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by rossylass
09 Aug 2016, 20:01
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 972
Views: 72445

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

National Book Week. Grab the book nearest to you. Go to page 56. Post the fifth sentence. Don't mention the title!
by rossylass
07 Jun 2016, 20:06
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2888
Views: 145983

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I am in the process of chucking out flour which is at least four years past its sell by date. Don't usually take much notice of sell by dates but need a bit of room. I once had a cleaner who threw out some cans past their sell by date. I nearly fell in the dustbin getting them out! Load of old cobbl...
by rossylass
07 Jun 2016, 08:52
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Poverty in Barnoldswick and Thornton 1826
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Poverty in Barnoldswick and Thornton 1826

And still it goes on!
by rossylass
07 Jun 2016, 08:49
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 972
Views: 72445

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

My book queue is too long so I don't tend to read things twice. Jack Reacher is waiting for me!
by rossylass
06 Jun 2016, 23:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LOSING WEIGHT
Replies: 172
Views: 25138

Re: LOSING WEIGHT

Just been smiling at some of these posts. A few years ago I went to my GP because I had a numb thigh and tingling in my fingers. I thought I'd had a mini stroke! After I'd "hopped on the scale" the sarcastic devil told me that my weight was just about right...if I had been a 6'2" male! He was appare...
by rossylass
06 Jun 2016, 23:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where Have You Just Been?
Replies: 271
Views: 30077

Re: Where Have You Just Been?

Went to Manchester to see the biopic of Ken Loach. Afterwards the man himself did a Q and A session. A great film director who tackled subjects others wouldn't touch with a bargepole.
by rossylass
06 Jun 2016, 23:26
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 972
Views: 72445

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Reading a beautiful American novel - "Stoner" by John Williams. Don't know whether I want to rush to finish it or slow down to savour it for a bit longer. Hmm
by rossylass
27 May 2016, 12:02
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: GRIMSHAW/CROWTREES INFORMATION
Replies: 21
Views: 3820

Re: GRIMSHAW/CROWTREES INFORMATION

This is so fascinating! The one thing I have learned about family and local history is that one needs to check and recheck any information before you are sure and even then you can't be sure! I think Wendy and Jean Ingham are probably right about the location of Judson's Farm though. It must have be...
by rossylass
06 Apr 2016, 11:25
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: GRIMSHAW/CROWTREES INFORMATION
Replies: 21
Views: 3820

Re: GRIMSHAW/CROWTREES INFORMATION

Hope you find something Wendy. You were right about the question, which I hadn't explained very well.
by rossylass
05 Apr 2016, 09:22
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Handloom Weaving
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Handloom Weaving

Article in the Northern Whig 24/04/1834 "EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE IN HANDLOOM MANUFACTURE 'In Barnoldswick a weaver named Pickles, determined for a feat to ascertain how many pieces of 9-8 70s he could weave on the dandy loom, in the course of a week. On the Monday morning he..commenced his task an...
by rossylass
05 Apr 2016, 08:35
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: GRIMSHAW/CROWTREES INFORMATION
Replies: 21
Views: 3820

Re: GRIMSHAW/CROWTREES INFORMATION

The whole topic seems to be a mystery! When I first posted the information about Stephen Pickles' statement the thinking was that the term "Kitchen" referred to premises which were occupied by more than one family, which would point to Judson Fold /Barn Farm etc being one building. Call in the Time ...
by rossylass
05 Apr 2016, 07:46
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Poverty in Barnoldswick and Thornton 1826
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Poverty in Barnoldswick and Thornton 1826

Bet that was interesting. Dreadful times though!
by rossylass
04 Apr 2016, 13:59
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Poverty in Barnoldswick and Thornton 1826
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Poverty in Barnoldswick and Thornton 1826

