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Author:  Gloria [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:35 pm ]
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I am sure they would be of interest to us all.
Gloria

Author:  Mel [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:56 pm ]
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Always looking for new material for the site, all will be gratefully received.

I'll send you my email address on a pm.

Author:  DaveE [ Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:00 pm ]
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Hi Edmo,
The paintings and photos sound very interesting indeed. If you could you possibly email them to me I would be very grateful.

Kind regards Dave - caronomy52218@msn.com

Author:  BJ [ Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:57 pm ]
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Louise - please get scanning :P

Posting the photographs on here will provide a valuable resource for Briercliffe history and you never know what interesting results might come from it!

Author:  Mel [ Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:20 pm ]
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Louise has sent me the photographs of the watercolours and they can be found at the following link. http://briercliffesociety.co.uk/Photo%2 ... impson.htm

One of them is labelled as 'unknown church'. Do you think it could be St Bartholomews in Colne?

Author:  Gloria [ Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:18 pm ]
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Aren't they good? For anyone who doesn't know 68 halifax Rd is the house on the other side of the road to Holt Hill.

Author:  Mel [ Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:53 pm ]
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I wondered where that was - couldn't think that I had seen it.
Thanks

Author:  Ruth [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:02 pm ]
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Super to see the paintings. Thank you Louise.

I would be very surprised if the unknown church in the painting is St Bartholomew's Colne. Colne Parish Church is much longer (having been substantially rebuilt in the 19th century). The painting post-dates this rebuilding.

It might be worth looking at the artist's family history records to see where his relatives were baptised and married. It is possible that church in the painting is or was outside the immediate area - and for that reason is unfamiliar.

Ruth

Author:  Mel [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:30 pm ]
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I have since googled Charles Simpson. It seems he travelled the country. In my email to Louise, I asked if he was a relation. Her response was
I have no idea who Charles Simpson was, but he does seem to have painted quite a lot of paintings for our family! The story goes that he travelled around the countryside painting and would give you a picture if you cooked him a meal.

Author:  Ruth [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:35 pm ]
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I couldn't resist trying to track down the 'unknown church' and am now pretty confident I have found it:

Church of St Mary, Newchurch in Pendle.

Not sure if I can manage to upload a copy of the photo - but will try [Succeeded}. I found it on a Flickr page by googling
newchurch pendle church images. The relevant photo came up as the 1st one on line 3.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossendale ... 604431093/

Ruth

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Author:  Gloria [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:51 pm ]
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Well done. I have spent the last hour trying to find it----am I sad or what??? I was more inclined to head over towards Yorkshire, the nearest I got to Newchurch was Fence.

Author:  Edmo1981 [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:59 pm ]
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Thats great Ruth, thats definitely the church! The church painting and the Spenser House painting are smaller than the others and have always been a pair, so I imagined the church would have been somewhere closer by. I always assumed Charles Simpson was relatively local, but it seems he did travel all over the country. 68 Halifax Road is where my great grandad Thomas Edmondson grew up and lived until he moved to Walverden Road with his wife Priscilla. Priscilla (Robertshaw) grew up at Burwains, so I guess they commissioned paintings of their childhood homes.

Author:  Mel [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:43 pm ]
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Spot on! I will re-label the image

Author:  Ruth [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:59 pm ]
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Glad to have been of help.

Mel - if you're sad, you're not the only one! My journey on Google also sent me into Yorkshire for a time but I then thought of Pendle - and got to Newchurch via Downham.

Ruth

Author:  Mel [ Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:48 pm ]
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:D think that is intended for Gloria she commented on being sad. I never thought to look at google...was relying on my aging brain! :shock:

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