Category Archives: special occasions

logbook #4

Here are a selection of entries from the Christ Church School logbook 1871-1901, including death, bad weather, a mother kicking up a stink, punishments, treats, epidemics and bunking off to see the circus.   21 Dec 1871 – A treat … Continue reading

Posted in school, special occasions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in church, images then, school, special occasions | Tagged , , , ,

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.  

Posted in church, images then, leisure, special occasions | Tagged , , ,

logbook #3

  I feel sorry for the small animals at Laneshawbridge village school. Not the current bunch – if they have any – but those in 1932. The headmaster wrote on 13 Sep, “Mr Pelham, school caretaker reports to me an … Continue reading

Posted in crime and punishment, poverty, school, special occasions | Tagged , ,

the key to the door

On 18 Jul 1908, Colonel Sir Lees Knowles, Chairman of the East Lancashire Territorial Army, was presented with a golden key with which to ceremonially open Colne’s new Ambulance Hall. The foundation stone, with a cavity containing a copy of … Continue reading

Posted in special occasions | Tagged , ,