Sunday, 5 January 2020

PHOTO ALBUM NO.8 (2020)



Path Up t'halo
by Liz Taylor
Now archived under HASLINGDEN IN ART

Ewood Bridge
Thanks to Michael Parkinson for sharing with us

Great grandfather John Ainsworth on the left and Great grandmother Agnes Ainsworth in the car, with who I presume to be their eldest daughter Agnes Elizabeth and their youngest daughter Evelyn, They all lived on a farm called Rushy Leach which is now one of the Grane ruins and also lived at Ainslea and Westlea which is somewhere behind The Duke of Wellington
Photo: thanks to Tracy Bell


 Changing scenes over the years at Hud Hey Road,
Photos: thanks to Chris Kirby

 Changing scenes over the years at Hud Hey Road,
Photos: thanks to Chris Kirby

Changing scenes over the years at Hud Hey Road,
Photos: thanks to Chris Kirby


Probably Prinny Hill,
Thanks to Andrea Lysons

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth at Cawl Terrace
Photo: thanks to Andrea Lysons

St. Veronicas Morris Dancers 1959
Photo: thanks to Andrea Lysons

Wesley Walking Day photos
Thanks to Julia Haworth

 Wesley Walking Day photos
Thanks to Julia Haworth


Wesley Walking Day photos
Thanks to Julia Haworth

Wesley Walking Day photos
Thanks to Julia Haworth

Wesley Walking Day photos
Thanks to Julia Haworth

 Wesley Walking Day photos
Thanks to Julia Haworth

Wesley Walking Day photos
Thanks to Julia Haworth

Somewhere in the Grane Area
from 1900 with Fred Hartley (My Gt. Uncle) on horseback, Mr. Henry Entwistle (Freds uncle)
in top hat and an unknown man employed by my Gt. Grandad James Hartley, and the man
left the workhouse at 14 to live and work with the family in the Grane Area
Photo: Thanks to David Hartley for sharing with us.

Metcalfe family - Broadwood Edge Farm 1890
Photo: Kindly shared by David Hartley

Roundabout at Victoria Park - August 1948
Photo: Kindly shared by Sandra Hilton

Musbury Church 2nd May 1984 marks the end of National Tea Brewing
fortnight for the Brownies who held a Madhatters tea party at the
Church.
Archived under St. Thomas Musbury
Tea Day at Helmshore Museum


Haslingden County Primary School around 1953
Photo: thanks to Sandra Hilton
Archived under Haslingden County Primary School

Haslingden County Primary School Choir
Winning the Cecelia Cup at Blackburn Music Festival 1982
Archived under Haslingden County Primary School



St. James - New Years Eve
Also archived under St. James



My father, Harold Pollard, was born in Haslingden in 1919 but emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1925. He served in 410 Squadron in the RCAF, so spent a lot of the war in England. He traveled to Haslingden and Blackburn when on leave to visit his relatives.
Photo: thanks to Elaine Pollard


John Channings Pile
Killed in Action - May 1941
Never forgotten - Lindsay Jane

 My Grandad Sgt Major Joseph Coffee
East Lancs Regiment
Photo: Thanks to Andrew Robinson
Our Great Uncle Joseph Pattison of Helmshore
Photo: thanks to Clare Atherton

Ken Warburton - 25th September 1941
Photo: thanks to Harry Warburton

Harry Warburton 1911 - 1979
Photo: thanks to Chris Wands

St. Mary's Football
Photo: Thanks to Andrea Lysons
ARCHIVED ST. MARYS


Local Cricket Team
Thanks to Andrea Lysons
Archived HASLINGDEN SPORT CRICKET

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog
 St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

 St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

 St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog

St. Stephens Church, Grane
Photo: thanks to Jackie Ramsbottom
and now archived in the St. Stephens Blog



Remembering you dad Donald Greenwood
Photo from 5th November 1942
Thanks to Jacqueline Greenwood.


Coach trip from back in 1963
Photo: Thanks to Chris Howarth for sharing

Grandad Gordon Noble - Lived to tell the tale - Alexandria 1942
Photo: thanks to Graham Lowthion.


