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stony broke

Four years earlier than the Reverend Watkin’s visit to Colne in 1846, William Cooke Taylor  gave the following account of the town: “Returning to the road, we resumed our journey to Colne. The town is romantically situated on the summit of … Continue reading

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the slummiest town in Lancashire

We have already met Reverend Frederick Watkins. In 1846 he travelled 9557 miles, mainly in Lancashire, inspecting schools which received government money. Schools largely dedicated to providing elementary education to the working classes in Manchester, Salford, Liverpool and every major and minor town in the county – … Continue reading

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