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Market Street, Colne, 1960s

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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

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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.  

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poor Mr Pryce

We have already heard that David Pryce, a curate at Christ Church in Colne, died within six months of having his offer of marriage turned down by Charlotte Bronte. Yesterday I unexpectedly came across details about Mr Pryce’s death and funeral in the diary of … Continue reading

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Keighley Road, Colne c 1910

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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 outbreak … Continue reading

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rules is rules (1897)

NO children allowed and NO drunks, scruffs or smokers ONLY 1 book out at a time NO touching the books without permission Do NOT go into the librarian’s enclosure AND, damage a book and risk 6 months in prison or, if … Continue reading

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