Mum and dad married in 1944, VE Day was 1945, but they did not get to be together until he was demobbed in 1946. In the interim it was back to the British Protectorate of Palestine (to become Israel) where he had been posted when war broke out.
The reward for service was a pre-fab on Broadway, then a new build on York Avenue.
Photo: thanks to Mike Ryan.


Historical Notes - Pubs in Haslingden
I have been going through mum's old photos and found some newspaper cuttings she had kept, this one in particular I think some of you may find interesting. The plan shows the pubs at top 'o town and Sheeps Green. I have had to post it in two pics as I couldn't fit it all under my scanner - still getting used to the scanner 
Thanks to Linda Maughan
Also now archived under Haslingden Pubs

My uncle, John Bill Nuttall, mum's brother, serving in Burma. Fighting went on for 3 months after VE Day. The war ended with the exploding of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki before the planned campaign in Malaysia could start. Thanks, Carmel, for agreeing to share these photos.
Photo: thanks to Carmel and Mike Ryan for sharing

This is my father Cyril Gregory and my uncle Stanley Griffiths walking down from Alden Cottages, Helmshore where my father lived before they were both demobbed after the war. Happy VE day everyone

Photo: Thanks to Veronica Gregory

Two photos of a foggy Haslingden took on the same day - November 1981.
Photo: Thanks to Chris Kirby

Peter Taylor's Mum and Dad
My mum and dad 25th September 1945 Dad had served most of the war in the RAF in India and mum had worked making munitions in a factory somewhere in Haslingden - Stotts possibly. I've posted this photo before but it's the only one I have of them. They set up home in Wells Street later moving to Deardengate to run the Cafe at 101, Dad worked for a Wholesale grocers down Prinny Hill the name escapes me but David Peat will hopefully remind me.  Mum died in 1962 after only 17 years of marraige, Dad later went on to open the Disc record shop, but died suddenly on 31st December 1974.

Photo: Thanks to Peter Taylor. 

Underbank Farm, Rising Bridge
Photo: Thanks to Peter Sansom

View from Underbank Farm, Rising Bridge towards Hollands etc
Photo: Thanks to Peter Sansom


Quaker Girl Concert at George Street Mission c1930s
3rd row back. 3rd from left. Annie (Jackson) Entwistle. 4th from left. Alice (Jackson) Shaw. Behind Alice Eric Jackson.
Photo: Thanks to Joan Lords


Jim Eke in Navy uniform
Photo: Thanks to Lorraine Hooper

Here are a couple of pics of my dad in the war. He was stationed in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa on the airbase at Ikeja which is now Lagos Airport. He helped run the stores and fuel trucks etc which supported the aircraft in the African campaign. He is pictured in his hut off duty with his mosquito net behind him. The other picture is the truck he drove and one of the aircraft. Looks like some type of bomber. Sure someone will know the type. They kept lizards on the mosquito nets to help keep the mosquitos at bay. His brother Albert sadly was on the infamous railway held by the Japanese and did not return.
Photo: thanks to Dave Rothwell


George Rothwell in the Navy during WW2
Photo: thanks to Dawn Rothwell Siddle


 Wm Robinson, Union Mill, Haslingden - 1983 destroyed by fire
Photo: Thanks to Andrew Mullaney

 Haslingden Rock Band "Contract Complete" got through to finals at Cats Whiskers, Burnley
Photo: Thanks to Andrew Mullaney
Also archived under Music from Hazeldene

St. James
Photo: Andrew Mullaney
Also archived under St. James.

Photo: thanks to Andrew Mullaney


Douggie Ratcliffe - a lovely man
Photo: thanks to Paul Ratcliffe

 Mr. Rothwell in his shop which was next to the post office
Photo: Thanks to David Rothwell.

 Mr. Rothwells well known Pram Shop and Model Aircraft and Toys etc
Photo: Thanks to David Rothwell

Mr Rothwell's fathers shop at bottom of Park Street
Photo: thanks to David Rothwell.

