandfather John Whittaker presenting prizes - Early 1930s at Worsley Park
Photos: Kindly shared by Fiona Balchin


St Peter's fire-fighters.Guides from St Peter's Laneside who received their firefighting badges December 1976.

Anita Altham, Diane Bladon, Jan Carroll, Helen Davies, Cheryl Derbyshire, Caroline Holden, Angela Robinson, Tanya Robinson, Mandy Schofield, Kendra Scholes, Caroline Slaughter and Judith Wilkinson
ARCHIVED ST. PETERS


August 1976 and Haslingden Townswomen's Guild are off on the annual coach trip. This year is was to Slaidburn and the Hark to Bounty Inn

St. Peters, Haslingden
ARCHIVED: ST. PETERS


October 1975 members of the mothers union and girl guides from St Thomas Musbury on an outing to Worsthorne.
ARCHIVED: ST. THOMAS MUSBURY

November 1975 and according to the Haslingden Borough News write up "300 happy children attending the Rose Queen Ball at Haslingden Public Hall" St. Marys RC Church Social Committee
Also archived under ST. MARYS

December 1975 and Christmas came early for this group of happy youngsters at the Haslingden Labour Party treat held at the Irish Democratic League Club. 140 children enjoyed an afternoon of games, dancing and tea and of course a visit from "You know who"
ARCHIVED UNDER LABOUR PARTY


Grane Manufacturing Company Ltd - Badge
Celebration of 21 years
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Clifford Hargreaves
Also archived under MEMORABILIA


Haslingden Annual Processions - thought to be St. Mary's
Bottom photo: shows Maureen Ashe leading the way with Susan Mullaney behind her
Both photos: Kindly shared to us by Gillian Mullaney
Also archived under ST. MARYS

Haslingden Townswomens Guild Annual Trip to Copster Green - 40 years ago


Haslingden Bowling Club "A" team in 1978
who won the Ronald Bray Cup making it a double as they also won the division championship of Haslingden and District bowling league
Back. V Riley, T Duxbury, H Hamer, K Ashworth, j Ashworth, J Anderton, R Barnes, C Shutt.
Front. F Holden, T Lambert, A Ireland, R Clegg.
HASLINGDEN SPORT - BOWLING


Irwell Vale Chapel (Click over to enlarge)
Photo kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker


Sykeside celebrations after the War (Click over to enlarge)
Shows a young Ray Clegg Snr on the front with bush hat
(Photo: Kindly shared by Ray Clegg Jnr)

Worsley Park Bowling Club Annual outing
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Clegg Jnr. 
also archived under Wade/Clegg and HASLINGDEN SPORTS - BOWLING


Haslingden Congregational Church on Walking Day Helmshore Rd
Photo: shows little girl (Vivien Clegg) and young boy in foreground is (Alan Scaiffe)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr


Haslingden Cricket Club with pro George Headley 
Shows Bob Wade Snr as wicket keeper on front LH side
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr)
Archived in both Wade/Clegg and Haslingden CC


The above 3 photos relate to "Inspecting the Cloth" at the Irwell Vale Mill (Click over to enlarge)
On the top photo: 5 women sat inspecting, the middle one is Annie Howarth  she was the organist at the church. There is a plaque in the church saying she was the organist for I think 60 years. I need to visit to check if my memory is correct. Born 9th Feb 1896 She would tell us of a ghost that would visit her and stand at the foot of her bed at 16 Bowker vale. 
(photo: kindly shared by Ray Whittaker)

Taken back in 1933 by the side of the Chapel (Click over to enlarge)
Centenary celebrations of the village of Irwell Vale. 
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker)



Above are 3 Great War Memorial photos (Click over to enlarge)
Photos: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker

A older photo from the Edenfield National School (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker

Another old photo from Edenfield National School
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker

Edenfield School c1900 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Thanks to Ray Whittaker for kindly sharing with us

Ray Whittaker's family lived at Bowker St in Irwell Vale (Click over to enlarge)
This was in the family collection but not sure whether it pertains to Irwell Vale or not
Photo: Thanks to Ray Whittaker for kindly sharing with us. 

Snow scene on the Irwell Vale Road (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker

Irwell Vale Celebrations - Stood on the steps of the Church (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker

Irwell Vale Primitive Methodist Sunday School
 Shows CWS Shop at bottom of Milne Street (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker

This is the Irwell Vale Primitive Methodist Sunday School float representing the Pilgrim Fathers, which took part in a pageant in Rawtenstall in August 1919. It was organised by the Rossendale Sunday School Union. Thirty-one tableaux depicted 'the great place of religion in the story of England.'



Haslingden Grammar School 1939-1940 (Click over to enlarge)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker)
Ray states: his dad is on the photo - 2nd row down from the top and 8th in from the LH side
with the grey Jacket. He also mentions that Rhodes Boyson is also in this photo
(Photo will also be archived under: Haslingden Grammar School)


Haslingden County Primary School c1967 
Photo: Kindly shared by Bruce Rothwell
also now archived under Haslingden County Primary School



Old Haslingden Abattoir photos (Click over to enlarge)
Photos show: Charlie Holker, Harry Duckworth, Tommy Wilkinson, John Cropper and Jack Hartley
Photos: Kindly shared by David Walsh.


Hollands Pies advert in a magazine - kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby


Here we have Andy Metcalf's superb aerial photos (Click over to enlarge)













Cutting for John Ingham turning professional from 1950
Kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby
also archived under the HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET


Veteran Cricketer Goes Out in a Blaze of Glory - John Ingham - Borough News 20th Sept 1977
Kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby (Click over cutting to enlarge)
also now archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET


Haslingden Cricket Club event for John Ingham
Photo shows: Rod Taylor, Mick Malone, John (front), David Craig and Club President Tony Holden




 Now archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - BOWLING

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This is a early photo of the Wade family kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr
the Great Grandson of Mr. Bidwell Wade shown in the photo.

The soldier in the photograph is my great grandfather Bidwell Wade.The little boy is my grandad Robert (Bob) Wade. Bidwell was awarded the Military medal for bravery in battle in Arras Northern France in 1917.He fought off a German advance,defending a machine gun nest when all his comrades apart from the commanding officer had been killed.

This is again showing Bob Wade Snr with Haslingden Cricket Club (1932)
Shown in the photo front row to the right hand and also shown in caricature (above)
(Cuttings kindly shared by his Grandson Raymond Clegg Jnr)
Bob Wade was the wicket keeper.He recalls stumping Learie Constantine only for the umpire to give him not out.Bob said he was 2 inches outside his crease.Learie turned to Bob
and said,’Aye I was out lad but they’ve all come to see me bat,not you keep wicket.’

Also now archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET


Unknown Team - features Bob Wade Snr has goalkeeper and stood behind
Alderman Watson (Mayor)
(Photo: Kindly shared by his grandson Raymond Clegg Jnr)


 Unknown local team ? shows Mr. R. Wade (snr) has goalkeeper
this was Bobby's dad and Grandad to Ray Clegg Jnr. 
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)


 Unknown local team ? shows Mr. R. Wade (snr) has goalkeeper
this was Bobby's dad and Grandad to Ray Clegg Jnr. 
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)


Here is another football teams photo with Ray Clegg Snr
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Clegg Jnr)
Ray snr is on the front row 2nd from the left (on both photos)

Here is a football team which shows Raymond Clegg Jnr's Grandad "Norman Clegg"
who later lived at Ewood Hall.
2nd player from the end on the RH front row directly behind the trophies
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)


Robert Wade receiving the "Polar Star" at Buckingham Palace for
his contribution to Antartic Research (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by his nephew Raymond Clegg Jnr

Bobby used to live at 3 Brook Street, Haslingden - off Hud Hey


This is a photo of Robert Wade (Ray's Uncle) (1976)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Robert's nephew Raymond)

Robert was the Communications Officer on the "John Biscoe" He made many visits to Antartica. The ship would often stop off at the Falklands Isles and Bob had many friends there. At xmas time 1981 Bob was telling us that there was going to be trouble with Argentina. Returning from Antartica the John Biscoe picked up marines in Montevideo Uruguay and dropped them at Port Stanley. Facing overwhelming odds when Argentina invaded, the marines had no option other than to surrender. The conflict then escalated into war.  

