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The Ramsbottom Heritage Society normally publishes 2 magazines a year, which are free to all members.

Magazines 1 - 50

The first 50 magazines are currently being converted to pdf files and can be viewed for free.  The first 25 magazines were first put on line in 2010, but will be reprocessed to take advantage of improved techonology

There is also an index of the first 25 magazines

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1 - June 1990
12 Pages
CONTENTS
FOREWORD: THE RAMSBOTTOM HERITAGE SOCIETY, 1987-90 ORIGINS -
Andrew Todd
Page 3 - MAY 1990 - SOCIETY UP-DATE FROM THE SECRETARY
Dorothy Moss
Page 4 THE IRWELL VALLEY FORUM - Judith Appleby
Page 5 April 1990 - NEWS FROM THE ARCHIVE - Brenda Decent
Page 6 MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD IN NUTTALL WRITTEN BY HILDA FRENCH
Page 7 MEMORIES OF BOYHOOD c 1912-20
Page 8 THE HISTORICAL SEEDS OF THE LOCAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETIES
Page 9 THE PRINTERS' SOCIETY, HOLCOMBE
Page 11 ONE DAY?
2 - Winter 1990, Spring 199112 Pages
CONTENTS

Page
1. Editorial

Page 3.Heritage Centre Update

Page 4 Heritage Centre Highlights

Page 5 Annual Photo Competition

Page 7 Archives

Page 8 Ramsbottom - What's in a name? (new theory unearthed?)

Page 9 Extracts from the Diary of a Dedicated Gardener

Page 11 A Monumental Task

Page 12 Competition
Ramsbottom Recollections

Page 12 Childhood in Stubbins Lane in the Early 1920s

Page 13 Ramsbottom's Iron Railings

Page 14 The Shuttleworth Road Dispute, 1836-9 

3 - Summer 1991
16 Pages
CONTENTS
Page 1. Editorial Barbara PARK
Page 3. Ramsbottom Model Railway Club - History in Miniature Harry DENNIS
Page 4. Photographers in Focus Brenda DECENT
Page 5. Heritage Centre A Helper
Page 6. Ramsbottom's Iron Railings
Page 6. The Rooks of Ramsbottom John SYKES
Page 7. Datestone Competition
Page 8. The 5th Annual Photographic Competition John LEYLAND
Page 9. The Ramsbottom Oil Rig - and other items from the Archive Brenda DECENT
Page 10.  The Swinging 60s - Cliff RICHARD visits Ramsbottom
Page 11.  Journeys down Memory Lane Edith ROBINSON
Page 12.  Boundaries & Backwaters Jan BARNES
Page 13.  The Female Friendly Society Barbara PARK
Page 14.  John SPENCER's Hazelhurst Engraving Works Andrew TODD
Page 15.  The Courthouse, Holcombe Stuart JACKSON
4 - Winter 1991/ Spring 1992
16 Pages
CONTENTS
Page 
2 RAMSBOTTOM AUSTRALIA? Barbara Park
Page 
2 RAMSBOTTOM FROM THE BOROUGH ARCHIVES Kevin Mulley
Page 
4 OUR FIRST HONORARY MEMBER Dorothy Moss

Page 4 VALLEY OF THE RAMSON FLOWERS Jack Palmer
Page 
5 USING THE PRESENT TO PRESERVE THE PAST 
Geoffrey Johnson-Brett
Page 
6 NEWS FROM THE ARCHIVE Brenda Decent
Page 
7 CAN YOU REMEMBER? A new competition
Page 
8 DIARY OF A DEDICATED GARDENER 

Page 9 GAMES AND PASTIMES OF A RAMMY Margaret Ferguson
 CHILDHOOD 

Page 10 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Clyde L Tweedale

Page 11 CHILDREN AT THE HERITAGE CENTRE Hilda Barrett
Page 
12 NEWS TRAVELS 

Page 12 RAMSBOTTOM TROLLEY BUSES Barbara Palmer
Page 
16 ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION John Leyland

5 - Summer 1992
16 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 
1 Editorial Barbara Park
Page 
2 Society News Dorothy Moss
Page 
3 Train of Thought W.M. Bennion
Page 
4 Australian Update Dorothy Moss
Page 
4 The Story of the Fusilier Judith Appleby
Page 
6 Stockdale Saga Clyde L Tweedale
Page 
7 The Spencers of Hazlehurst Barbara Palmer
Page 
10 Reviews Trevor Park
Page 
12 Peter Nuttall Kay 

Page 12 Decimalisation in 1916 Barbara Park
Page 
12 A Ramsbottom Butcher and the Great War Andrew Todd
Page 
16 Ramsbottom Reminiscences Competition Andrew Todd
6 - Winter 199216 Pages
CONTENTS
Page 
1. Editorial Barbara Park
Page 
2. Society News Dorothy Moss

Page 2 So What Else is New? New light on an old photograph Brenda Decent
Page 
5 Archive Update
Page 
5 Family History Research
Page 
5 Barcelona and Stubbins J W Barber-Lomax

