Saturday, 15 December 2018

PHOTOS, POSTCARDS, SNIPPETS, OCCASIONAL NOTICES ETC (ARCHIVE AFTER ONE WEEK....ISH!)


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An event at St Stephens, probably in the church hall, in the 1960s. From the left at the back, the names I know are: Alderman Bert Bussey, the Mayor ( directly in front of him is Mrs Bussey), Fr James MacDonald, Curate, Bob Barnes, Canon Fred Bamber, Unknown, my mother Kathleen Blomeley.
Photo and text kindly shared by Michael Blomeley
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER ST. STEPHENS



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Beautiful sketch done by Jim Barnes on 10th November 1908
for a page (approx 6"x4") in the "autograph book" belonging to
Ruth M. Kirby and kindly shared here with us by Michael Booth.
NOW ALSO ARCHIVED IN THE HASLINGDEN IN ART BLOG


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Beautiful sketch done by Michael Laffy (Haslingden Artist) 
which was a page (approx 6"x4") in the "autograph book" belonging to
Ruth M. Kirby and kindly shared here with us by Michael Booth.
I have checked this out with Sean Laffy (Michael's grandson)
who confirms it will be him with give a way tell tale signs eg:
Mandolin and Grecian girl wall plaque etc.
Period: Early 1900's
NOW ALSO ARCHIVED IN THE HASLINGDEN IN ART BLOG


This is a old painting of the White Horse Inn, (Old Haslingden)
painted by local artist Tom Worrall around the 1900 period. 
and was kindly shared to us by Tom's Great Grandaughter
 Dr. Rachael Jones
NOW ALSO ARCHIVED UNDER HASLINGDEN IN ART


Haslingden Secondary Modern School Band around 1961/2 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo kindly shared by Barbara Molloy.
Includes: students Jones, Moorhouse, Rishton, Walsh and Big Les (on back row)
Teacher: Mr. Jones conducting.
ARCHIVED UNDER MUSIC FROM HAZELDENE



A snippet from the Blog HASLINGDENS WATER TROUGHS, WELLS, SPRINGS ETC.


St. Peters Avenue


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

Clifford Hargreaves wrote on 19th January 2016: 

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

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

Michael Mullaney wrote on 30th January 2016:

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

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


small map showing spring
(thanks to Chris Kirby)


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.

Broadway County Primary School



 Broadway County Primary School 1979 (Click over to enlarge)
The girl in the centre front with guitar is Connie Hyde (Gina out of Coronation Street soap)


 Broadway County Primary School 1979 with teacher Mr. McCluskey (Click over to enlarge)