Monthly Archives: January 2015

brought to book #3

Colne’s first public library was opened in Colne Lane on Monday 11 February 1895 in the former council offices vacated by the move to the new town hall. The town’s first librarian was Ernest Crowther, who had been appointed the … Continue reading

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brought to book #2

We’ve seen that the first lending library in Colne  we know about was privately organised and paid for. As today, when libraries services are coming under increasing financial pressure, back in 1894 when proposals for the first free public library for  Colne library … Continue reading

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take arms

Colne coat of arms with explanation, taken from the Official Guide to the town from about 1955.

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colne from the air #2

  Another great aerial shot of the town from the early 1950s showing, among other things,… St John’s Methodist Chapel Town Hall The Arcade Hippodrome Parish church Craven Bank Not sure what the building was called at this date, but … Continue reading

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