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the bells, the bells

I got quite excited today at the unexpected chance to explore the bell tower of St Bartholomew’s Church. The bell above, one of eight, was made in London and installed in 1814 along with 5 others. The other two date … Continue reading

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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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read all about it….the small ads

 

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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

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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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the building of Christ Church School #4

“when we had no work we could not spare twopence a week for schooling, and now when we have work our children must wind and nurse!” The school was open, but only on Sundays, there being no money for a … Continue reading

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the building of Christ Church School #3

William Hodgson’s struggles to find the money to build a schoolroom for Christ Church continued. His next letter to the Secretary of the National Society gave more detail of the costs of the proposed school. Dec 26 1838 Reverend and dear … Continue reading

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