Robert (Bobby) was well know to lots of us and used to live at No.3 Brook Street (off Hud Hey)

Here are photos of a young Raymond Clegg Jnr and his sister Vivien Clegg
(Photos: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr)
The first photo shows young Raymond on Haslingden cobbles. When playing cricket there was a lot of movement off the seam. Hit the gable end and it was six. The second photo shows his sister Vivien Clegg who was a pupil of Beatrice Shipstone. 




Hazel Mill Employee photographs 
(Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Jackie Ramsbottom


I can recognize Mr and Mrs. Spencer (Hud Hey), Bert Ramsbottom (Acre) Mr. Jennings (Rising Bridge) Irene ? (Wesley, Carr St and Hud Hey)








The above photos are of Hazel Mill employees - kindly shared to us by Jackie Ramsbottom


A fabulous old poster for a Althams day trip to Blackpool back in 1879.
(Poster kindly shared by Jackie Ramsbottom)

Althams then were at 3 Market Place, Haslingden, which tells you the
firm have been going for many a year.  I believe when they set out in
business their main business was as Tea Merchants and later they coupled
in Travel (as we can see here), but as time went on they stayed with
travel only.

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A perpetual Calendar for "Grane Manufacturing Co. Ltd"
Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby
(will shortly be archived under "Memorabilia")

This is a mill engine photo taken by the late Arthur Constantine
(Photo kindly shared to us by his grandson Tim Kirby)
Can anyone throw any light on where the machine was?
or any names of the people shown.
It has now been confirmed that the engine is a Stott engine
and further suggested that it could have been at Birtwistles!


Some history on Ewood Hall (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr
This is a old newspaper cutting from the 1960s

(Click over to enlarge)
Another nice press cutting from the Borough News 12th April 1979
(Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jr)


Ewood Hall taken November 1975 by Raymond Clegg the datestone reads 1641

Clegg family at Ewood Hall
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)

"The others in the garden of Ewood Hall early 1960s are: Norman Clegg, Raymond Clegg Jnr, Sylvia Clegg, Vivian Clegg, Ivy Clegg.  My Gran and Grandad lived there from the early 60's until the mid 70s.  The hall was said to be haunted although we never saw or heard anything


Raymond Clegg Snr with Blackpool Colts
(Photo: kindly shared by Raymond Clegg Jnr)

(Click over to enlarge)
Coal Hey early 1960's
from Left: Raymond Clegg, John O'Rourke, Peter Fletcher, Peter Wilcock


Kindly shared by: Raymond Clegg.

Haslingden Flying Club (Pigeons)
Frank Ashworth receiving trophy











Both photos above are from the St. James Carnival 1968 (Click over to enlarge)
Photos: Kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby.
Bottom photo: Joyce Rowbottom with glasses, Audrey Lynch and Maureen Johnson (with bucket)


Haslingden Borough Band passing the Old Grammar School on Bury Road
Click over to enlarge


Bowls team representing Haslingden in the Rossendale Civic Week (Click over to enlarge)
Now also archived under the HASLINGDEN SPORT - BOWLS section. 


from L to R: Roy Barnes, Tom Barnes, John Booth, Jack Palmer, Clifford Shutt, Derek Blomley, Roy Holden and Raymond Clegg

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All four photos above are from St. James Carnival - probably 1968
Thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing with us.
Also now archived under St. James Blog accessed by clicking here.


Haslingden St. Mary's about 1962 (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Mike Ryan

Mike says he does remember some names, but apologies to those whose names I can't remember, but it is a long time ago, and I will kick myself if/when other names are added. 

Back Row from left: ??, ? Burke, David Molloy, George Mullaney, Billy Warburton ?, Steve Butler, Roland Hiluta, ??, David Lamb, ??
2nd row: ??,??, Bernard Todd, Michael Holland ?, John Hogan, Eddie Allen ?, Michael Ryan, Michael Quinlan, Tony Flynn, ??, Michael Atherton,
3rd Row: John Greaves, Peter Cain ?, Susan Potter, Doreen Fitton ?, ??, Carol Tuohey, Theresa Carr, ??, ??, Michael Collinge, Tony Gallagher,
Front Row: Angela Altham, Pat Durning /, ??, Jean Dickinson, ??

Helmshore CP School c1965 (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

The following information is kindly supplied by Stephen Haines (Pupil) - 9th July 2018
This is the first school photograph I ever had taken.  It was taken outside the school gate, on Gregory Fold in 1961, when we were five or six years old.  I remember us being lined up on benches, though the taller boys, in the middle row, had to stand.  In those days, Gregory Fold had cobbles from what was then the Big Tree, on its junction with Helmshore Road, to the end of the school when it became a rough track that went down to Holcombe Road, at the bottom.  This picture was taken where the rough track began.  It is housing now, but then behind the school was open fields sloping down to the river in the valley below.
The teacher’s name was Mrs Pickup.  I remember her with great fondness, as she was a kindly lady who really looked after us – or so it seemed to me.  She was the one who taught us how to read and write properly and I remember her classroom had posters around the walls of all the letters we had to make, with pictures showing something that began with that letter – A/a for apple etc.  She taught us numbers as well and I remember she had a saying about the number 5, which she described as a “big fat policeman with a hat on top”.  We had to do our writing in books in which each row had three lines.  We made the lower case letters from the bottom line to that in the middle and the upper case ones to the line at the top.  This way we learned to make our letters different sizes.
In the spring and summer, when the weather was nice, she’d take us on nature walks up Musbury Valley and show us the different trees, flowers and birds and tell us something about them.  I particularly remember her kindness when we had to go for our inoculations and jabs.  This was something that held us young ones in trepidation and she used to bring in a tin full of what she called toast, but I guess was some sort of homemade crisp bread.  She’d tell us that, if we didn’t cry, we could have some toast as a treat and she was good as her word.  Even then, it seemed rare for a teacher to bring in things to give the pupils, which is why it sticks out in my memory.  I remember resolutely trying to fight back the tears so that I could get my hands on the toast, which always seemed to taste so nice.
Next to Mrs Pickup, on the left of back row, is Stefan Koman.  Next to him is Noel Pilling, then me, and I don’t remember the name of the next boy.  The fifth boy on the row is Johnny Smithson, then comes Kevin Kerr, Richard West, Norman Constantine, Philip Abbott and, finally, Peter Edmundson.
On the left of the middle row is Martin Nuttall.  Next is Tony Barnes, Philip Cheatham, Alan Carr, Billy Hanson, Robert Oldfield, Paul Mellor, James Walker and Eric Grey.
Of the girls, on the left is Stephanie Knight.  I can’t remember the name of the next girl, but the third girl in is Anne Priddle.  Next is Carole Beardsworth, Sheila Skupsky, Dorothy Ratcliffe, Brenda Holden, Susan Haygarth, Stephanie Watson and, finally, Susan Burke.


Helmshore Primary School, Helmshore c1960 (Please click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Dorothy Flynn on 13th March 2017

The following information is kindly given by Stephen Haines (pupil) and submitted here on 9th July 2018.
This is a photo of my class at the primary school, but before I joined it.  I joined the school at Easter in 1961, when I was four years old.  I was the youngest in my year group throughout my school career, both at primary and secondary schools.   The people in this picture were in the class when I arrived and must have started in September of 1959.  It is probably what would be today known as the reception class.
I don’t remember the teacher.  She certainly didn’t teach me when I arrived.  I also don’t remember the girl next to her, but the second girl in from the left is Carole Bond.  Then comes Dorothy Ratcliffe.  I can’t remember the fourth girl in the row, but next to her is Carole Beardsworth.  Next to her is Brenda Holden and I can’t recall the last girl in the row.
The first boy, on the left, is Norman Constantine.  I don’t know the boy second in the row, but third sits Alan Carr.  Then is Billy Hanson, Martin Nuttall, Philip Cheatham, but I can’t remember the name of the last boy in the row.


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It was taken on the climbing frame which can be seen in the general photo you have used for the title page of the blog (I think I can spot myself).  It's the same era.  I think it was probably summer 1958 or thereabouts.  I was at the nursery for two years whilst my mum went to train as a teacher in Manchester.  My Grandad used to take me to nursery and collect me afterwards.  We often called in at the Liberal Club on the way home where I 'helped' him stoking the boiler with coke and generally getting in the way of the men playing billiards and dominoes!  I remember bits about the nursery - the camp beds for naps of course and the teacher (seems she was probably the headteacher) who I always thought was called Mrs Kayli (or cayli?  the sherbet dust!) now I find she was called Miss Kaylor!
 I look forward to seeing this blog develop. 
Thanks again for your efforts, they're much appreciated. 

