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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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mixed company

The census of 1841 gives the population of Colne as 8615 (4241 male and 4375 female). A footnote to the Census Report points out that the total figure includes those barracked in Colne Piece Hall (a force had arrived after … Continue reading

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