(7th March 2013) Carol Scott has sent a email and notes about her brass modelled MKIII Tank, and she has noted that there are conflicking dates etc. Please check out her mail and photos by Clicking here and then scroll to the bottom of the blog.

The inmates in these early workhouses were employed in handloom weaving.

(16th October 2012) Joan Merrill (nee Mead) has sent a snippett - with thanks to Carol for photo and some good stuff about her childhood days and also the maypole in Carrs Click here and scroll down to 16th October (just below Carols photo).

Eighteen courageous fighters slid their way through gruelling two-minute bouts at the Rose n’ Bowl in Stacktseads

(9th November 2012) I have put a small blog on requesting any information on the "Bury Road School" of which there is a photo going back all the way to c1877. It was Keith Riley's search for his Assistant Headmaster relation which triggered me into looking at these old photos. Check out blog here.

Another impression of workhouse life is provided by an 1898 feature in the Gazette:

(25th October 2012) Here is a fabulous piece about the "Tipper Toilet" or the Tippler Toilet. Thanks to Shiela Bell (Nee Waller). Added to the "Tiddles down Tippler Blog". Click here and scroll to the bottom of the blog.

A block at the north-east of the main building contained the board-room and porter's lodge.

Haslingden is a town in Rossendale, Lancashire, England. It is 19 miles (31 km) north of Manchester. The name means 'valley of the hazels'. At the time of the 2001 census the town had a population of 16,849.

Victoria Park has a bowling green, children's playground, skateboard park and ball court. The top of the park affords views of Musbury Hill.

The nearby Snighole (eel-hole) in Helmshore is a well-known beauty spot. The Grane Valley including three reservoirs to the west of the town is popular with walkers.

HIGH school student Beth Hartwell is heading to America to join a swimming club in Massachusetts for an intensive two weeks training. The 12-year-old has … [Read More...]

Lancashire: New Accrington (3), Old Accrington, Higher Booths (2), Lower Booths; Coupe Lench, New Hall Hey and Hall-Carr; Henheads; Haslingden (4), Musbury, New Church (3), Tottington Higher End.

(7th November 2012) Received a mail from Mike Hogan in France in regards to Michael Grieco. To check out blog pleaseclick here and scroll down to (7th November 2012)

Steve Ireland, one of the motorcycle riders who frequented the Tankards pub on Blackburn Road, in Haslingden, organised a meet-up of the friends

There was also a workhouse for up to 200 inmates at "Newchurch" — actually at Mitchell Field Nook, Waggoner Tunstead, on a site now occupied by housing. The governor here in 1837 was John Howarth at £19 a year.

Alisha-Jae Yewdall, from Haslingden, was involved in a crash on the M66

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Haslingden, like all workhouses, was the subject of periodic inspection by the Local Government Board. One of these was presented at a Guardian's meeting in October 1891 and reported in the Rossendale Divisional Gazette:

Over 50 stalls did a heaving trade at Sunday's event

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(22nd November 2012) Can we help Lee along with his other students with his St. Peters Church Project creating information boards about the Church its history etc. Check out his email Please click here

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In the 20th century the population declined from 19,000 in the 1911 census to 15,000 in the 1971 census. The 2001 census recorded a population of 16,849 living in the town.

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The former bowler and team manager died on September 8, aged 57


He has 15 years' experience as a journalist in a career that has spanned Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire, and he has been nominated for a number of press awards as an editor.

Bosses have admitted they have not carried out valuations of under threat buildings

Stephen Bulman, from Haslingden, received council tax benefit and pension credit over a four-year period

AN ICE dancer is a step nearer her goal of representing her country in the Olympics. Isabelle Lord, 12, from Helmshore, has secured a place in the GB … [Read More...]

The pictures downloaded by Christopher Moores involved babies as young as three months old

The Paddock House Convent Grammar reunion will be held in Haslingden

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(26th November 2012) Eddie Sheppard has just made a request for further history on Bentley House, Grane, and also information of its former residents and if possible more information on one of his wife's ancestors who was born there. To check out his mail please click here

The Wesleyan School formerly on the site of the current health centre was the first site in the world to introduce standardised intelligence tests for five- to six-year-olds.[3] Haslingden High School is a specialist arts,maths and computing college. Haslingden Primary School was last inspected by Ofsted on 11 March 2014 and received a grading of 'Good'. [4]

Haslingden is notable for its stone quarrying, and Haslingden Flag (a quartz-based sandstone) was exported throughout the country in the 19th century with the opening up of the rail network. It was used in the paving of London, including Trafalgar Square.

A LIFE changing mountain trike is now officially on order for student Sam Ainsworth thanks to more than £4,400 being raised by well-wishers. Sam got the … [Read More...]

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Haslingden is the birthplace of the industrialist John Cockerill (1790–1840) and the composer Alan Rawsthorne (1905–1971), and was the home for many years of the Irish Republican leader, Michael Davitt (1846–1906). Haslingden Cricket Club is a member of the Lancashire League.