Alison 

Hello again, 
Attached is another picture of Hillside Nursery which I believe was
taken at the same time as the one I sent a few days ago (see photo below), around 1957.
This one shows a number of pupils and staff although they are not easily
identifiable.
My Dad was the caretaker at the Nursery, a job he took up after retiring
from the police. The only names I can remember among the staff are Mrs.
Lord, who was one of the teachers, and Miss Kaylor who I think was the
Head.
In this picture, you can see the Toll House, which I think was still
occupied at the time, and the farm, (Pilling's?), on the Old Road.
Hopefully, this might bring back memories from former pupils. 
Regards, 
David Bates

Hello, 
I have some photo's taken at Hillside Nursery, I think around 1957. I am
attaching one of them to see if any of your members can identify the
children in the picture. I'm the one second from left, but I can't
recall any of the others.
If they are of interest to your members, I could dig out the other
pictures and send them on to you for inclusion on the site. 
Regards, 
David Bates

(Check out the Hillside Nursery Blog by clicking here)


St. Peters Church - fancy dress 1961 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Yvonne Moorhouse
also archived under St. Peters




Shows area from Irwell Vale looking towards Tor (Click over to enlarge)
Artist: Unknown - thanks to Dave Armstrong for sharing with us.
Now included in the "Haslingden In Art" Blog

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.
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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.

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INFORMATION REQUEST FROM CHARLOTTE PARKINSON (8TH JUNE 2018)

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

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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
£8.99.

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,
Haslingden.

I have some copies. My address is 21 Westbourne,
Helmshore.

01706 227129

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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


Currently being offered for sale on EBAY (18th May 2018)

Helmshore CP School c1963 (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

Here below is information kindly shared with us by Stephen Haines (Pupil in the photo) 
This is a photograph of our class when we were about eight years old.  The teacher was Mrs Pilling, who was certainly a teacher of the old school.  I remember her as a formidable lady, quite strict, who would punish misdemeanours with a ruler across the hand, and across the back of the legs for greater crimes.  I felt it on more than one occasion.  Yet, she knew how to encourage her young charges.  She had a system of stars, used in other classes too, of various colours, the highest valued being silver and gold and there was a healthy competition to try to achieve them.  I looked forwards to going up to her class because we would begin subjects like history and geography.  At the time I’d no idea what they were, but their mysterious, grown-up names sounded far more exciting than the reading, writing and sums we did lower down the school.  She was a brilliant teacher and I learned a lot from her lessons.  We had a reading book that had vivid coloured drawings on one side and text on the other, and I was so impressed that I got my mum to buy me a copy so that I could read it at home.  One of the things she got us to read was extracts from the “Song of Hiawatha” by HW Longfellow.  Hiawatha became one of my childhood heroes and because of it I changed sides when watching Westerns.  I began supporting the Indians and not the Cowboys.   I can’t imagine any teacher nowadays trying to get eight-year-old pupils to read such challenging stuff.  She did and, fifty-odd years later, I can still recite chunks of it from memory.  That’s a good teacher.
To the class:  back row, going from left to right we have Stefan Koman, Noel Pilling, me, Richard West, Philip Abbot and Norman Constantine.  On the second row is Peter Edmundson, Alan Carr, Paul Mellor, Tony Barnes, Billy Hanson, Robert Oldfield, Martin Nuttall and James Walker.  He doesn’t appear in the other photographs that I’ve written about, but his family lived on Broadway, on the left-hand side as you go up the hill from the junction with Lancaster Avenue.  He became known as “Judd” and played in goal for the Helmshore Youth football team I played in.  Last on the row is Kevin Kerr.
The girl on the left of the front row is Stephanie Knight and next to her is Susan Burke.  She didn’t stay long in the class with us, her family moving away, but at the time they lived on Raven Avenue.  Next to Susan is Wendy Howarth and then comes Brenda Holden.  Her family lived, I think, in the Holcolme Road area of the village.  Next is Dorothy Ratcliffe and I can’t remember the name of the girl to her right, but she might have been called Carole Busky.  Then comes Carole Beardsworth, Jeanette, whose surname I can’t recall, and Sheila Skupsky.  She was another whose family moved out of the area and didn’t stay long in the class.  Finally sits Anne Priddle.  Anne was one of a large family who lived in a big house on the corner of Mayfield Avenue and Helmshore Road, in Flaxmoss.
Of the front five girls, Jackie Tremble is on the left.  Then comes Carole Dowd, Stephanie Watson, Carole Bond and Susan Haygarth.  (Again, I hope I’ve spelled the Caroles correctly.)



 Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby


 Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby


 Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby


 Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby


 Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby


 Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby


Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby

Helmshore CP School c1961 (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

Information kindly shared to us by Stephen Haines about his classmates in the photo:

Starting with the front row, the boy on the left is Peter Edmundson.  Peter had two older brothers, John and Ian, and a younger sister called Janet and they lived on Broadway, in the second house of the first semi as you turn left out of Brooklands Avenue.  His father was called Ernest and he was a butcher in Accrington, whilst his mother was Vera and she worked in the research department at TMM, Wavell Mill, on Holcombe Road.  They had a Rover 90 car, the biggest vehicle in that part of the village, at a time when most families didn’t have cars.
The girl sat next to Peter is Susan Haygarth.  She had an older brother called Brian and they also lived on Broadway in a house before Devon Crescent is reached, opposite what is now the High School.  Then it was fields.  Next to Susan is Martin Nuttall whose family lived on Helmshore Road.  Theirs was the first house of the last semi before you reach the drive into St Veronica’s church.
The girl in glasses on the left of the second row is Jacqueline Tremble, who lived somewhere in the Lancaster / York Avenue area, and she is sitting next to Robert Oldfield, often known as Ockey.  He had an older sister and they lived on Gregory Fold, in the last house in the row of stone cottages opposite the primary school.  His family often spoke of having seen or heard apparitions and it was widely accepted that the house was haunted.
The boy poking his head from behind that of Susan is me, Stephen Haines.  At that time, I had a younger brother called David – Stuart, the youngest, came along several years later – and we lived in the terrace on Brooklands Avenue, at no. 12.  My father was Arthur, who worked as a conductor for the bus department of Haslingden Corporation.  He had arrived in Haslingden in 1939 as a war-time evacuee from Salford and his family followed him here a little later.  My mother, Marion, was a weaver at Barlow’s Mill, off Holcombe Road, and her family had arrived here from Blackburn in the mid-1930s.
The boy next to me was Philip Cheetham and I remember little about him as he was not in the school long as his family out of the area.  I cannot work out who the others in the photograph are, though the girl at the very back, also in glasses, is I think Dorothy Ratcliffe.  If so, she is, again I think, the person who posted this photo on the website.  I think she lived on one of the streets right off Lancaster Avenue, as you go up.
The school milk was always delivered to the Gregory Fold side of the school and it was the job of the older boys, which we were not, to bring it inside.  I always preferred the milk in winter, when it was cold.  On really cold days, such as during the harsh winter of 1963, the milk froze and we thought it was like having ice cream.  I summer it was not so nice, as it was often warm and sometimes began to curdle.
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Helmshore CP School c1964/65 (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


