Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Irwell Vale and Edenfield photos



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)