Monthly Archives: September 2014


You know when something just leaps off the page….well, according to the Oxford English Dictionary a gimp is “Twisted silk, worsted, or cotton with cord or wire running through it, used chiefly as upholstery trimming.”

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fontastic #1

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slip sliding away

I’m not too sure why sliding on icy roads and pavements was taken so seriously, but I’ve certainly seen cases of people being brought before the magistrates and fined – it was no idle threat. I can see the dangers … Continue reading

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mixed company

The census of 1841 gives the population of Colne as 8615 (4241 male and 4375 female). A footnote to the Census Report points out that the total figure includes those barracked in Colne Piece Hall (a force had arrived after … Continue reading

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colne from the air

Another aerial view of the town centre, from the roughly the same period as the last – mid 1950s – although not much has changed significantly, in terms main building, street layout etc – since before the start of World … Continue reading

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