Communion certificate for Michael Court at St. Marys
Also archived under St. Marys




The Dynamites around 1963
Photo: thanks to Gerard Navan











Can we please if possible get more information on these fabulous photos kindly sent in by Rosalind Govett. Some background information - Rosalind's Grandmother was born in Haslingden and here are some of her early photos from her photo album, annotated by Rosalind's mother.Brief biography to put the photos in context: Gertrude Barlow born 1899, Prospect Terrace, Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge. 1920 at Trinity Baptist married William (Bert) Wisbey who came to Haslingden to work at the Haslingden Empire Cinema. In 1921 Bert Wisbey and William Wilmore built the Rawtenstall Picture House. The poor quality light photo shows Rosalids grandmother front row 3rd from the right, she looks about 5, so it is probably about 1905. COULD THIS BE STONEFOLD PRIMARY SCHOOL ? The next photo was obviously taken in a studio but it still looks like a school photo. Gertrude in top row with white ribbo in her hair, she looks about 10, so maybe taken in 1910. Another School photo. Gertrude, 4th from left, looks about 12/14 so about 1913 It looks like the same building as 1905. Next Tanner Liberal Club Outing 1907. Far left is William Wilmore, his wife and their son Tom in front of him. The next photo is from 1921 a charabanc outing. The baby could be Rosalinds mother a she was born in 1931 and there is a pencil D (daddy) on the photo with a line to the man holding a child. THE NEXT 3 PHOTOS WERE DESCRIBED TO ROSALIND AS A SUNDAY SCHOOL OUTING. I DO NOT KNOW THE BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND AND SHOULD BE INTERESTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE RECOGNISES IT.
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Try out these local videos
we are so grateful to be able to show you
these videos from the Harry Pollard Collection
and the Joe Belshaw Collection
We would like to thank both Harry's and Joe's
families for kindly allowing their films to be shown here
We now also have videos for St. Stephens


Silver Jubilee Street Party

 by Harry Pollard


This video is from the 1977 Silver Jubilee and features a street party held in Piccadilly Street. The film starts by showing Her Majesty the Queen and it later depicts decorations and posters of the Royal Couple on display in many of the windows within the Street.


The video then goes on to show the actual street party with large tables set in the middle of the street, with lots of children and adult citizens enjoying their party food, that is until the rain comes.  Later the children are seen playing games in the street which includes passing the parcel etc. Some fabulous close ups of the children and senior citizens. A fabulous piece of history thankfully captured by Harry.
(Click on the title to bring up the film)
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Haslingden Sports June 28th to July 5th 1970


Festival of Sport in Victoria Park

and also The Tor Mile,
and Scrambling etc at Laund Hey

 by Harry Pollard


The video shows the Tor Mile Race, starting and finishing near Barlows Mill just off Holcome Road.

Then various shots of the Festival held in Victoria Park with gymnastics on trampolines.
Shows Mr.  with his 1926 Rolls Royce Fire Engine, together with is Vintage Rolls Royce Car. 
There are several groups of Morris Dancers and other dance troupes, Shows playing Tennis on the courts, Bowls on the greens
also gentlemen on horseback together with serious horsejumping over hurdles and obstacles,
Dog behaviour competitions, 
Darts, Kick Ball to pop balloons,
"Win a Pig", lots of stalls.
Shows Mayor and Mayoress Donald and Mrs. Valentine
Scrambling on Laund Hey, fancy motor bike riding etc.
Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully 
captured by Harry Pollard.
(Click on the title to bring up the film)
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More video of Haslingden Sports Week 1970
(same event has previous video)

 by Harry Pollard


This video has some of the same events has showed in the previous video but all is new video and not included in the one above.

There are Morris Dancers
Shows a girl sat on a horse with indian dress
Asian lads playing volleyball,
shows swings, see-saw and crowds of people,
also shows "Win a Pig", then horse dressage, Wrestling, and finishes off with more Scrambling from up Laund Hey Playing fields.
Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully 

captured by Harry Pollard.
(Click on the title to bring up the film)

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Young lad and his mates assembling a deck chair 


by Harry Pollard


This is a very entertaining video and shows a young lad who after reading the magazine "Do It Yourself" decides he wants to make a deck chair from a kit.

