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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:41 pm 

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Hello to all,

I am a new member of this forum as of yesterday, I was born on Cromer Grove, (off Fleetwood Road), Burnley, in 1947).

I have recollections from a very young age of sleeping on straw mattresses in a cottage which I believe used to belong to the Independent Labour Party, of which my parents were staunch members; the cottage was just to the side of and behind the Roggerham Gate Inn. I believe.

As my parents moved to the village of Huncoat in 1954, when my father gained employment at Meadow Top Colliery ,(better known as Huncoat Pit), I can only have been very young when we stopped at the cottage.

My Query is, does anyone on the forum have any information, photo's etc, of the above mentioned cottage or the immediate area; a long shot I know after 60 plus years, any information would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, yours Taddy.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:43 pm 

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There is a Clarion House at Coldwell near Nelson, still, café and local training centre I think : google them.

Also there was one near Roughlee.

All linked originally to cycling and the Independent Labour Party : much online.

Rex


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:00 pm 

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Me again

A newspaper search brought up a 1938 Coop Fellowship ramble to the ILP cottage at Roggerham from the Queens Park gates !

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:48 am 

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I think the one at Roughlee is the one on Jinny Lane, ( shown on Country Watch a couple of years ago and still served tea at that time)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:43 pm 

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ILP very strong at one time in Nelson (Little Moscow)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:47 am 

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I seem to be having a problem trying to post a reply, tried yesterday and five minutes ago but as soon as I press submit or preview the post vanishes, being new to this computer lark I may be doing something wrong; anyone have any suggestion ?
Yours Taddy


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:19 pm 

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rexwatson wrote:
Me again

A newspaper search brought up a 1938 Coop Fellowship ramble to the ILP cottage at Roggerham from the Queens Park gates !

Rex


Hello Rex, Where would I look for the above mentioned article ? please bear in mind that I am a newcomer to this on line palaver, also known as computer chat, not easy for someone who can still remember using a piece of wood with a nib attached and an inkwell but I am learning (slowly)

Many thanks, Your's, stay happy, Taddy.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:20 pm 

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I'm a pensioner, I'm afraid !

There is a subscription website 'The British Newspaper Archive'. You can conduct searches for free, and glean some information that way. The item I posted doesn't say much more.

In fact the 'Find my past' site has the same papers more or less, so is maybe a better bet if you do want to pay out for a sub. Perhaps a bit less easy to use.

Rex


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:46 pm 

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Thanks for that Rex


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:59 pm 

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With reference to the posts above mentioning the Clarion club houses, my parents used to run a Clarion house in Ribchester during the 1940's, in was situated at the top of the hill on the right hand side as you drop down into Ribchester; the building was replaced probably in the 1960's with a public house called the Lodestar,not to be confused with the De Tabley arms later renamed the Lodestar and then Caesars.

I believe that the occupant of the big house next door to the Lodestar got so fed up with the noise from the many rock groups that played there he bought the pub and had it converted into a private house.

Yours, hoping that i've down this right this time, Taddy.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:01 pm 

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Hurrah, something else I have finally mastered,
Many thanks to you Mel. Your's, a happy Taddy. :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:06 pm 

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taddy wrote:
With reference to the posts above mentioning the Clarion club houses, my parents used to run a Clarion house in Ribchester during the 1940's, in was situated at the top of the hill on the right hand side as you drop down into Ribchester; the building was replaced probably in the 1960's with a public house called the Lodestar,not to be confused with the De Tabley arms later renamed the Lodestar and then Caesars.

I believe that the occupant of the big house next door to the Lodestar got so fed up with the noise from the many rock groups that played there he bought the pub and had it converted into a private house.

Yours, hoping that i've down this right this time, Taddy.


OR EVEN DONE IT RIGHT THIS TIME !, Sorry.


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