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leaving a note

I found this pamphlet recently on a secondhand book stall, my eye caught by the wonderful cover design. It’s a really interesting brief history of the Nelson Weavers’ Association published in 1922 to mark its 50th anniversary. You can read … Continue reading

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going underground

There’s a website where you can see archaeological finds made across the country by membrs of the public, including many discovered in Pendle. These include some of the oldest evidence of human activity in the area, thousands of years ago, … 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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When Peter Birtwistle left ¬£200,00 to the people of Colne in 1936, it made the national news. Wondering how much that is worth in today’s money ? Try this historical crrency convertor.

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