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Blackburn Burnley Clitheroe Accrington Directory 1868

Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe & Accrington Directory 1868

The book is 259 pages long and the file size is 26MB

Cost £3 to download PDF file

It covers the following areas: Accrington Aighton Altham Alston-with-Hothersall Bacup Bailey Balderstone Barley-cum-Wheatley Barrowford Baxenden Blackburn Bowland-with-Leagram Briercliffe-with-Extwisle Brierfield Burnley Chaigley Chatburn Church Clayton-le-Dale Clayton-le-Moors Clitheroe Cliviger Colne Crawshawbooth Dilworth Dinckley Downham Dunnockshaw Dutton Eccleshill Foulridge Goldshaw Booth Goodshaw Great Harwood Green Howorth Hapton Haslingden Helmshore Henheads Heyhouses Higham-with-West Close Booth Huncoat Hurst Green Ighton Hill Park Knowle Green Little Harwood Livesey Lower Darwen Lumb Marsden Mearley Mellor Little Mitton Mitton Parish Nelson Newchurch Old Laund Booth Osbaldeston Oswaldtwistle Over Darwen Padiham Pendleton Pleasington Ramsgrave Rawtenstall Read Reedley Hallows Ribchester Rishton Rossendale Rough Lee Booth Sabden Bridge Salisbury Samlesbury Simonstone Stacksteads Stonyhusrt College Tockholes Trawden Forest Tunstead Twiston Waterbarn Waterfoot Whalley Abbey Wheatley Carr Wilpshire Wiswell Worston Worsthorne-with-Hurstwood Yate Pickup Bank

The last page in this directory was page 844 which meant that there were some districts missing (a publishing error). I have scanned the missing districts from a Directory dated 1855. The missing districts were Bacup, Wolfendon & New Church etc.

Accrington History

Accrington History 628 to 1924 - Chronological Notes.

The book is 80 pages long and the file size is 4MB

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Accrington Mechanics Institute

Accrington Mechanics Institute 1845 to 1895

The book is 47 pages long and the file size is 1.5MB

Cost £2 to download PDF file

The book contains:

50 years ago 1845; Getting to work 1845 to 1859; In the Peel Institution 1859 to 1878; Completing 50 years 1878 to 1895; New Departures 1895; List of Officers; 50th Annual Report 1895; Officers; Honorary Members; Ordinary Members; Lady Members; Youths.

Accrington's Men of Mark

Accrington Men of Mark

The book is 88 pages long and the file size is 5MB

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Accrington's Men of Mark contains:

Men of Mark; Chairmen of Accrington Local Board; Mayors of Accrington 1878 to 1923; List of Magistrates, Accrington Borough; Parliamentary Representation

Many of the sketches in this book are summaries of Biographies which appeared in the "Accrington Observer and Times."

The District of which Accrington is the Centre gave the nation many families who figured conspicuously in Lancashire History centuries ago - the Walmsleys of Dunkenhalgh, the Cunliffes of Hollins and Sparth, the Lonsdales and the Rileys of High Riley, the Rishtons of Antley and Dunnyshop, the Bannasters and Wroe-Waltons of Altham, and others.

Accrington owes much of its pre-eminence as an industrial centre to the Peels of Peel Fold and Accrington, to the Taylors and Forts of Oakenshaw, to the Hargreaveses of Broad Oak, and , at a later period, to the Bulloughs of Globe Works. The Peels were among the pioneers in the calico-printing industry, which they developed in a remarkable degree; the Forts continued the work at Oakenshaw founded by the Peels; the Hargreaveses, after separation from Oakenshaw, were in a great measure responsible for the growth of Accrington in the early part of last century, and the Bulloughs were equally successful in the sister branch of the textile industry, in the making of machinery first for cotton weaving and subsequently cotton spinning.

Associated with these great firms were men who rose to fame. John Mercer, the illustrious chemist, was part and parcel of the Oakenshaw Works. Frederick Steiner, founder of the prosperous Turkey-red Dye Works at Church, commenced his remarkable career at Broad Oak, and the Lightfoots were also closely identified with the Hargreaveses.

Blackburn Advertisements

Blackburn Advertisements 1951

The book contains 44 pages of businesses and the file size is 10MB

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Blackburn Centenary

Extracts from Blackburn Centenary 1851 to 1951

The book is 14 pages long and the file size is 3MB

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It contains:

Honorary Freemen; Recipients of the Victoria Cross; Ex Mayors; Town Council 1851-2; Members of Parliament since 1832; Town Council 1951-2; Celebrations.

Blackburn History

Blackburn Chronological Notes 317 to 1883

The book is 100 pages long and the file size is 4.5MB

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Published in 1884.

The Chapters are:

Principal Occurrences 1873 to 1883; Vicars & Rectors of Blackburn; Borough of Blackburn; Cab Fares; Omnibuses & Trams; New Country Rate 1884; Members of Burial Board & School Board.

Blackburn Parish Church

Blackburn Parish Church

The book is 8 pages long and the file size is 2.5MB

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The book is a calena of dates about the Church.

Burnley Ebenezer Baptist Church

Burnley Ebenezer Baptist Church 1779 to 1908

The book is 42 pages long and the file size is 9MB.

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The book was published in 1908.

The book contains the following chapters:

Photographs of the Pastors of Ebenezer Baptist Church; The origin of Ebenezer Church; Early Burnley; Pastors of Ebenezer Church; Chapels and Sunday Schools; Interesting Characters.

Clitheroe in old coaching days

Clitheroe in the Old Coaching Days

The book is 58 pages long and the file is 26MB

Cost £2 to download PDF file

First published in 1897.

Chapters include:

The Old Coaching Days; An account of the Coaches; Notable accidents by road; Carriers, Postmen & Quaint Characters; Curious customs; Days of the hand loom; Electioneering Incidents; Chapels & Churches; Schools; Cholera in the Town; Decline of the Old Coaching Days.

Clitheroe in Railway Days

Clitheroe in its Railway Days

The book is 340 pages long

The downloadable file is 34MB because of this I have split the book into 2 parts for easier dowloading.

Cost £2 to download PDF file.

It was published in 1900.
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It is a record of interesting and extraordinary events within and around the Ancient Borough from the opening of the Railway in 1850 to its Jubilee in 1900 together with humorous sketches of quaint characters & folk-lore etc.

Map of Lancashire

Old Lancashire Map

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