From an article in The York Herald 27/05/1826, which quoted a letter from Rev WA Wasney of Fence End to Rev DR Currer. It concerned a request for help and asked that the cases of Thornton and Barnoldswick be put to the Acting Committee for the Relief of Distressed Manufacturers in York. :- "..I beli...
by rossylass
04 Apr 2016, 13:25
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: GRIMSHAW/CROWTREES INFORMATION
Replies: 21
Views: 3820

Re: CRIMSHAWE/CROWTREES INFORMATION

I just took a peek at the stuff on Crowtrees hoping to find some information. I thought that I had posted what I found out about Crowtrees on my travels, but I see I haven't so here goes... My family moved from Blacko Foot Farm to Judson’s Fold sometime after 1831. During my research I came across d...
by rossylass
30 Mar 2016, 12:15
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Thomas Mills of Barnoldswick
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Thomas Mills of Barnoldswick

Sheffield Independent 16/02/1822 Return of defaulters at Annual Training or Exercise of West York Militia Summer 1821 (This is a name is included on a fairly long list of young men who had gone AWOL!) 2nd Division.. Thomas Mills - Weaver of Barnoldswick - 27 years - 5 foot 7 and a half inches tall.....
by rossylass
30 Mar 2016, 11:54
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Narrowgate Mill
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

Narrowgate Mill

I was browsing old newspapers and found this. Thought you may be interested. It is an advertisement from The Leeds Mercury 27/10/1838 and concerns the sale of Narrowgate Mil, Pendle :- "Until a short time ago in the occupation of the late firm of Roberts Brothers ..together with the reservoirs,cauls...
by rossylass
28 Jan 2016, 13:59
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 2888
Views: 145983

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Not wandered in to this site for ages!
I can think of a tip which came from Quentin Crisp. When the dust in your house reaches a certain level it stops accumulating. Wee hee!!! I'll go with that!
by rossylass
22 Dec 2014, 22:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2261
Views: 160382

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

It's a long time since I visited this website. Had almost forgotten how brilliant it is. I am still researching the Pickles' and other members of my theatrical family and trying to make a book out of it. I thought that you may be interested in a letter which I found in the correspondence column of t...
by rossylass
29 Oct 2013, 12:47
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Close and Height Side
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Close and Height Side

That's a big help Wendy! Looks as though there were only the farms up there then. The Pickles' probably left Close in 1824 less that 30 years before the 1851 census so I don't suppose it changed much up there in that timespan. Let me know if you find a wormhole and you can pull me through too! :laug...
by rossylass
28 Oct 2013, 12:22
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Close and Height Side
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Close and Height Side

Thank you Wendy. Do you know if there would have been any other farms or cottages in Close in the first two decades of the 19th century? As far as I can see Richard Pickles and his family lived in the countryside around Barnoldswick from 1804 until they moved down the road to Lower Blacko Farm in 18...
by rossylass
27 Oct 2013, 11:34
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Close and Height Side
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Close and Height Side

I have been looking at the birth records for Bridge Chapel which are now on the Ancestry website. My GGG Grandparents Richard and Betty Pickles had eight children and apart from my GG Grandfather James Pickles, who was born in Springs, one was born in Height Side and the others in Close. Can anyone ...
by rossylass
26 Jul 2013, 11:06
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2261
Views: 160382

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I found a letter quoted in a book, which the author claimed was from a Pickuls (probably Henry), although I'm not sure I believe him. It was a begging letter asking for help as his theatre had been damaged in a storm and whoever wrote it claimed he had a number of children and that his wife was " go...
by rossylass
26 Jul 2013, 10:55
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 3521
Views: 239404

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Go on... Tell us then!

The photos are magic.
by rossylass
26 Jul 2013, 10:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2261
Views: 160382

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

My friend and her mum made aprons and dolls clothes out of fents and sold them on various markets. The pinnies were made of strips of fabric sewn together. I occasionally went into Manchester to the "fent shop", which was very dark and old fashioned and where the pieces were sold by weight. They als...

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