The following information is kindly shared to us by Stephen Haines one of the pupils in the above photo: 
This is the same class as in the picture above, but several years later.  The teacher was Mr Hartley and I don’t remember much about him other that he left the primary school at the end of the school year and took a post at Haslingden Secondary Modern School, where some of those in this picture would have re-encountered him when they transferred there in 1966.
The boy at the left of the back row is Stefan Koman.  He had siblings and his family lived on Broadway, in a house halfway up the hill, as the road rises after its junction with Lancaster Avenue.  His father had arrived from Poland after the war and his mother was Jenny Walkden, who had been a school friend of my mother’s.  Not long after this photo was taken, they moved to Accrington.
Next to Stefan is Richard West, who had an elder sister and who lived on Holcombe Road, in a house on the left as you go towards the Italian restaurant, then the White Horse.  I don’t know the boy next to him, but the fourth boy is Noel Pilling.  His family lived on York Avenue, on the left near to its junction with Helmshore Road.
I am next to Noel and next to me is Martin Nuttall.  Next to Martin is Norman Constantine.  His family lived in one of the stone cottages by the river at the end of the drive that runs alongside Helmshore Memorial Gardens.  I don’t remember the name of the boy standing next to Norman.
The boy on the left of the middle row is Philip Abbott, who had a sister and who lived on Somerset Walk, on the right as you go up.  Then comes Peter Edmundson and then Alan Carr.  Alan also had a sister and his family ran Higher Cocker Farm, mainly dairy, but with a few pigs and poultry.  I remember the farm was a good place to hang around on Fridays, as that was baking day and his mother made fantastic cakes.  Rossendale Golf Club bought the farm soon after this picture was taken and they moved away.
The fourth boy on the row is Robert Oldfield and next to him is Billy Hanson, the biggest boy in the class.  His family lived near to the top of Granville Street.  Next to Billy is Paul Mellor, who later became Paul Chadwick.  He lived somewhere in Flaxmoss, around Mayfield Avenue, and next to him is Tony Barnes.  Tony lived on Helmshore Road, in a house opposite St Veronica’s, and I remember that whenever Corgi brought out a new model car, he was always the first to get it.  He was often to be seen racing his cars down the playground at the back of the school.
The boy second from the right Kevin Kerr, whose family lived on Devon Crescent and with whom I later played football for Helmshore Youth.  By then he’d acquired the nickname Hector, presumably after the Derby County player.  Last on the row is Johnny Smithson.  He had a sister called Anne and his family also lived on Holcombe Road, near to Richard West.  His father worked at Higher Mill.
The girl on the left of the front row is Susan Haygarth.  Then comes Jackie Tremble and next to her is Wendy Howarth.  Her family lived on Holcombe Road, somewhere opposite its junction with Bell Alley.  I can’t remember the name of the girl fourth on the row, though I think the fifth girl was called Jeanette, but I cannot recall her surname.
The next girl is Dorothy Ratcliffe and then comes Stephanie Knight.  Her father was called Ernie, who, like my father, worked for the Corporation.  They lived in the Flaxmoss area.  Next sits Carole Dowd, who lived in the Lancaster Avenue area and next to her is Stephanie Watson.  She had an elder brother called Graham and they lived on Brooklands Avenue, on the right near its junction with Raven Avenue.  The family later moved out of the area.
Second from right on that row is Carole Bond.  She lived somewhere around Holcombe Road, in the Higher Mill area, and her family moved to Blackburn sometime later.  The last girl on the row is Carole Beardsworth, though I can’t remember where she lived.  (I hope I’ve spelled the Caroles correctly.)
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Sad demise of part of Burgess Street (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared by Tim Kirby
The demolition area forms part of the Central Car Park behind the Library today buffering up to the Old Bank Street and the back of the old Woolworths buildings
Now included within the "Before The Central Flats Blog"
Far Back Pleasant Street from Bury Road (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Tim Kirby
Now included within the "Before The Central Flats Blog"




Ralph Holden's (Haslingden) Clothing Tokens
Kindly shared to us by Judith Brook
now archived under TOKENS









 S.S. Stotts - when the hole appeared in the main road
Thanks to Tim Kirby for sharing with us

  S.S. Stotts - when the hole appeared in the main road
Thanks to Tim Kirby for sharing with us








Now that it has been confirmed that Helmshore Textile Museum is to re-open next month we would like your help. Haslingden Roots and Haslingden Old and New have agreed to help the Museum to try and find people who worked there who could share stories and pictures about life in the Mill when it was in production. We have already supplied lots of details we hold and we are now looking for the more personal stories of the workers. If you can help please let us know and let's get this bit of our history documented before it's too late. This picture shows workers from Middle Mill a long time ago. Don't you just wish we could interview them today !!





This newspaper article has been kindly shared by Chris Kirby and relates to the photo above it.
Chris confirms that they made £20 for Christian Aid

I am sure it should read "Sam Tomlinson Memorial Shield"




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
Thanks to Tim Kirby for sharing with us










Top of Pleasant Street
Thanks to Chris Kirby for sharing with us

Bottom of Pleasant Street
Thanks to Chris Kirby for sharing with us

Station Hotel by Jon Hassell (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Mark Lyons



Currently being offered on Ebay - taken outside of Public Hall (Click over to enlarge)


Currently being offered for sale on Ebay.  I can recognize a couple of these gentlemen from photos we have in the archive from Mr. Worsleys, Carter Place Hall. 


Peel Tower, Holcombe by Liz Taylor
(liz.taylor157@gmail.com)


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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

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Photo now archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - Football


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



Haslingden Institute Token (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Judy Brook


Haslingden Grammar School 1967 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Brian Uren
The photo dates from about 1967. It was taken in the old Annexe which was a two classroom block situated between the main school building and the next door chapel.  The class is a 6th form geography group taught by Miss Waring:
Starting from nearest to the camera: Front row: Dorothy Lack, Susan ?, Sandra Kempson, Linda Foster, ?, Joan Harvey.
Second Row: Brian Uren, Phil Brown, Ian Seville, John Richardson, Vivienne Butler, Anne Davies,
Back Row: Peter Smith, Michael Dunnachie, Chris Chaplow.

































Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

 Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher



Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us


St. Thomas, Helmshore Sunday School Concert from about 1965
it was taken at the old sunday school on Holcombe Road
Photo and information: Kindly shared by Kevin Kerr

Haslingden Stonemason John Barnes, with all his six sons.
"John was my great grandad and on the far right at the back is my grandad, Walter Barnes also a stonemason and was quite well known in Helmshore in the 1960s.  I'd guess the photo is from the 1940's
Photo and information kindly shared to us by Kevin Kerr

"My name is Kevin Kerr and I'm Helmshore born and bred and I'm 63, I love your site, the memories come flooding back, and I was suprised to see myself on some of the pictures from Helmshore County Primary School in the 1960s, and even more astounded that I could remember all the names too, so I thought I'd like to try and make a contribution to the blog"


Tea Party outside the "Clubhouse"

Currently being offered for auction on the Ebay site.  Could this by any chance be the early Cricket Club "Pavillion" ?

Tom Riley at the Decks
Photo kindly shared by Peter Fisher

Darts Event - Could be Forresters!
Arthur Sedgewick (RIP), Colin Nuttall, ?, Bob Warburton (front), Mick Machell (RIP) in front of board, Franny Doody, Dave McGinty, ?

Haslingden Swimmers with William Roache (aka Ken Barlow)
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher




Winker and Craig playing at Levenshulme "Rotasound"
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher


A Haslingden Party (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing.

Helmshore Pre-School (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Mayor of Rossendale observing the "Winston Churchill" Blue Plaque on the Commercial
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

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

(NOW ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SOROPTOMIST)

Our Barry Haworth the proprietor of Cissy Green's (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: shared to us by Peter Fisher

Photo thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing

Youth Football (Click over to enlarge)
Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us

Youth Football (Click over to enlarge)
Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us


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
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER BOTH PHOTOS AND LABOUR PARTY

St. James Church with Rev Fred Bamber and Harold Slater (Organist and Choirmaster)
also names offered are: Nigel Lewer, David Clayton and Graham Wroe.
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher

ARCHIVED UNDER BOTH PHOTOS AND ST. JAMES




St. James Football Team taken around 1967 - 1968
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Brian Uren
Back row l to r: Ray Howarth, Keith Walkden, Brian Uren, Stewart Molloy, Stanley Barlow, Jack Pilling.
Front Row l to r: Brian Tomlinson, Jim Camm, Ken Hanson, David Blomley, Ian Cocker







Possibly the retirement of Father Rigby's Housekeeper Miss Swift

Names offered: Father Rigby, Miss Swift, also Elsie Warburton, Sarah Cottam, Lione and Claire Ormerod, Laura Dewhurst, Georgina McKenzie, Bette Deegan, Theresa and Seamus Barry Margaret Clegg, Selina Petrie

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


ARCHIVED IN PHOTOS AND ST. MARYS

Rossendale Forest 5 a side at the Haslingden Sports Centre

all the players were from Haslingden - This photo shows the team the following year before the final of the knockout competition in which they were runners up. 
Back Row: John Barnes (RIP), Paul Schofield, Jimmy Deodhar, Adrian Flagg
Front Row: Adnrew Smart, Dougie Clink and Graham Dakin.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ian Smart and Paul Schofield.

