Monday, 20 August 2018

Photos, Postcards, Snippets and Occasional posters (Archiving after one week.....ish)



Haslingden High School 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
thought to have been taken of the cast of "VJ Hoorah" written by teacher Mr. Diggle
names submitted (in no order): Lisa Astbury, Julie Willis, Philip Winward, Michael Jefferson, Susan Coyle, Debbie Hallam, Hazel Vesper (holding plate)
now archived under HASLINGDEN HIGH SCHOOL


 Guides from Manchester Road Methodist Church setting out on camping trip 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
Names offered in mixed order: Sandra Howell, Susan Coyle, Andrea Gray, Stephanie Pritchard, with Leader: Lorna Riley.
Soon to be archived on the blog


Haslingden Baptist Church Social 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
Names offered in mixed order: Sarah Ireland, Julie Pickup, Debbie Dewhurst, Nadera Gardy, Dianne Keys, Gillian Mullaney.
NOW ARCHIVED



(now archived - Haslingden High School)
Haslingden High School play 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
The Cast of "VJ Hooray!" written by Mr. Diggle

Back L to R: Hazel Vesper, Karen Mann, Julian Royle, Philip Shaw.
Front L to R: Ian Hain, Julia Willis, Janet Glaze, Janet Waddington, Andrew Astbury (wearing hat), Simon McManus, Duncan Wheelhouse

 Musbury Minstrels 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
(now archived - St. Thomas, Musbury)
The following names have been offered in mixed order: Catherine Belshaw, Julia Evans, Gaenor Evans, Joanne Rothwell, Venessa Gaffey, Stewart Gregory, Christine Yates, Jill Greaves, Simon Watson, Helen Beddows, Susan Holroyd, Julie Tattersall. 

Stonefold School 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
The following names have been offered in mixed order: Alice Dickinson, Alicia Walker, Sarah Andrews, Elizabeth Holden, Samantha Makey, Heidi Moore, Penny Moore.
now archived - St. Johns Stonefold

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Hello from British Columbia, Canada -  (19th November 2018)

My father Allan Dann was born in Haslingden on Jan 14th 1919.  He will be 100 this January.  He is suddenly curious about where he is from, a bit late but I am trying to get what I can.  Other than being very deaf, he lives on his own and still drives.  An alert 100!
His mother was Anne Dann (Parkinson) of 10 Store Street, His father was John Dann who I believe was born in Accrington.  Annie Parkinson worked in the family bakery on Blackburn Road.  My grandfather had left England as a young man but his family were cotton mill workers and I know some came out to set up mills in the US.  In any case what I am search for is a photo old or new of 10 Store Street or the building where the bakery was. 

John Dann died when my dad was only 7, and I think that is why my dad has been so reluctant to engage with his family history or where he was born.  If there is anything you have that might be interesting for him it would be greatly appreciated.  The photos below are a few from my Grandmothers autograph book, I thought the illustrators might be of local interest.  There are more

Thank you
Barb Dann.















From Liz Taylor (19th November 2018)

Haslingden's Liz Taylor has kindly shared with us two of her more recent paintings.  One of the steps up to Holcombe which I am sure many a Haslingden/Helmshore folk will have traversed, and also she has done the beautiful train "City of Wells" which has run on on the nearby East Lancashire Railway. Also I will archive these paintings under Liz's gallery within the HASLINGDEN IN ART




 

View from Holcombe Hill by Liz Taylor



or if you still want to check out

After one week the above photographs or text will be moved over to their appropriate blogs and will also be transferred over to  PHOTO ALBUM and SNIPPETS NO.6 (Year 2018) which can be accessed by clicking here


PHOTO ALBUM AND SNIPPETS NO.5 (Year 2017) which can be accessed by clicking here


PHOTO ALBUM AND SNIPPETS NO.4 (year 2016) which can be accessed by clicking here


 PHOTO ALBUM and SNIPPETS NO.3 (year 2015) which you can access by clicking here


or if you still want to check out

PHOTO ALBUM NO. 2 (YEAR 2014) WHICH 



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


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


HASLINGDEN ARMY AND ARMY CADETS



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

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Haslingden High School - Broadway



Click over to enlarge
Cutting kindly shared by Jackie Ramsbottom

Grammar School Head is new all in school principal.
please click over cutting to enlarge
Cutting: thanks to Chris Kirby

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.
also ARCHIVED HASLINGDEN SPORT FOOTBALL



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.


 Haslingden High School play 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
The Cast of "VJ Hooray!" written by Mr. Diggle

Back L to R: Hazel Vesper, Karen Mann, Julian Royle, Philip Shaw.
Front L to R: Ian Hain, Julia Willis, Janet Glaze, Janet Waddington, Andrew Astbury (wearing hat), Simon McManus, Duncan Wheelhouse


Haslingden High School 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
thought to have been taken of the cast of "VJ Hoorah" written by teacher Mr. Diggle
names submitted (in no order): Lisa Astbury, Julie Willis, Philip Winward, Michael Jefferson, Susan Coyle, Debbie Hallam, Hazel Vesper (holding plate)


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Irwell Vale and Edenfield photos




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


Irwell Vale Chapel (Click over to enlarge)
Photo kindly shared to us by Ray Whittaker
Photo taken in 1968 - 75th Anniversary of Chapel




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
Standing back row: Alberta Lonsdale; Edith White; George Haworth; Robert Shoreman. 
 Front row: Jim Spencer (seated), Mary Garside, Elsie Harris; Evelyn Davenport; Ben Riley (seated) and Dyson Buckley. 1919
Names thanks to John Simpson

Irwell Vale Primitive Methodist Sunday School float - August 1919 -  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.'


Irwell Vale - Best Kept Village Award 1992 - Rossendale Free Press
(Kindly shared to us by Jackie Ramsbottom)

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Wade - Clegg family





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


St. James F.C. - 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)


 St. James F.C. - 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)


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

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

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)


Wade Family
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)
Robert Wade,Sarah Trippier (known to us Nana Susan was Mary’s mum) me,
Mary Wade,Sylvia Clegg,Vivien Clegg.Nana lived in Greenfield Gardens.Grannie Mary was 
a music teacher.She also taught music at St.James.I’m sure many people will remember her.


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)


Click over to enlarge
Cutting kindly shared to us by Jackie Ramsbottom


Click over to enlarge
Cutting kindly shared by Jackie Ramsbottom

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.


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 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


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


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)

A very young Ray and Sylvia Clegg
Photo: Kindly shared by Ray Clegg Jnr.



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

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.


 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



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.