Monthly Archives: July 2014

the key to the door

On 18 Jul 1908, Colonel Sir Lees Knowles, Chairman of the East Lancashire Territorial Army, was presented with a golden key with which to ceremonially open Colne’s new Ambulance Hall. The foundation stone, with a cavity containing a copy of … Continue reading

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brought to book #1

Colne’s first recorded lending library was set up in 1793 by a group of local men. In return for their subscription members of the Coln Book Society were able to borrow books for a certain number of days – a … Continue reading

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