Old Rossendale Tram which for many years was seen at the front of SPOUT HOUSE.
The tram is currently in the Manchester Transport Museum where it is being renovated.
If you choose to check out their site you will see lots of photographs of the same tram (before restoration)
ARCHIVED: PHOTOS AND HASLINGDEN BUSES



Helmshore
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher


Haslingden St. James Football Team 1965/1966
Front Row L to R: Paul Schofield, Geoffrey Oldfield, John Stitt, Philip Barnes, Glynn Jones, Derek Ratcliffe.
Back Row L to R: Stephen Haworth, David Washington, John Barnes (RIP), David Holt, Keith Till
Photo kindly shared by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED: PHOTOS, ST. JAMES AND HASLINGDEN SPORT - FOOTBALL



Haslingden Grammar School Choir Event
Names offered: Carolyn Lewer, Vivenne Butler, Shirley Woodworth, Sandra Kempson, Elizabeth Reece, Katherine Nuttall, Joanne Thornton, Kathryn Haworth, Linda Fister, maureen Wood, Tina Wissett, Susan Ormerod,Susan Cocker, Susan Alderson, Lauren Jade Haworth, Pat Killingbeck,Hazel howarth, Adrienne hindle, Maureen Eastwood, Lynn Jones, Carol Heap, Susan Sowerby, Ann Hargreaves, Vivien Butler, Rebecca Taylor, Hillary Taylor.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


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
ARCHIVED UNDER PHOTOS



Team Unknown
The following names have been offered: Arthur Robinson and Stuart Collier (back row)
and Dave Dewhurst and Neil Shingles on (front row)
thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing
NOW ARCHIVED IN PHOTOS AND HASLINGDEN SPORTS - FOOTBALL


St. Marys football team playing down on Prinny Hill.
Names:Back Row L to R: Jim Snowden, Mick Quinlan, Tony White, Alan Mead, George Mullaney, John Egan.
Front L to R: Michael Collinge, Tom Durkin, Tony Gallagher, John Hogan and Kevin Touhey
Photo: kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED PHOTOS, ST. MARYS AND HASLINGDEN SPORT - FOOTBALL




Haslingden Grammar School
1969 sheet 3 photo
Front row : Caroline Smith, Elizabeth Tennant, ?, ?, (Janice?,) ?, ? ,Pat Barber, Catherine Ashworth ,Susan Ellis ,Carolyn Pilkington ,Gillian Ralph,
Sandra Goldsmith ,Karen Sudders,
? Adele Thorpe,Christine Richardson, Beverley Nuttall, Keith Whittaker, Antrobus,  David Clegg, Colin Green

1969 sheet 3  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

Names additions above have been kindly given by Carolyn Smithson and will be included within the Grammar School Blog very soon.

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CLB inspection and open night at St. James Church
Names offered: Jim Camm sat to top left plus Brian Wellock, Kevin Rawcliffe, Neil Rowbotham, Duncan Edwards, Howard Rishton, Andrew Barge and David Camm.
Photo: thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us.
ARCHIVED BOTH PHOTOS AND CLB



We think this will be a Country Run or Mystery Tour organized by Fred Kirkhams who had their office closeby - The coach is parked almost outside of the old Westminster Bank at the top of Lower Deardengate and almost at the junction with Ratcliffe Street.
Names submitted: Elsie Garnett, Gladys Hoyle, Mary Fitton, Arthur Lamb, Annie Peat, Jose Maddocks, Mrs. Arthur, Elsie Shaw etc etc
Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us.

Bonfire Wood collecting near to SKINNERS ROW OR TANPITS OR VALE STREET (eg: On the back at midway between Cross Street North and Cross Street South.
Shows Sandra Trainor (Sandra Trainor Hayhurst) and Barbara Fielding.
Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us
ARCHIVED IN BOTH PHOTOS AND BONFIRE NIGHT


Haslingden St. Marys FC team from around 1967
played on St. Marys field at Prinny Hill
Back L to R: Tommy Egan, Stuart Harper, Jimmy Lynch, Tommy Mannion, Mick Hardman, Eric Moden.
Front L to R: Mick Quinlan, John Navin, George McKenzie, Tony Gallagher, John Hogan
Photo Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED UNDER PHOTOS AND HASLINGDEN SPORT-FOOTBALL



Church Lads Brigade Event (Click over to enlarge)
Names offered: Major John Stanton holding cup with John Durkin, Thomas Kay, Stephen Brown, Stephen Taylor, Gareth Camm, Ian Haworth, Mark, Frank, Gibby, Brian Nuttall
Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing the photo
ARCHIVED UNDER PHOTOS AND CHURCH LADS BRIGADE



New Jerusalem Walking Day (Click over to enlarge)
Names offered: Evelyn Haworth, Mrs Cockerill, Evelyn Hayworth, Mrs Cowpe, Mrs. Woodhouse, Eunice Cockerill
Thanks to Dot Birtwistle for providing most of the names and also to Peter Fisher for kindly sharing the photo with us.
ARCHIVED IN BOTH PHOTOS AND NEW JERUSALEM AND WALKING DAYS.

18th January 2018

Notice from Chris Aspin 

I'm still receiving stories of the supernatural
and I hope to publish another collection shortly.
I'd love to hear from anyone with a tale to tell.
My email address is chris_aspin@yahoo.co.uk

Phone 01706 227129.





Police operating a speed trap close to the Holden Arms with the Cemetary in the background

The policemen are Bob Southworth standing and Dave Briggs kneeling.  Thanks to Neil Stevenson for names and also thanks to Peter Fisher for kindly sharing this photo with us




Photo kindly shared by Peter Fisher.

Photo: thanks to Peter Fisher for kindly sharing with us
ARCHIVED PHOTOS AND HASLINGDEN SPORT - BADMINTON


Father Christie's Jubilee of Ordination at St. Marys
Some of the names offered: Monsignor Allen and also Father Quigley (3rd from the right), Alter Boys (left to right), John Moorehead, Stephen Davis, Gary Vear, Charles Robson, Niall Hackett, ?, Jack Standring (Thanks to Dawn Vear for supplying names)
ARCHIVED UNDER ST. MARYS

Suggested to be St. Peter's Scouts (although St. Thomas Musbury also mentioned)
The following names have been offered: Matthew, Garside, Richard Ormerod, Christopher Ormerod, Joe Redfern, Thomas Elliot, Pilitari, Thomas Webster.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
ARCHIVED IN PHOTOS AND ST. PETERS BLOGS


Jim Camm on the centre left and the late John Stanton - centre right of the St. James Boys and Girls Brigade. (Click over to enlarge)
Other names offered L to R: ?, Alexander, Jim Camm, Ann Kerhaw, John Stanton, Donald Valentine.
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.

A Haslingden Pool Event (Click over to enlarge)
from L to R: Sean Moden, John Farrer (RIP), ?, Noel Hughes (Landlord of Thorn), ?, John Flynn, Lee Janusz, John Castley, Mick McKenna.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher. 

Commercial Pool Team around the 1980 - photo taken in Pool room at Foresters
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
L to R: Raymond Halstead, Martin Morley, Paul Lee, Paul Jackson (centre front), Paul Bottoms, Kenny Halstead, Steve Parkinson (RIP)
ARCHIVED: HASLINGDEN SPORT - POOL

Rossendale Rosebowl Snooker Event organised by Tony Dyson who is shown holding the trophy. Steven Gerrard on the left with beard (beaten semi finalist), Nigel Higson (beaten finalist), Tony Dyson, Taylor on the right was the winner
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us
ARCHIVED: HASLINGDEN SPORT - SNOOKER

Haslingden and District Snooker League presentation for Divisional Winners
Names offered: ?, Harry Rowe, Colin Grainger, ?, Bert Haworth, Nigel Higson
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SPORT - SNOOKER.


