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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:54 pm 
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I googled Lancashire memories and came across these

Lancashire Voices
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/voices2005/

More Lancashire voices – Burnley
http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/voices2 ... ml#matthew

Memories of Lancashire
http://www.lancashirereunited.com/conte ... ory/25/45/

Burnley School Memories http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/content ... ry.shtml?1

Some old photos of Burnley
http://www.francisfrith.com/search/engl ... photos.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:35 pm 
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Queens St Mill have some recordings from people of Briercliffe and their memories. My Gt Aunt Margaret whose funeral was today (born 30th Jan 1908) is one of those speaking-------I shall make a special journey to go and have a listen.
I believe Roger was interested on doing a similar thing-----methinks the Briercliffe Society and Queens St Mill ought to get together.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:01 pm 
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If my maths is anything like, that means your great-aunt actually made her hundredth birthday Gloria? She must have been a goldmine of family history.

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She had a party for her 100th but was not 100% accurate on what she was relating for the past few years--sadly. She lived in the Briercliffe/Burnley area all her life and couldn't understand people wantng to move away. It was said at the funeral that she believed on the 7th day thou shalt rest, and would not allow any gardening, car washing, DIY, or playing out on a sunday. It was for dressing up and visiting, or being visited. She worked solidly from the age of 14yrs until retirement. She never went anywhere without looking immaculate.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:05 pm 
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I agree with your aunt Gloria. Sundays should be for resting. There are 6 other days for doing everything else! It is one of the things I like about the area of France we go to. The local market has always been on Sunday, that closes at about 12 and then nothing is open until 3pm on Monday. Enforced relaxation...truly wonderful.

Roger has talked of doing something along those lines but I don't think the ball is rolling yet. :?

I hope your aunt had a good send off. I always think that the funeral of someone who lived to be such a good age is a real celebration of their life. (As opposed to someone considered too young to die). Do you know what I mean?

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She loved to dance and as we left they played "Dancing Queen" which I think was lovely.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:28 pm 
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I think I fall somewhere between Gloria's great-aunt and what we have now.
When i was a child we had to get all dressed up for Sunday School and then we had to stay clean and tidy all day. No playing ball games in the garden, or going on teh swings/ slides etc in the park.
I remember Sunday being the most boring day of the week when I was a child. The most excitement we could look forward to was Monopoly and similar board games at my Nana's after tea.
Looking back it was probably great for adults but not so wonderful for children.

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We went on a family walk on Sunday afternoons after Sunday School, weather permitting. We had two main venues: the local park, or a walk round the cemetery. Of the two, I preferred the cemetery, as I liked reading the inscriptions. I guess my interest in cemeteries started early. This was a popular walk; lots of families did this.

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