Photo: thanks to Raymond Clegg Jnr
Photos: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove.
Photo: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove
Haslingden Grammar School - Grane House Hockey Team Champions 1949
Front Row: Normal Pickup, Shirley Greenwood, Joan Stiller, Eddiss Whittam, Beryl Austin
to the winners of the Worsley Cup, Lancs Junior League Owen Hives Trophy
photo thanks to Andrea Millward
photo features: Stephanie Coleman, Charlotte O'rourke, Emma Cliffe and possibly Trisha Sharkey.
Photo: via Raymond Clegg jnr
Photo: thanks to Andrea Millward
Do you have any information on the above football team please. John Simpson is looking to find out more on this unknown football team. The photo was taken on the Grammar School playing fields (Rough Farm in the background), Who were they? what was the event? and what date was the event?
Maybe Alec Taylor is the referee, and is that a young Ray Clegg (snr) on the front row first left hand.
Photo: Thanks to Keith Gunton.
Photo: thanks to Carolyn Grieves and now archived under Grane Road.
Photo: Anne Coates
St. Mary's from 1951 - John McGuire's first Communion.
Boys: Back row L to R. Don't know but had ginger hair and a limp, Denis O'Neil, Peter Smith, Jimmy Ormerod, Peter Caldwell, Peter Bell, Terrance McKenzie, Peter O'Mera, ?. John Flynn. Next Row. Michael Mullaney, John Bedford, Billy Incles, Charles ?, David Malabourne, David Cardwell, Peter Sheridan, Peter Livsey, James Lynch, Peter Merriman. Teacher Kathleen Talty. Thanks to Michael Mullaney for naming the boys..
Ray Whittaker has kindly put these photos into the blog:
Coal Clough Lodge, Northfield Rd, Rising Bridge .
July 1964 when it broke its banks during the floods which did severe damage further down the watercourse (Woodnook Water), and flooded houses and even washed away houses below in Rising Bridge.
Northfield Rd, Rising Bridge .
the floods which did severe damage along its watercourse (Woodnook Water), and flooded houses and even washed away houses below in Rising Bridge. The old ex Standerwick coach seen with the damaged overhead roof was used as the transport to pick up shift workers for the Hazel Mill, Acre.
Photo: with many thanks to Chris Kirby
Beautiful stain glass window at Manchester Road Methodist - Photo kindly shared by Chris Kirby.
80 years ago today, 25th January 1941, the Hallé Orchestra played in Haslingden. The Hallé was founded in 1858 and in 1941 its principal conductor was Malcolm Sargent. During the war - and the bombing of cities such as Manchester he said he would conduct the Halle "on street corners" if necessary to keep it going.
A local committee chaired by Mayor Joseph Kirby booked the Hallé to play at the Public Hall. This is the acknowledgement document from that committee giving thanks to the various people who made it happen. Some well-known names from the 1940s Haslingden arts scene in there.
The above photos are from the Church Lads Brigade and feature Clive Beckett and many others of the CLB. Photos are thanks to both Clive and his wife Janet who nowadays live in Spain.
Above is a fabulous photo kindly sent in by Michael Tomlinson and will shortly be added to both the Bleach Works and Gas Blog. Michael's father worked at the Bleach Works and it is suggested this photo is from the 1930s/40s.