Black Bull Pool Team who won league in 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
Names contributed are from L to R:  Melvyn Riley, Sean McKenna, Frank Cooper, Mick Kenny, ?, Fred Uttley, ?,?,Phillip Haworth (fritz), Stephen Duckworth, Steven Almond, ?
ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SPORT - POOL



Haslingden and Helmshore Darts Presentation
L to R: Ernie Walton, Norman Thompson, ?, ?, Peter Gavin, ?,?,Colin Fletcher, Eddie Duckworth, Richard Holden, Taffy Jones, Colin Nuttall, ?, Aiden Kenyon
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SPORT - DARTS


Helmshore Royal British Legion "A" Darts Team Champions (Click over to enlarge)
Back L to R: Billy Bentley, Charlie Robinson, Richard Holden, John Bill Horrocks, John Molineaux (steward)
Front L to R: Dave Malvern, Arthur Taffy Jones (with cup) and Mick Berry
Photo: thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing
ARCHIVED: HASLINGDEN SPORT - DARTS

Clarence Hotel Darts Team (Click over to enlarge)
L to R: David Hollindrake, Trevor Bowes, Sam Blakeley, George Peel, Bruce Johnson, Bob Torrance, ?,?, Harry Gorton, ?.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SPORT - DARTS


Bridge Inn, Ewood Bridge Darts Team (Click over to enlarge)
from L to R: Jim Pilling (with pipe), Tommy Rowe, Michael Murnagh, Colin Bottoms, Fred Barker, John Castley, David Murnagh, ?, ?, Colin Slack.
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us
ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SPORT - DARTS

Station Hotel, Helmshore Event for Guide Dogs for the Blind

The event was a sponsored run for the Guide Dogs and here below are names that have been given for people in the above photograph which include: Enid Kay, Elizabeth Kay Brown, Sandra Smith, Jeb Burrell, David Nuttall, Lyndsay Nuttall, Simon Haworth, Tony Haworth, David Elson, John from the Holden Arms, Jacqueline Haworth, Brian Till, Simon Heys
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher


Haslingden Youth Club "B" Team (Click over to enlarge)
Back: ?, Gerald Holden, Martin Molloy, John Oxford,?,?.
Front: Walter Moseley, Ken Gregory, Bernard Pickup, Ronnie Watson,?.
Photo Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


Haslingden Darts Presentation photo
L to R: Syd (wrestler - Griffin), ?, Mick Machell (RIP), Dave Harrison, Joe Armer and Malcolm Durham.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN SPORT - DARTS

Helmshore Royal British Legion Committee (Click over to enlarge)
Back row from l t r: Alan Woods, Mick Burrell, John Bedford
Middle row from l to r: Brian Kirk, John Pyrah, Steve Nuttall, Benny Thorpe.
Front Row l to r: Jack Davies, Jean Haslam (RIP), John Gray, Caroline Harrowell, Sue Anderson.

Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher

Haslingden St. James C of E School (Click over to enlarge)
Name suggestions: Bishop Alan Chestyers, also Luke Griffe, Zubs Khan, Rob Khan, Moheen Uddin
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher

NOW ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN ST. JAMES.


Haslingden Royal British Legion Officials with old and new standards
Contributed names include: Albert Woods, Joe Manning, Jimmy Barker, Donald Butterworth and George Rawcliffe.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

St.John's School - Stonefold
The following names have been kindly offered:
Annette Mc Ginty, Paula Green, Kelly Louise Hindle, Ronnie Smith, Sarah Halstead, Sarah Beswick, Laura Shillady, Helen Carter, Martin Smith, Terry Royal, Jamie Grimshaw, Kay Royal, John Dickinson, Adam Lancaster, Faye Hindle, Hannah Delaney, Pete Dickinson, Rebecca Curwen, Karen Hinksman, John Blackburn, Emma Townsend, Claire Brown.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED: ST. JOHNS

Helmshore Methodists Football Team
Photo: Kindly Shared by Peter Fisher


 Haslingden Academicals Football Team
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Haslingden County Secondary Modern School
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

St. James Church event held on their Prinny Hill Field near Carrs
features a special couple Jim and Pat Haworth with their son Barry and also shows Monica Bell. The photo was taken around 1966/67
Thanks to Peter Fisher for kindly sharing with us
ARCHIVED UNDER BOTH PHOTO AND ST. JAMES

Haslingden Grammar School Football Team
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
(ARCHIVED: HGS, FOOTBALL, PHOTOS)


Haslingden Secondary Modern School Cricket Team

Back: Ian Rishton (RIP), David Blomley, Ken Proctor, Geoff Parkinson, Stewart Molloy, Stephen Kay, Jack Southworth.
Front: Malcolm Grindrod, Walter Gregson, Jeff Heaton, Richard Kay, John Sagar
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
(ARCHIVED: CRICKET,PHOTOS,HASLINGDEN SEC MODERN SCHOOL



Haslingden St. James Football Team from 1967/1968
played on St. James playing fields - Prinny Hill

Back Row: Jim Camm, Gordon Bright, Duncan Ramsbottom, Fred Farnell, Stanley Barlow Snr, Stanley Barlow Jnr
Robert Mills, Mark Barnes, Walter Gregson, ?, Brian Uren.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
ARCHIVED FOOTBALL, ST.JAMES AND PHOTOS


Currently being auctioned on Ebay (13th Jan 2018)


Helmshore Royal British Legion Football Team 1982

Photo kindly shared to us by Nigel Higson
Back: Jack Brady (Secy), Jeff Wolfenden, Barry Neild, Martin Nuttall, John Willan (Capt), Duncan Wade, Alan Harrison, Frank Cole.
Front: Alan Cole, James Neary, Keith Bell, Nigel Higson, Robert Mills, Ray Tattersall
ARCHIVED UNDER FOOTBALL

St. Marys FC Dinner
L to R George McKenzie, Martin Molloy, Tony Joe (comedian) Bernard O'Connell (RIP), Murray Bernie (MC), Jim Mead (RIP
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
(ARCHIVED: St. Marys, Football, Photos)

Thought to be Father Rigby's retirement party at St. Mary's
Thanks for all the name contributions which include: Father Christie, Father Rigby, Father Quigley (new curate) Kathleen McNamee, Joan Eastwood, Mollie Sheridan, Vera Kelly, Mrs. Davison, Young lads are David Cockerill and Joey Carter, young girl is Lyndsay Heaton.
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher
(ARCHIVED PHOTOS AND ST. MARYS)


Haslingden Street Market (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


Sponsored run for "Guide Dogs" from the Station Hotel - Helmshore
We are grateful to have received the following names: John Bedford, John Pyrah, Erica Rogers, Mr and Mrs. Charlie Parsons, Kate Parsons (nee Hamilton) Margaret Halliwell RIP with the Black guide dog - Les Smith, Sue German, Michael Brown, Danny Brown and Vanessa O'Neil
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher



St. Marys RC Junior School 5 a side
Sean Breslin on right and Mark Brennan at the back.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
Haslingden F.C.
Back Row l to r: Russell Blackley, Terry Butts, John Entwistle, Dennis Letts, Brian Lees, Paul Burrell.
Front Row l to r: Ken Davies, Ian Wilkinson, Brian Pickering, John Higgins, Neil White, Beil Rowbotham.
(Archived under Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL and later PHOTOS)
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Peter Fisher.

Haslingden County Primary School

Teachers in the photo: Mrs. Lancaster (left) and Mr. Jones (right)
Pupils names offered include: Andrew Derbyshire, Neil Thompson, Andrew Duckworth, Ian Hayes, Peter Thomas, Ian Austin, Lisa Morton, Tracy Gage, Robert Halstead, Ian Heyes, Mandy Egan, Nadeem Elahi, Graham Bartle, Sheila Tongue, Ian Hardie, Gillian Heys, Debbie Dewhurst, Mel Crabtree, Andy Brown, Janet Halstead, Michael Whittaker, Stephen Ingham, Mark Kay.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
(ARCHIVED in Haslingden CP School and later Photos)
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16 new to us paintings by M.E. Laffy have been added to the "HASLINGDEN IN ART" blog.  Kindly shared to us by M.E. Laffy's grandson Sean Laffy. Also Sean has written a short history of his grandfather to accompany the paintings.  Please click on the LINK below and scroll down to see all the paintings.



Haslingden County Secondary Modern School Annual Cross Country
As I remember the Cross Country event always started up on Poplar Street then crossing the road at the top and then after a while went up left by the side of the old "Toll Bar" now showing in a bad state of repair (and opposite the farm which at one time was known as a "Mink Farm", proceed up the incline to the top and then go out the track which leads by the side of the large TV mast, and just past there you came to a farm which those days had the lovely Mr and Mrs Whipp who so kindly provided the runners with light refreshment. You then proceeded down past their farm and ran over the disused quarry area and back down onto the back lane (Haslingden Old Road?) then you crossed over by Fred's farm and down the footpath and on to Hillside Road.


Haslingden Cricket Club Team
Back: Malcolm Grindrod, Jack Coupe, Michael Ingham, Stewart Molloy and Mr. Bob Willett (sponsor).
Front: Brian Knowles, Tony "Chalkie" White
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.


