Saturday, 23 January 2021

PHOTO ALBUM NO.9 for 2021


Old Worsley Park Bowling Club
Back: John White, Jack Davison, John Gill, ?, ?
Middle: Fred Ratcliffe, ?, Walter Rigg,
Front: George Heys, Bill Wade, Ray Johnson,Dick Garnett
Photo: thanks to Raymond Clegg Jnr

Back: David Clark, Bryan Bridge, Colin Grindrod, David Riley, Raymond Heys, Joyce Heslop, Phyllis Rothwell, Jean Jefferson, Brian Whittaker, Stanley Bradshaw, Rod Ashman, Frank Metcalf, Ralph Ormerod.
Front: David Lewis, David Ashworth, Barry Rothwell, Mr Lewis, Mr Stitt, Walt McDonald, David Hardman, Alan Ratcliffe, Larry Brindle.
Photo: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove

Photos: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove. 

Haslingden Grammar School - Criccieth 1955
Photo: thanks to Joyce Snellgrove

Haslingden Grammar School - Grane House Hockey Team Champions 1949

Back Row: Margaret Clark, Sheila Haworth, Marina Hewittson, Joyce Weston, Jean Walker, Barbara Tarran, Grace Holden.
Front Row: Normal Pickup, Shirley Greenwood, Joan Stiller, Eddiss Whittam, Beryl Austin
Photo: thanks to Joan Gudgeon

Haslingden Cricket Club memorabilia kindly shared by Ann Shaw
to the winners of the Worsley Cup, Lancs Junior League Owen Hives Trophy

This is St. Marys Fete 1988
photo thanks to Andrea Millward
photo features: Stephanie Coleman, Charlotte O'rourke, Emma Cliffe and possibly Trisha Sharkey.

This photo shows ?, and Mr Ratcliffe and Raymond Clegg
Photo: via Raymond Clegg jnr

John Ashman and Raymond Clegg (snr)
Photo: Raymond Clegg (jnr)

St. Mary's Fete (year unsure)
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. 

HGS first eleven hockey team of 1950-1951
photo taken in front of the old pavillion
Back Row: Marjorie Whittaker, Eileen Entwistle, Joyce Abel, Norma Pickup, Ida White, Beryl Austin.
Front Row: Sheila Whitworth, Sheila Cooper, Jean Heap, Helen Donaldson, Shirley Greenwood. 

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Joan Gudgeon (sister of Shirley Greenwood)

This is a photo showing employees of the CWS Footwear, Brittania Mill, presenting Maura Lee with flowers.
Photo: Thanks to Keith Gunton.

Here is a great photo showing 46 to 65 Grane Road, the shop and No.51 are no longer standing.
Photo: thanks to Carolyn Grieves and now archived under Grane Road.

Photo of Hughie Durning - Undertaker
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..

If you wish to check out the rest of Ray's photos please click here:

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.

Photo: with many thanks to Chris Kirby

 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

Manchester Road Methodist
Photo: thanks to Raymond Kershaw

Manchester Road Methodist
Photo: thanks to Raymond Kershaw

Beautiful stain glass window at Manchester Road Methodist - Photo kindly shared by Chris Kirby.

Thanks to Chris Kirby for the following:

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.

This beautiful embroided tablecloth with the names of supporters was for the Wesley Xmas Fayre which was held on Nov 15th and 16th 1963. It shows Mr. Birtwistle as the Mayor and the Rev. Duerden and Mrs. Boyson. The cloth kindly shared to us by Julia Haworth

Haslingden Secondary Modern School
Got to last 8 in Lancashire Schoolboys Club.
Back: Robert Haworth, Walter Gregson, Jeff Parkinson, Jim Greenwood, Geoff Kenyon, David Atherton.
Front: Fred Barlow, Ronnie Bell, George Barlow, Les Bargh, George Coupe 

Baxter Mayor (Photo thanks Michael Tomlinson)

Baxter Mayor (Photo thanks Michael Tomlinson)

Photo: thanks to Ian Bartle

Road Traffic Accident Certificate - photo thanks to Ian Bartle

St. James CLB band showing the old uniform and hats.

Showing CLB Band before entering a competition

Clive Becket receiving North of England Youth Silver Bugle 1962?

Five members went to Windsor Castle with other Youth organisations to meet the Queen and Prince Philip, they included: Dennis Baker, Clive Beckett, Tom Bond, Nigel Fitton and David White.

Clive Beckett being congratulated from the Mayor, Bishop and Tory MP on playing Rememberance in Blackburn Cathedral. 

Clive Beckett receiving the silver bugle, for regimental band competition,
 from regimental Colonel.

Ref 7.  
This shows Clive on the left and Winston on the right
in full CLB uniform
in front of their home on Vale Street in 1957.

Winston Beckett showing his new uniform and bugle

Winston Beckett, John Edwards, Lesley Blunt, in JTC, on parade in 1955

Band playing on Blackpool promenade, Clive Beckett in JTC playing with the senior band.

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.