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Fox Clough steam engine house

An impressive ruin, remote and mostly hidden by trees, still looking down on the water it was built to deal with over 200 years ago. Constructed sometime before 1805 (it’s shown on a map of that date) and probably no … Continue reading

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Colne’s industrial heritage

Mike Rothwell’s new book – Industrial Heritage A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Colne, Trawden and Foulridge – is excellent. Exhaustively researched, this comprehensive survey of the our industrial past is well structured – with useful introductory sections – and … Continue reading

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Central Hall…first cinema in Colne, the UK or the world?

It has been argued that Central Hall on Colne Lane was not just the UK’s but the world’s first purpose built cinema. Quite a claim for such an inauspicious looking building. That it opened before the other UK contenders for the title is … Continue reading

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Market Street, Colne, c1880s (and now)

A view down Market Street, c1880s. W Croasdale, Bookseller, Stationer and General ? is the shop on the far left. I suspect that’s Mr Croasdale in front of the shop, short white apron and arms folded; there’s another adult and … 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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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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