ARCHIVED: CRICKET AND PHOTOS

Haslingden and Helmshore Darts League Individual and pairs KO
Back: Walter Lythegoe, Derek Elsen (RIP), Colin Slack, Jeff King, Colin Fletcher, Sid (glasses on - wrestler - Griffin), Tommy O'Reilly, Dave Cronshaw, Bob Lewis, Chris Doody.
Front: ?, Terry Cole, Keith Entwistle, Eddie Duckworth
Photo: Shared by Peter Fisher.
ARCHIVED UNDER BOTH DARTS AND PHOTOS



St. Thomas's Musbury 1974 Rose Queen (Annette Hollows)
Lady at back is Mrs. Bonner, Pageboy was Stephen Gidley, Blond girl far right is Jill Grieves, also the two girls (eg: far left and right hand front were called "Evans". Also Jacqui Nicholass is 3rd from the right hand.


Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

The Thorn, Bury Road.


Sisters Mrs. June Atkins and Mrs Vera Ball on the right who ran the pub for a time.



Rossendale Workshops Midweek Cricket League Team
Back Row: George Harlock, Bert Harlock, John Davies, Joe Harrison, Peter Fell.
Front Row: Keith Boast, Ian Rishton (RIP), Donald Shaughnessy, Richard Holden, Rupert Jackman


Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

St. Johns - Stonefold


Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
It is suggested that the event could be "Valentines"
The following names have been offered for the people in the photo: Claire Coupe, Lorraine Collinson, Ann Sorrie, Mack Hampson, April Grimshaw, Selvan Hussain, Sarah Beswick, Helen Currie, Kelly McGraine, Mrs Cook, Mrs Makey, Lorraine Clegg, Chris Moore, Helen Carter, Kirsty Derbyshire. 
The above photo and information will now be ARCHIVED UNDER ST. JOHNS AND PHOTOS

"The Dynamites" or "Second Time Around"
The photo is a rehearsal for the Dynamites re-union at the Astoria, an event organised for Charity by Tony Winder of Rawtenstall. What a superb band they were. Proud to have been associated with such great lads
Gerard Navan (lead), Noel Smith RIP (at the back on drums), James Turner (RIP) on vocals at the front, and Jack Tillotson on the right (plays bass) - don't know what had happened for Ronnie Green (Rhythm) to be missing from this photo.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

Gerard tells us that the absence of Ronnie on the photo was because he turned up late that night and the photographer was in a hurry because he had another appointment, and so Ronnie who did eventually arrive missed out!!



Noel Smith (RIP) the drummer from the Dynamites had previously been with the group MARK DAY AND THE KNIGHTS who later became the NOSMO KINGS.  Also the singer of that group Peter Hibbert (RIP) who was the lead singer (eg Mark Day) with both bands also for a short period became the singer with the DYNAMITES but later James Turner took over as singer. 

A additional snippet kindly offered by Chris Haworth for inclusion in BANKING blog

"I used to run Eley Long Estate Agents which was the first shop on the left of Higher Deardengate (next to Jack's Butchers).  We had a sub-branch of the Leeds Permanent Building Society where people would come and pay their money in.  I would fill in their pass-books, put the money in a tin and at the end of the day pay all monies into the society's account at, I think, Barclays.
Just a little snippet for you - Christine

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.

1969 (May) Sheet 1
Top Row from left:
 Dorothy Lees, ?, Yvonne Eastwood, Hilary Taylor

1969 (May) Sheet 4
5th Row down:
Lorraine and Pauline Roberts (identical twins one on each side of Alan Earnshaw at their front), then Carole Hardie, Janet Kirby, Heather Jones, Elizabeth Haworth, Betty Richardson, Janice Darlington, Ann Stuttard, ?,?, Michele Cavannah, Susan Plaice.

  Hollands Pies Van Pull in aid of Leukaemia Research Fund
Left: Stephen Cain, Sean McKenna, ? Mike Pelc, ? Jeff Gregory.
Right: David Guest, ?,?, Frank Wade, Gary Price, ?
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
ARCHIVED : HOLLANDS PIES


Old datestone for Paradise Terrace (Ranter's Row)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
Archived: Paradise Lost and Little Prinny Hill

 Paradise Terrace immediately before demolition
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.


 Paradise Terrace at the start of demolition
Demolished by Howard Stott
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

J.H. Birtwistles 5 a side team
Winners of the BDTMA (Blackburn and Dist Textile Mftrs Association 5 a side knockout
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Nigel Higson
Back Row l to r: Denis Doody, Mick Lynch, John Willan, Nigel Higson
Front Row: Ian Wilkinson, Bill Staines, Robert Mills.
Now archived under Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL

Untitled "Darts" photo
Thought to be Griffin - Hud Rake
shows: back: Ernie Walton, Frank Steele, and Colin Holden (Landlord)
Front: Francis Holden (Landlady), Squadron Leader Dew-Parry, ?, Sid (wrestler), Miss Patton

Now ARCHIVED UNDER DARTS


Whittaker's team in the Haslingden "5 a side" early 1990's
Back Row: Bryn Yorke, Eric Wroot, Martin Skinner,
Front Row: Ken Davis, Pete Smith, Stephen Abraham
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
ARCHIVED UNDER FOOTBALL

Another photo which shows Harry Wilkinson (fourth from the right)
Used to love helping him on the hen pen when a young lad and on other occasions
later on going with him and Bert Marsden and Harry Barton to Belle Vue Wrestling.
The best jobs were finding and then collecting the eggs, they took some finding
because they were always well hidden in the long grass at the
side of the railway track, all the time I was there I never actually saw a hen get
killed, but I am sure he did lose the odd one or two.  Most of laying birds what Harry had
 were in battery cages.  I think the free range were probably birds coming to the end
and considered to be in semi retirement.
Asian customers would come down every Saturday and take away the old hens which
they got off Harry who would provide them with a old proven bag
to put the bird in cos they needed to keep the hens alive,
every now and again you would see the bag "twitching".


 Untitled Football Event
?, Terry Barge (RIP), Ian Rishton (RIP), Murrie Bernie, Ian St. John (TV personality and ex Liverpool FC) Denis Sheridan
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


Helmshore United Presentation
Dave Entwistle, Derek Barnes, Donald Braithewaite, Ian Walkden Colin Fletcher

Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.

Now complete and archived under Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL



Haslingden Football Club event held at the Clubhouse Ewood Bridge
Dave Wylie, Neil Wartburton, Mick Codey, John Mead, Gordon Waddington, Marshall Howe, Peter Cain, Stephen Clarke, John Heyman
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.

St. Mary's Football event held at the Cricket Club
Johnny Casson (Comedian), John Dickinson (RIP), Tony Gallagher, Norman Lundy, Jack Charlton, Steve Stopworth
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

completed and now archived under Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL
and also under HASLINGDEN ST. MARY'S




Haslingden Football Club
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.




St. Marys Football Sportsmens Dinner Event
L to R: Martin Morley, George McKenzie, Jim Mead (RIP), Tony Gallagher, Martin Molloy, David Lloyd (Bumble and Speaker), John Dickinson (Snr) RIP
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for kindly sharing with us
ARCHIVED in ST. MARYS AND PHOTOS



"The Alan Mead Memorial" 7 aside football at Ewood Bridge.
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
Back Row: Mick Higgins, John Dickinson, Anthony Halstead, Bob Grimshaw, Jim Mead (RIP) Anthony Flanagan, John Entwistle, Russell Proctor, Mark Kayley and John Sudworth.

Front Row: Dennis Sheridan, John Flynn, David Warburton, Andrew Siddle, John Higgins, Jimmy Clarke

Now archived within the Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL BLOG

Helmshore United Reserves - 1980s

back: Keith Riding,M.Drew, Bill Flynn, A Parker,J. Higson, Andrew Sidley.
Front: A. Rushton, P Barnes, P. Dickinson, Ian Austin, M Zebrowski, John Mead

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.