Page 7. Ramsbottom Cricket Club - One hundred not out
(An historic year at Acre Bottom) Fred Entwistle
Page 
7. Grant/Kay Boundary Stones John Taylor

Page 8 Aquatic Memories of a Summerseat Childhood Jean Price

Page 10 Rev Henry Dowsett and the "Terpsichorean Art" John Simpson
Page 
10 Reviews Trevor Park

Page 12 Holcombe School Log Book Barbara Park

Page 14 Ramsbottom Observer Microfilming Project Andrew Todd

Page 14. Ramsbottom Reminiscences Competiton Andrew Todd

Page 15. A Ramsbottom Butcher and the Great War Jack Preston

7 - Summer 199316 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Editorial Barbara Park

Page 2 Society News from the Secretary Dorothy Moss

Page 2 The Turnbull Tale CLTweedale

Page 6 Membership 1993/4

Page 6 Starting Work Hilda Barrett

Page 7 Team Photograph Norman Kay

Page 9 The Mysterious Doctor McDouall Trevor Park

Page 11 Ramsbottom Reminiscences - Review John B Taylor

Page 11 Ramsbottom - What's in a Name? Explored Again Stuart Jackson

Page 13 Hazelhurst Engraving Works, 258-264 Bolton Road West W John Smith

Page 16 Ramsbottom Reminiscences: A Second Volume? Andrew Todd

8 - Winter 199316 Pages
CONTENTS

Page
1 Editorial Barbara Park
Page 
2 Society News Dorothy Moss

Page 3 Ramsbottom Observer Microfilming Project Andrew Todd

Page 3 Ramsbottom Reminiscences: Vol 2 Andrew Todd

Page 4 Membership Renewal by Covenant Derek Rowley

Page 5 Visit to Port Sunlight Mavis Homewood

Page 5 Visit to Littleborough Mavis Homewood

Page 6 1993 Photographic Competition John Leyland

Page 7 Barwood Lea Stables Brenda Decent
Page 
8 The Taylors of Shuttleworth J Henaughan
Page 
10 Jubilee Celebrations 1935 Summerseat Jean Price
Page 
11 Jubilee Celebrations 1935 Ramsbottom Fred Entwistle

Page 12 Visitors from Overseas Tom Barrett

Page 13 Hazelburst Engraving Works - c1920s Barbara E Ford

Page 13 More News from Australia Barbara Park
Page 
14 Book Review: Riot by W Turner Trevor Park
Page 
15 Starting Work at Shepherd's Edith Duckworth

Page 16 Remember back to 1900 Edna Ashworth

9 - Summer199416 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1. Editorial Andrew Todd
Page 
2. Ramsbottom in Focus Mavis Homewood

Page 3. Wartime Memories of Summerseat Jack Whitford
Page 
4. A Ramsbottom Beginning: the Life of Charles Edward WALKER, Calico Printer
Jack Barber-Lomax
Page 
6 Life at Ashton Lodge Joan Barcroft
Page 
8 The Strange Case of Hawkshaw's Disappearing Boundary Stone
Andrew Todd
Page 
10 Hawkshaw: the Moving Village Jan Barnes
Page 
12. Down on the Farm: Memories of Farming in Hawkshaw in the 1930s 
Edith Coates

Page 12. The Brox Bulletin: Brooksbottom Mill's Works Magazine, 1944
Jean Price

Page 15. Abraham WARBURTON's Mason's Mallet Gordon While

Page 16. Ramsbottom's Hotels and Beerhouses, 1887 Andrew Todd


10 - Winter 199416 Pages
CONTENTS


Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd
Page 
3 Delivering for ANDERTON’s Grocers from the 1920s to the 1950s
Joan Barcroft
Page 
5 The Ramsbottom Co-operative Society Stocktake, 1954 Barbara Park
Page 
6 Stories in Stone Update Andrew Todd
Page 
10 Profit from PORR1TT Clyde Tweedale

Page 12 A Nostalgic Walk 'Up the Lane’: Memories of Hawkshaw Lane in the Thirties Edith Coates
Page 
15 The Home Guard in Ramsbottom, 1941-4 Fred Entwistle

11 - Summer 199516 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd

Page 4 Ramsbottom lights up: our Town’s Electrical Centenary John Simpson

Page 6 VE Day in Summer seat, and other Wartime Memories Jack Whitford

Page 8 Edwin F PARKINSON: Lytham’s Package Tour Operator 
Janet Kitchen

Page 9 The PORRITTs of Melbourne, Australia Lynne Porritt Newton

Page 12 Turnpike Finger Posts at Bradshaw, Ainsworth and Elton Andrew Todd

Page 12 Roger WORTHINGTON Jan Barnes

Page 15 An Acrostic Advertisement John Simpson

Page 16 Ralph ROONEY Jan Barnes


12 - Winter 199516 Pages
CONTENTS
Page 
1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd
Page 
3 Pride in Achievement: Building in Ramsbottom between the Wars
Gordon White
Page 
6 Around Ramsbottom: the Inside Story Barbara Park
Page 
9 The St Andrew's Refurbishment: and New Light on Some Old Mysteries Andrew Todd