He leaves his house and makes the way past the Commercial Pub and crossing Deardengate and past the Black Bull pub, plus it shows all the local shops along Blackburn Road, he then arrives at Belshaws Do It Yourself shop and takes a look at all the leaning ladders, before going in and purchasing the kit.  He comes out with it all wrapped and arrives back home.  Soon he is joined by his two other friends and between them they attempt to assemble the deck chair kit, but they are getting it wrong and need to keep ammending. As you can imagine setting up a deck chair can be hard work, especially if you have got the woodwork in the wrong order, so out of frustration they were getting annoyed and one of the boys throws the deckchair to the ground in despair, but miraculously the deck chair lands to the floor all set up properly and the boys celebrated by sitting on their new creation, but not in turn, but all together.
Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully
captured by Harry Pollard.
(Click on the title to bring up the film)
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St. James Carnival and Fete

 by Harry Pollard

Shows Carnival at Market Place, Higher Deardengate and Bury Road. Shows going past Public Hall and Hughie Durnings Chapel of Rest.


Shows shops eg: James's Hairdressers and Birch (Bakers), Shows St. James Morris Dancers along with St. James Church Lads Brigade marching. Rose Queen and her cortage, Pensioners, Ladies with Balloons, Carnival floats, Donald Heyworth's Old vintage Fire Engine with people stood on it. Some of the Floats were called "Those were the Days", "Wild Wild Woman", Judge Dee, Dad's Army. Gymnastics doing a display, more Morris Dancers - Later the Fete was held in the St. James Church School grounds, shows the old slope leading up to the school, Lots of games in the school yard and on the old vicarage lawns eg: Chucking balls into jamjars to win Goldfish, various games knocking tins down with tennis balls, Archery, Pram Race, Guardsmen in Uniform parading in the School Yard. Lots of Bunting to railings.

Video: 8:14
Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully
captured by Harry Pollard.
(Click on the title to bring up the film)
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Victoria Park land forfeited for By-pass

By Joe Belshaw

together with: 

Procession 1979 for Sheila Oldham Mayor to Musbury Church.
Contractors preparing for By-Pass construction
Clearing of Top O'th Town ready for new housing
Vintage Bike Show held on Holden Arms Car Park
Last Mayoral service for our last Mayor

This is a great piece of film and is narrated throughout by Joe Belshaw who made the film possible.


Starts with old film showing the original Victoria Park bottom gate and land before it was taken away for space to be included for the new bypass.

Next it shows a procession along Broadway to Musbury Church for Mayoral Sunday. The Mayor was Sheila Oldham (the very first Mayor of the Borough of Rossendale).
A large procession which included The Mayor, Town Clerk, Rev Stuart Winwood, Mace Bearer George Worswick, there were also Girl Guides and a Band plus lots of local people.
Next it shows contractors down Prinny Hill demolishing St. Marys football pavillion and the hillside of North Hag and its famous tunnel.  The film shows old photos of Hutch Bank and the Dyers Arms which was nicknamed the "Flip".
Some really good showing of Booth Street, Delph Street, Railway Road, Station Steps and leading to Blackburn Road. Also Robinsons Mill and in the background Clough End Mill which was destroyed by fire in July 1980.
Shows top of Deardengate/Market Place/Church Street with a large area demolished in readiness for new properties to be built. You can see Frank Heaps- Chemist on Church St, and at the very top on the left is what was the Unity Club (now a private dwelling).
Shows a vintage Motorbike rally being held on the car park of the Holden Arms with a close up showing of a very old 1919 Premier, belt driven bike.
Also shows blowing up of a old bridge in 1962
Finishes off with showing Ald Donald Butterworth leaving the Council Chambers on Bury Road in a procession to St. James Church for a service which also commemorated the very last Mayor of Haslingden (1973 and 1974)
the procession was on 13th May 1973 and showed the Silver Mace being carried by the attendant George Worswick.

Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully

captured by Joe Belshaw.
(Click on the title to bring up the film)

Film 16:01
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The last parade and service for the last Mayor of Haslingden
Alderman Donald Butterworth plus lots of other newsreel

 by Joe Belshaw

The film shows the last parade by the last Mayor of Haslingden Donald Butterworth and shows leaving the Town Hall on Bury Road to St. James Church. You see the parade with the Borough Band plus The Mayor, he's attendant George Worswick, The Town Clerk, Robert McMillan and the Police Chief Inspector Johnson. At the Church you see many of the Councillors.
It shows on arrival back at the Town Hall, the Mayor giving thanks to all who had attended. 
Shows a coloured photo of the last Council.
and on the 18th March 1974 it shows the Mayor performing one of his last jobs of cutting the first sod to mark the start of the new building the Haslingden Sports Centre.
In 1974 it shows the Borough Band and the Baptist on walking day going on the street were the Baths was. Also another procession down on Lancaster Avenue, Helmshore with the St. Thomas Musbury together with the Helmshore Methodist, who were going past Ravensgarth. 
Next it shows Market Place and the Big Lamp were many proclamations had been read and many a Sunday School had sang around it. It shows the lamp later in Donald Heyworths garden on Helmshore Road.
Shows the old Bingo Hall which had previously been the Empire Cinema.
Shows down Deardengate towards the Commercial, then on to Pleasant Street and the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Then shows the Lindens and the Salem Church which was built in 1862 together with the memorial organ which was given in memory of the lads that fell in both World Wars.
Pickering Street and Old courthouse, Hargreaves St and old Police Station, then Gospel Mission and IDL Club, Hargreaves St again and the old fountain in memory of John Duckworth. Then a view of Church St showing old Unity Club at top, then Rock Hall on Rakefoot. Then back down to George St showing Rileys ironmongers and the Bury Road Chippy, then Chapel St and then the Thorn Hotel, then Hindle Street down to Deardengate which was demolished in 1967. Shots of Back Pleasant Street, Pleasant St, Spring Gardens then across to Nuttall Street and Laburnham St, shows Rudges Chip Shop, H. Adams butchers shop and Mrs. Bramwell at her fish shop at the top of Prinny Hill.  The showing the old Railway bridge at the bottom of Grane Road. 
Paratroopers falling out of plane over grane and finally Coun. Tom Fisher the Mayor presenting prizes to Tor Mile Race winners. 

Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully
captured by Joe Belshaw.

(Click on the title to bring up the film)
Film: 1601

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Loss of our local Railway

by Joe Belshaw

Opens showing Coun. Tom Fisher presenting prizes for the Tor Mile. Then shows a old photo of the original Bandstand in Victoria Park, then a photo of the Railway from Hud Hey. The Old Trains Preservation Society at Helmshore Station. The last railway lines were taken up on October 28th 1971, and show a special rail tractor used for uploading the old lines onto open bogies for transporting on the last rails. Here we have some repeat in the video and shows old trains at Old preservation Society. Just before the close a small piece from 1962 shows the demolition of a bridge at Helmshore. The video finishes with a old photo of Haslingden Station.

Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully
captured by Joe Belshaw.


(Click on the title to bring up the film)

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Helicopter carrying Pipes from Grane Road and Old Haslingden Bus etc etc 

by Joe Belshaw

The video starts with quite a bit of Railway stuff from a museum typical of Beamish, but there again I think some of it is about Embsay Nr. Skipton. 
Then it shows a helicopter carrying large steel pipes for the North Sea Gas, from Grane Road (old railway sidings) near to the bleach works and to over behind the White Horse Inn, Helmshore and over the nearby moorland.
Shows By-pass from Rawtenstall to Stubbins, via Townsendfold, Horncliffe Quarry views, and were Longholme Mill used to be before it was demolished.
It shows Waterfoot, Snighole and River Ogden with Tor in the background. The picnic are know as Little Blackpool beneath the Ravenshore arches. 
Shows Irwell Vale and Lumb and the Chapel and Ewood Hall built in 1641. It was the home of the Manager of the Ewood Bridge Sewage Works but later it was sold on the open market.
A nice piece on the old Haslingden Bus 11 CTB which was sold on 30th September 1974 to enthusiast Bert Kay and Bill Read. It shows the bus leaving Rawtenstall and going off to the Harrogate Rally leaving via Bacup Road. 
It shows another scene were the bus is heading to another rally in Southport and it picking up passengers close to Prinny Hill on the way.
It then shows a walking day of Helmshore Churches coming down from Ravensgarth and down Lancaster Avenue towards Broadway. 
It finishes off with a visit to the open market on Bury Road.

Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully
captured by Joe Belshaw.


(Click on the title to bring up the film)

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Video 10 by Joe Belshaw

We are currently experiencing problems with the upload on this video which will hopefully be corrected in the next day or two....

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Demolishing of Porritts Chimney,
 Carrs and processions

 by Joe Belshaw

The video starts by showing the demolition of the Porritts chimney which was 70 years old on the day of demolition. 
Then the video shows some lovely clear shots of North Hag and its tunnel entrance and all the way down Smithies Street to Carrs, Old Lamberts Mill and it's lodge, including St. James Prinny Hill sports ground, better known as the Institue.
Then it goes back up to Haslingden showing the Weavers Cottages on Blackburn Rd near Prinny Hill.
Then a Whit Sunday procession at Helmshore in 1978 which was a unique occasion bringing together all the Churches in one large procession with this year also including both the Methodist and St. Veronica's. It shows lots of children in the procession up Helmshore Road and at Gregory Fold, the children left the main procession to do a circuit around the estate.  Eventually all the procession met up in the grounds of St. Veronicas for a conclusion.
On 1st June 1978 a thunderbolt hit No.7 St Peters Ave, and did large amounts of damage to the roof and large chimney stack, this is well documented within the film. 
It then shows the more recent Haslingden Street Market or Fair. the original market went from the Commercial all the way up Higher Deardengate to the Lindens, on December  20th 1932 the original market was abolished by the Mayor W.H. Baxter and replaced by a new inside market just off Bury Road.
It then shows a tree with 7 Magpies.
It then goes to show the 100 year school of St. James which was burnt down on Thursday January 25th 1979, the firemen used collosal amounts of water to put out the fire and the water much later on reaching the main road at the bottom turned to sheet ice and made it very dangerous for traffic.
The film then shows a lovely Country snow scene.
The Primitive Methodist Church on Grane Road together with its fabulous organ. 
It finishes with a Garden Fete (without commentary).

Yet another piece of fabulous history thankfully
captured by Joe Belshaw.
(Click on the title to bring up the film)

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St. Stephens Choir Fete - 22nd September 1962



It shows setting up outside of the Church with lots of Bunting showing and dealing with the electrics and sound system.
Crowds of people in attendance with some good clear shots of the people. It shows the Mayoress and the welcoming of the main guest which was Violet Carson (Ena Sharples of Coronation Street fame). Shows dignatories on set out stage and goes through welcoming prayers led by the vicar, address by Tony Greenwood (MP for Rossendale) and also a opening address by Ena Sharples. Also nice to see some good shots of Fred Bamber vicar of St. James. Also flowers being presented to the dignatories.
Shows children in charge of horse and carts taking other children for short rides, lots of outside games like chucking pennies to land on the playing cards, MP and Ena signing autographs, photos showing old 1960s prams, St. Johns Ambulance brigade in attendance, more Morris Dancers, Judo demonstrations, Scottish Dancing.
Shows Ena leaving the event and getting into her chauffer driven black Rover limousine. Finishes with showing tidying up after the event. 
Time: 19:56 minutes
(Click on the title to bring up the film)

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Video 13

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Please click over the Silver Jubilee Street Party link,

or any of the Video numbers shown above to get started
All these videos will shortly be correctly titled with
hopefully a brief summary description as well.






 St. Marys, Haslingden

Photo: Thanks to Tricia L. Dewhurst for sharing

now ARCHIVED UNDER ST. MARYS

 St. Marys, Haslingden
Photo: Thanks to Tricia L. Dewhurst for sharing
now ARCHIVED UNDER ST. MARYS




 Hillside Nursery
Photo: thanks to Tricia L Dewhurst for kindly sharing with us
NOW ARCHIVED IN HILLSIDE BLOG


Mayoress Childrens Christmas Party at the Public Hall
Photo: Thanks to Andrea Lysons for kindly sharing with us
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER "THE ANNUAL BALL AT THE PUBLIC HALL"
Check there are also other Childrens Ball photos. 