Now archived within the Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL BLOG


Hilda Cunliffe's retirement party at the Haslingden CWS - Brittania Mill
Shows Sandra Smith with Margaret Barrow to her right, and to her left is Christine Wilkinson and to her left the late Edna Wroe,
with Edna's husband Leslie a couple of rows back to her left. Also to the right of Margaret Barrow is the late Shirley Nuttall (nee Berry) (RIP), 
also Myrtle Harris with Brenda O'Brien behind Myrtle in the stripes.
Also to the right side of Myrtle is Eileen Kelly and Lesley Brennand. 
Also far left of the photo and hiding behind is Susan Britland. Lynn Johnsons head is peeping through at the back and shows two male staff behind her.
(Names collated from the position of directly looking at the photo)
Please feel free to add more names etc thanks
Thanks to Peter Fisher for kindly sharing with us


Haslingden C of E School versus Edenfield C of E School
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


Helmshore Boys "A" Team (football)
Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
Shortly will be archived under Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL

Open Night for Helmshore and District Townswomen's Guild
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

 St. Mary's Sports Event
L to R: Father James Christie, Billy, Tony Gallagher, ?, Martin Molloy, ?, John Navan,?, Father McLoughlin
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher

Haslingden Grammar School Photo: 1969 (May)


Updates have now been actioned from Carolyn Smithson
in regards to names (now filled in) for Haslingden Grammar School
Pupil photo for the year 1969 (May photo):

Sheet 4 (2nd row down from the top)
the last five girls are: Lynn Foden, Norah Tattersall, Lindsey Yates, Angela Bradbury, Jean Aspinall (Jean is on the end of the row)

Sheet 4 (3rd row down from the top)

Peter Edmundson, John Smithson, ?, John Heywood, ?,Stephen Ashworth, David Eastwood, Craig Papworth, Peter Farnworth, Geoffrey Oldfield, ?,?, Malcolm Ridings, Roy Flanagan, ?,?,Roy English, Alan Dixon.

To check out the Haslingden Grammar School Blog CLICK HERE then scroll down to 1969 (May)


 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)
Two brilliant fellas!
Ray Wright (RIP) and Harry Wilkinson (RIP)
Enjoying a warm cup of tea after helping to overnight grit the
Haslingden and Helmshore Roads

 St. Mary's Sports Event
Back: Bernard O'Connell, Tony Gallagher, Bill Jopson, Father Timm, Geoff Whitehead
Front: Peter Parfitt - Guest Speaker England Cricket and Bill Beaumont Guest speaker England Rugby.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
Also archived ST. MARYS


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

A Rose and Crown event

 L to R Mark Laffy (RIP), Ann Carrick, ?, Marshall Howe (Landlord), Peter Mather (Pobble), Amy Howe (Landlady), ?, Carole Roberts, Tony Roberts



Photo: Kindly shared with us by Peter Fisher

A Rose and Crown event -
Back:
Stuart Halstead, Mick Coadey with his arm around Stephen Johnson, and to the right at the back is Liam Moden, and Mick Thorpe to the front of Stephen.

On the Front we have the landlord of the Rose and Crown Marshall Howe serving up the burgers, then Peter Jackson, Howard Rishton on the front with curly hair then Denis Doody and then Amy Landlady of the Rose and Crown, ?, then Julian Moon and his girlfriend.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Haslingden Snooker or Pool Event
L to R: Roy Butterworth, Brian Jopson, Tony Couch, David Woodburn and Brian Gavin
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher


Cup being presented to Bobby Grimshaw and Jim Hall ?  by Coun. David Tennant


St. James New Years Eve Party held at the Conservative Club.

Some of the names in the photograph. Sandra Trainor, Steven Downham, Mr and Mrs Proctor, Isobel Wellock, Peter Wellock, Len Dickinson, Angela Harvey, Anne Simpson, Nick Subasic, Ann Subasic ?, ?. Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing
(also now archived under ST. JAMES)

Haslingden Fire Brigade
L to R: Stan Emmett, Keith Warburton, Gordon Horrocks, Mr. White in drivers seat and Arthur Higgins
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
(This will soon be archived under Haslingden Fire Brigade)



Haslingden "Kung Fu" Class
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 

(now archived under RISING BRIDGE, ACRE BAXENDEN photos

Untitled and photographed at Rawtenstall Cricket Club

This photo shows the late Terry Bargh (from Haslingden) 2nd from the right on the front row. 
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher. Names:
Back: Harry Sidley, ?,?,Arthur Bell,?, Arthur Bush
Front: Albert Vick, Joe Dowd, Jack Horan, Terry Bargh, ?

Durie and Miller Cricket team for the "Workshops League"
- Midweek Cricket League Finals Day
Both the knockout semis and finals were held at Rawtenstall Cricket Club 

Kindly shared by Peter Fisher

 Haslingden Royal British Legion contingent on Armistice
passing Greenfield Street on way to Memorial Gardens
Includes: Tommy Caine, George Rawcliffe, Jack Hilton, George Gillam, Frank Jackson, Tom Jopson, Frank ?, Billy McGee, David Parr,Geoff Kershaw.
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher

British Legion Flag Bearers
includes 2nd and 3rd from left Mr. Norman Knight and Mr. Healey
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher



Haslingden Secondary Modern School Football Team 1971/1972
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
(also archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - Football)

Haslingden Workingmen's Club with 3 of its final stalwarts
Jim Patton, Laddy Pilling and Ronnie Clough
(also now archived under Haslingden Workingmens Club Blog)

Haslingden Cricket Club first eleven
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
( archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET


Unlabelled - Mr.Joe Molloy 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher




Haslingden and District Snooker League "Pairs Finals"
held at the Sunnybank Social Club, Helmshore.
Finalist L to R: James Machell, Richard Holden, George Heys and Bryan Webster
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
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 Flying Club were based at the Regent Hotel, Regent Street
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher
(Now archived in HASLINGDEN SPORT - PIGEON RACING)


Winker, ?, Enid dressed in Army gear


 Haslingden Pool Team players
from l t r: Jim Mead (RIP), Brian Gavin, David Woodburn (RIP), Joe Dowd, Alan Cliffe, Brian Jopson,?,?, Tommy Almond.  John Flynn with cue
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for sharing with us


HELMSHORE BRITISH LEGION CLUB (Click over to enlarge)

Who won the Ramsbottom Sports week five a side competion which in the 1980's. They did not concede a goal throughout the competition. Also Robert Mills played through the early rounds but had work committments on the finals night.

The team was:
Back Row: Denis Doody, Mick Keir, George Howarth, Alan "Barnie Rubble" Kennedy who played for Liverpool with the tash and was presenting the cups.)

Front Row: Bill Flynn, Frank Cole, Barry Curtis.

Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

Mr. Frank Fitton's retirement from J.B. Broadley's of Crawshawbooth 
L to R: Jim Holt, Mr. Jim Gillibrand MD at Broadleys and Frank
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

 Haslingden Arts Club
Photo: Kindly shared with us by Peter Fisher
Back Row: Geoffrey Jackson, ?
Middle Row: ?, Joan Smart, Roland Haworth, Dorothy Constantine, Des Mulderigg,
Front Row: ?, Violet Dearden
(now archived under Haslingden Arts Club)

A Charity Walk from Ulverston to Carlisle to raise funds for St. James's School. 
 Alec Taylor on left and James Cockerill on right
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
(also archived under St. James)

Haslingden Darts Competition Finals held at the Haslingden W.M.C.
L to R: Peter Heyworth, Bob Lewis, Ray (from Accrington), Arthur Sedgewick, John Castley, Alan Collinson, Mick Machell (RIP), Billy Whitcombe, Digger, Tony Morley, 

Jim Pilling at back, John Pritchard, Steve Gordon, John Bedford
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

(Now also archived under Haslingden Sport - DARTS AND DOMINOES ETC




 Haslingden Academicals Football Club
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


Haslingden St. Mary's FC 
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Back: Ken Moden, John Curran, Ken Tattersall, Tony White,John Irwin, Tony Hothersall, John Dickinson
Front: David Dewhurst, Andy Ashworth, John Flynn, Seamus McNally, John Higgins





Haslingden Football Club
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


Sunnybank Cottages by G.W. Altham (Click over to enlarge)
Photo of sketch kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
also now archived under "Haslingden In Art"

Here we have some fabulous paintings done by Liz Taylor - these are only a small part of Liz's work, and we are very privileged that she has allowed us to include this work in the "Art Gallery" - More of Liz's paintings will be shown soon. 

Musbury Tor by Liz Taylor



Snighole Viaduct by Liz Taylor


St. Thomas's Lychgate by Liz Taylor


Stonefold Village by Liz Taylor


Emmanuel Church, Holcombe by Liz Taylor


East Lancashire Railway by Liz Taylor





Stonefold by Liz Taylor


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"Snow scene of Carr Mill and Martin Croft" (Click over to enlarge)
Watercolour by Nellie Tindley and kindly shared by her son in law Bob.
Painted late January 1977. Painted from the back yard of 302 Blackburn Road. 


Two paintings of Haslingden Grane by J. Scholes
Kindly shared to us by Nigel Higson.

Calf Hey, Grane by Derek Woodhall
Kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker