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Family History Morning


At


Barnoldswick Library


Saturday


2nd November


10.00am to 1.00pm


We were very busy in Colne last year and we could do with more people volunteering to help on the day.



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RESIGNATION


Owing to family commitments Moira Whittaker has, unfortunately, decided to resign from the committee.


Moira has served on the committee for nine years and we wish to thank her for all her help and support over that time.

Branch Contacts:

Family History Queries

Jean Ingham email: enquiry@lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk

Secretary

Arnold Slater email: secretary@lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk

Gazette Editor

Arnold Slater email: editor@lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk

Branch Website

www.lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk




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2013 PROGRAMME



30 Oct Practical Evening


20 Nov ‘Thomas Francis Bawden, Royal Marines. 1845-1880’ Brian Jeffrey


4 Dec Christmas Festivities (By ticket only)

How I became a Butlin’s redcoat’ Dee Ellis





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Change of address

Would you please ensure that the Secretary is informed of any change of address – including email address


2014 PROGRAMME


15th Jan ‘The Lancashire Parish Register Society’

John Dalton

29th Jan Practical Evening


19th Feb ‘Clock making in the Yorkshire Dales’

Derek Clabburn


19th Mar A.G.M. and Practical Workshop


16th Apr ‘Petres and the Dunkenhalgh’ Les Hardy


21st May Out Visit


28th May Practical Workshop


18th June ‘The Life of L.S. Lowry, artist’ Pat Osborne


July ?? Practical Evening? / Open Evening


20th Aug ‘Beatrix Potter’ (part one) Margaret Curry


17th Sept ‘When Cotton came to Lancashire’ Paul Cross


15th Oct ‘The Artifacts of Superstition’

(Lancs and W. Yorks) Peter Watson


29th Oct Practical Evening


19th Nov ‘For King and Country’ Steve Williams


4th Dec Christmas Festivities (By ticket only)

Short talks by members showing, and talking about, their family heirlooms.



Printed copies of the programme are available.





GAZETTE – Editor – Arnold Slater


Articles are always welcome, I will try and fit them in as soon as possible.

The Gazette is published four times a year, January, April, July and October and is available to read on our website in HTML or .PDF format. Please let me know if you require notifying by email when the Gazette is available online.


Articles for the January Gazette by the end of December please.


Please send articles to Editor at lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk or by post to the Editor,

c/o 6 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB18 5DS




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War Memorial at St Matthew's Church, Burnley


Christine Windle informs us that the dedication service for the War Memorial at St Matthew’s Church Burnley will take place on Saturday 9th November at 10.30am. All are welcome to attend.


The full article which appeared in the last Gazette is reprinted on the next page.





OUT VISITS


After our two successful visits this year we are now needing ideas of where to go next year.


Suggestions please to any committee member.

War Memorial at St Matthew's Church, Burnley

Christine Windle kcwindie@hotmail.co.uk


Christine would like to hear from any member who thinks that they may be related to one of the names on the attached list.

The list is from the War Memorial at St Matthew's Church, Burnley "In thankful remembrance of the men of this parish and congregation who gave their lives for their country in the Great War".


A dedication service, for the soon to be renovated memorial, is planned for the 9th November, 2013 and Christine and her brother (who has organised the event) would be pleased to have present-day relatives at the service.

We are particularly keen to contact any family of the 3 HARTLEY brothers mentioned, Ephraim, Hiram and Howarth as it was their mother who placed a wreath of red roses on the base of the new memorial cross on the day it was dedicated, Whitsunday, 1922. The money for the memorial was raised by public subscription.


Robert ATHERTON Harvey BOOTH Edward CATLOW

James CATLOW Herbert CLARKE William CLARKE

Harry DAVIS Arthur E. DURHAM W. Glynn DURHAM

Edwin FORREST Matthew GARTH Albert GREENWOOD

Ernest GREENWOOD Walter GREENWOOD Ernest GREENWOOD

Edward HANSLIP James HARGREAVES John H. HARGREAVES

Ephraim HARTLEY Hiram HARTLEY Howarth HARTLEY

Charles S. HASLAM James F. HITCHON Cornelius HODGSON

Rudolph HODGSON Benjamin INGHAM Arthur JAGGER

Herbert JONES Irving KAY Robert KAY

Arthur KERSHAW James D. LYON Edward MARSHALL

John R. MORRIS Leonard MOSLEY Carl S. MYERS

Thomas H. ORMEROD Maurice RENWICK John T. RILEY

Raymond G. ROSS A. Victor SMITH VC Alfred SPENCER

Thomas SPENCER Major TATTERSALL Edward WASHINGTON

James A. WILKINSON John WILSON Willie WINDLE

QUERY CORNER


Replies unless otherwise stated to:

Jean Ingham at enquiry@lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk





This photograph (date and location unknown) is of two members of the RUTH family, who were ice cream makers in Burnley from about 1915 to the1960s.  Do you know where the photograph was taken?
The RUTHs had a shop at 30 Curzon St. and at one time the family lived at 1 Starkie St. in the Sandygate area of the town. Apparently, in early maps, the house was the only building on the south side of the railway.

One of their descendants, Mark, is looking for any information about the family and would love to see a photograph of the old house in Starkie St.





SPENCER


Hi, I was wondering if someone there would know how I could get information and some of my relatives. I am trying to find out if my grandfather's family are decendants of the Spencers involved in the 1634 witch trials in Pendle Forest(these trials were after the 1612 trials)  I am a member of Ancestry .com but their records dont go back that far and there are many people with the same names.


The Spencers in the witch trials of 1634 were John and Mary Spencer and their daughter Mary. 


My great grandfather was Spencer Green born 1882 in Burnley, Lanchire England. His parents were Richard Green born 1863 in Burnley and JANET SPENCER in Pendle Forest born 1862

          

            Janet's parents were WILLIAM SPENCER born 1829, and  Betty ( maybe Elizabeth) born 1833

            William's parents were JOHN SPENCER born in 1798 in Stump Hall, and mother MARY born 1803 

 

I live in the USA, so I don't have access to records in England, but I would really appreciate any help that I could get,

Thank You, Linda Lygren

 

SLATER


I have been researching the Slater family and all of its branches since 1999.  After two years of research, I discovered

John J. Slater, DOB 19 Jun 1819 in Arncliffe, and his wife, Ann Mitchell.  They came to the US in August of 1854.  He settled initially in Massachusetts and then moved to Minnesota.  Some of his descendents continued west and settled in Oregon and Washington.    

 

His father was also a John Slater, DOB 22 Mar 1788 in Barnoldswick, and he was married to Grace Suthers.

 

His grandfather was also John Slater, unknown DOB from Colne, who I believe was married to Mary Edmonson.

 

In 2008, I brought the family to Colne and found the grave of John and Grace, along with two of their sons, in the Christ Church Cemetery there.

Wayne Slater   


Tickets for the December Meeting will be available at the October 30th and November meetings.

Tickets £2.50 restricted to 40 members












GAZETTE INDEXES


Now the evenings are drawing in how about a nice easy job to pass the time on ??


We need a volunteer to complete the indexes on the website.

It entails reading the Queries Section and any articles and extracting the names which will then eventually be combined with the existing lists.


Any offers of help to Jean Ingham please






DROP-IN FAMILY HISTORY HELP SESSIONS


will be held at Colne Library on the following dates:


October 23rd

November 27th

January 22nd

February 26th

March 26th

10 am to 12 noon


Volunteers welcome

©LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch 2013