 Hillside Nursery
Photo: thanks to Tricia L Dewhurst for kindly sharing with us
NOW ARCHIVED IN HILLSIDE BLOG



  Hillside Nursery
Photo: thanks to Tricia L Dewhurst for kindly sharing with us
NOW ARCHIVED IN HILLSIDE BLOG



 Hillside Nursery
Photo: thanks to Tricia L Dewhurst for kindly sharing with us
NOW ARCHIVED IN HILLSIDE BLOG

St. Marys Pilgrimage to Lourdes 1958
Photo: thanks to Andrea Lysons for kindly sharing with us
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER ST. MARYS.





Eleanor Shackleton and Family
Andrea's Great Grandma Eleanor Shackleton is holding the cake
photo taken on the old St. Marys Football Ground, Prinny Hill
Photo: Andrea Lyson, thanks for sharing with us.

St. Marys 1st Sunday in May procession held
for our Ladys Statue in the Church
Photo: Andrea Lysons, thank you for kindly sharing with us.
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER ST MARYS.

Five of Clubs
Barry Jackson, Jack Lord, Raymond Haworth, John Hayton
Front: Gerard Navin, Marilyn Zebrowski
Photo: Sheila Norris - Thanks for kindly sharing with us
ARCHIVED UNDER MUSIC FROM HAZELDENE - GROUPS - FIVE OF CLUBS

Solid Gold
feat John Hayton, Noel Smith and James Turner
Photo: 11th Sept 1994 with 1950 Crysler Windsor which was Marilyn Monroes
old MGM Studio company car
Photo: Sheila Norris, thank you for sharing with us all
NOW ARCHIVED UNDER MUSIC FROM HAZELDENE GROUPS SOLID GOLD


St. Marys first holy communion 1969
Photo: Thanks to Rosa Bialowas for kindly sharing with us
Now ARCHIVED UNDER ST. MARYS BLOG

Haslingden Cricket Club 
Photo kindly shared to us by Sheila Norris
now archived HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET - HASLINGDEN CC

Haslingden Cricket Club,
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Sheila Norris
now archived HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET - HASLINGDEN CC

 Grane Villa Football Team
Photo: Thanks to Tracy Blundell
Archived Haslingden Sport - Football


Grane Villa Football Team
Photo: Thanks to Tracy Blundell
Archived Haslingden Sport - Football


 Grane Villa Football Team
Photo: Thanks to Tracy Blundell
Archived Haslingden Sport - Football


 Grane Villa Football Team
Photo: Thanks to Tracy Blundell
Archived Haslingden Sport - Football


 Hillside Nursery 60s
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Dennis Linskey
now archived under HILLSIDE NURSERY BLOG
 Hillside Nursery 60s
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Dennis Linskey
now archived under HILLSIDE NURSERY BLOG


St. Marys Communion 1961
Photo: Thanks to Dennis Linskey for kindly sharing with us
also now archived under St. Marys.


Shows Little Waterfoot 1971
Photo: thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing with us

Showing road past both Woolpack and Auction Mart 
Thanks to Chris Kirby for kindly sharing with us.

King George V Jubilee May 1925
Top of Higher Deardengate/Market Place
Photo: Thanks to Roger Roundell for sharing with us
Archived under Higher Deardengate

Haslingden Commercial showing FW Sutcliffe - shoes
Photo: Thanks to Roger Roundell
Archived under Manchester Road Shops.
(Please note the photo has been enhanced)

Inauguration of John Walsh as Mayor
shows the town Clerk Mr. Burton, Ben Fisher (the outgoing Mayor)
also shows firemen to the right hand 1st ?, 2nd Arthur Higgins, 3rd Jack Farelly
to the right of John Walsh shows Jimmy Parkinson.
This looks to me to be Mayor Making Sunday
archived under MAYORS BLOG

Haslingden County Secondary School Football team
Thanks to Ray Clegg for sharing
now archived under HCSS

Is this possibly ST. MARYS please click over to enlarge.
Thanks to Andrea Lysons for posting. 
Not archiving under St. Marys until we get a confirmation


Kevin Kearney has kindly sent in the above photo. It is from St. Veronicas August 1972 and shows: Peter Gregory, Kevin Kearney, Peter Hardman, Bishop Burke, Father Knowles (Parish Priest of St. Veronicas), Owen Judge, Vincent Judge and the late John Eaton.
now archived under St. Marys.




