Category Archives: church

the building of Christ Church School #1

January 2016 will see the 175th anniversary of the opening of Colne Christ Church School. With a strong determination to bring the word of god and a basic general education to the children of the poor in that part of … Continue reading

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Church Street, Colne, c1900

 A Parade passes in front of the parish church. Across the road are The Fleece and the Parkers Arms. I make the words on the banner to be Colne Baptist Church Sunday School.  

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poor Mr Pryce

We have already heard that David Pryce, a curate at Christ Church in Colne, died within six months of having his offer of marriage turned down by Charlotte Bronte. Yesterday I unexpectedly came across details about Mr Pryce’s death and funeral in the diary of … Continue reading

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Keighley Road, Colne c 1910

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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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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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