Monthly Archives: January 2014

a cut above

In 1825 there was no barber mentioned in a directory of the shops and trades in Colne. It seems that there was one 5 years earlier, who thought rather at lot of himself, and aimed not just to get the … Continue reading

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shop til you drop

A wonderful snapshot of the shops, trades and other businesses in Colne and thereabouts in 1825. 22 places to get a pint but nowhere for a haircut cotton is king (and straw hats were quite popular too, especially on Windy … Continue reading

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