St. Marys Football Club presentation
Photo: Thanks to Laura Dewhurst for kindly sharing with us
also now archived under St. Marys


Newspaper cuttings above thanks to Kevin Kearney

Ladies fighting for Pensions for Parents
Photo: Kindly shared by Katie Grady


St. James Badminton Team
Photo: Kindly shared by Andy Metcalfe


St. James Badminton Team
Photo: Kindly shared by Andy Metcalfe


Five of Clubs
from l to r: Barry Jackson (Drums), the late Raymond Haworth (Vocals), Marilyn Zebrowski (nee Heys) (Vocals), Gerrard Navin (lead guitar), Jack Lord (bass guitar) and John Hayton (keyboards)

Photo: kindly shared to us from the Garth Dawson Collection


Flooding at Coronation Street,
Photo kindly shared to us by Lynda Batty
"Mr Madens shirt left out to dry during the unexpected floods in 1964

Many residents never returned to their houses. The height of the water and the mud left behind with its horrible smell was just too much.I also remember Grane Rd turning into a river as the hailstones blocked the drains and the level of water rose. We stood in front of the shop brushing the water away to prevent it getting in! It was very scary. We were very fortunate that the shop wasn’t affected but felt very sorry for the people in the Coronation St and Every St houses who were.

 Photo kindly shared to us by Lynda Batty
The backs between Every Street and Coronation Street
during the 1964 floods

 Photo kindly shared to us by Lynda Batty
The backs between Every Street and Coronation Street
during the 1964 floods

 Photo kindly shared to us by Lynda Batty
The backs between Every Street and Coronation Street
during the 1964 floods

 Photo kindly shared to us by Lynda Batty
Every Street 1964


Photo kindly shared to us by Lynda Batty
Every Street 1964 with evidence of hailstorms


Photo kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby

Shows Hindle Street towards Bury Road and the Grammar School,
and also shows the next street along (east direction) from Hindle Street which was Back
Pleasant Street again looking up towards the old Grammar School
Old houses demolished in 1968 and also at a later date the School was demolished)

Photos kindly shared to us by Chris Kirby

Here we have two more photos showing in the top photo looking from the
top of Pleasant Street, towards Bury Road with the Ebenezer Baptist Church
and the bottom photo shows Spring Gardens again looking towards
Bury Road and the large house at the back "Leighbank" which was
the home of photographer Arthur Constantine and also the childhood
home to Tim Kirby



The Pakistani House by Heather Holden
It is of the house situated in the photo below with the leaning telegraph pole in front of it
Now archived in the Haslingden In Art.





Musbury Tor from Snighole
By Liz Taylor
now archived in Haslingden in Art

Haslingden County Secondary School - Trip to Isle of Man 1960 (Please click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Val Ayrton

 Alden - mid 1930s
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes
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 Blizzard 1933 - Helmshore Road, shows vaccary walls
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes
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Snow scene at old cottages on Helmshore Rd opposite Flaxmoss House c1930s 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes
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 Snow scene on Helmshore Rd by entrance to Flaxmoss House c1930s 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes
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 Memorial Clock, Helmshore Park
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes
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Moorhouses on their old bicycles, next to their garage at Mayfield 
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes
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Plane Crash, Helmshore 1933
 Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes

(Further information kindly added by Chris Aspin on 4th Jan 2020)
"It came down at Irongate on January 31, 1933, a few
hours before I was born. It was flying from
Scotland to Manchester, but ran short of fuel and
made a forced landing. The pilot and his
passenger were unhurt, but in coming
down the plane struck a cable which supplied
the huge poultry farm run by the Rodwells. Big losses
were incurred.. 
Best wishes, 

Chris

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Ravenshore Viaduct around 1930s
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Gary Barnes
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