Category Archives: culture

dame school

Mrs Cryer’s “memories” are a remarkable resource for those interested in the social history of Colne in the middle of the nineteenth century. She takes her readers on a guided tour of the town and, among the many stops she … Continue reading

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one class and another

We have heard a lot about the efforts of William Hodgson to establish Christ Church School in Colne. It’s worth remembering that this was not to be a school for all – it was specifically aimed at the children of what … 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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