Monthly Archives: October 2014

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it’s a “no” from me david

David Pryce was curate to William Hodgson, the second incumbent of Christ Church, Colne, and went with him in 1839 to Haworth to visit Patrick Bronte, Hodgson’s former employer, and his family. Charlotte talked of the afternoon in one of … Continue reading

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old colne hall

Colne Hall in 1844, on the First Edition 6″ Ordnance Survey map, and here about 20 or so years later. The hall is thought to have been built in the sixteenth century and by the mid nineteenth was obviously in … Continue reading

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poor law

The end of the 1830s was tough in Colne for working people and those in search of a job. I’ve already mentioned one account of the poverty in the town and this no doubt contributed to the troubles that hit … Continue reading

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what on earth……

is going on here ?! This is probably the oddest image of Colne I’ve seen. What have we got ? A group of children and a few adults in their Sunday best, some carrying small sticks, and a man – … Continue reading

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