Page 13 Melvin CRAWSHAW: 'the Chemist on the Corner' Edith Robinson
Page 
15 Gas Lighting at Irwell Bridge Mill, Kenyon Street Joan Barcroft
Page 
16 A Summerseat Aviation Mystery Jack Whitford

13 - Summer 199616 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd

Page 2 Memories of Dundee Lane and Summerseat in the '20s and '30s Cliff Gaskell

Page 5 Melvin CRAWSHAW: ’the Chemist on the Corner': Addendum Edith Robinson

Page 6 Dale Street Stubbins: the Celebrations Mystery

Page 8 The Summerseat Aviation Mystery Solved Cliff Gaskell

Page 9 Ramsbottom Telephone Exchange Joe Crompton

Page 11 The Holcombe Hey Society of United Artisans, established 1830 Brenda M Decent

Page 13 James DEWHURST: an Obituary Clyde Tweedale

Page 14 Mary Jane 'Cissie' LOMAX, Milliner of Bridge Street Barry Rothwell

Page 14 Wartime Reminiscences 1939-45 Doris Hibbert


14 - Spring 199716 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1. Ramsbottom Miscellanea ,

Page 3. Archive Accessions, 1996 Brenda Decent
Page 
4. The Total Eclipse of the Sun, 29th June 1927 Barbara Park
Page 
5. A Memorable Summerseat Christmas - 1944 Jack Whitford
Page 
6. New in Tottington Bridge, Stubbins Andrew Todd

Page 9 The Origins of Lancashire’s Whit Walks Brenda Decent

Page 11. Holcombe Hunt Jan Barnes
Page 
12 Childhood Memories of Edenfield John Garnett Hillis

Page 14. Oral History Taping Project Barbara Park

Page 15. Some Recollections of Lower Bridge Street Edna Collier

Page 16. Composition at St Paul’s, 60 Years Ago Edna Mary Holden


15 - Autumn 199716 Pages
CONTENTS

Page
1. Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd
Page 
2. Society Sketches: Lillian Cullen Dorothy Moss

Page 3. The AITKEN Family: Millowners and Philanthropists Clyde Tweedale
Page 
5 In Search of Carr Fold Andrew Todd
Page 
9 Carr Fold in the ’20s and ‘30s Frederick Ashworth Hanson

Page 14 A Walk on the Wildside: Flora around Nuttall Joe Crompton

Page 16 Sledging in Ramsbottom between the Wars Andrew Todd

16 - Spring 199816 Pages
CONTENTS


Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea

Page 3 Society Sketches: Andrew Todd The Committee

Page 4 Peel Brow in the ’20s: some Boyhood Memories Herbert Collier

Page 7 Robert Thorpe: Turnbull and Stockdale's last Block Cutter
 Andrew Todd

Page 9 How the Hanson Family came to Ramsbottom
 Frederick A Hanson

Page 10 Memories of the Old Police Station Leslie R Norris

Page 11 Ridgeways: a Chronicle of our Ownership of a Cottage in the Ridge, 1944
Marjorie Nuttall

Page 15 Summerseat Kayaks of the ’40s: more harmless Children’s Games from the Good Old Days Andrew Todd


17 - Autumn 199816 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd

Page 3 Nuttall Park, 1928-1998 Herbert Collier

Page 5 Ramsbottom’s First Floodlit Football Match John Simpson

Page 7 A Brief Memory of Ramsbottom Cottage Hospital Frederick Ashworth Hanson

Page 7 The Coach and Horses, Edenfield Andrew Todd

Page 10 Greystones: A Hundred Years of history of a Stubbins House Brenda Decent

Page 12 A Rough Summary: 1 : At Home and School 
Frederick Ashworth Hanson

Page 16 Mocking the Tackier '

18 - Spring 199916 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd

Page 2 A Rough Summary: 2: Play and Work Frederick Ashworth Hanson

Page 5 The Nightingale Family of Tockholes and Shuttleworth David E Jackson

Page 9 Chapel Houses, Shuttleworth: the Mystery of the Lost Graves Andrew Todd

Page 13 My Operation for Appendicitis, 1919 George Ashworth

Page 15 The Hospital Experience, 1937-48 Doris Hibbert

Page 16 The Children of Queen’s Place, Summerseat Eileen Collier

19 - Spring 200016 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd

Page 3 A Child’s Eye View of Bye Road, Shuttleworth, in the 1930s
Freda Molyneux (nee Liptrott)

Page 8 Memories are made of this: some Ideas on Photography Joe Crompton

Page 10 Memories of Ramsbottom Signalbox and Crossing Andrew Todd

20 - Autumn 200032 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd

Page 3 The Ramsbottom Millennium Festival, 17th to 24th June 2000
Dorothy Moss

Page 3 Millennium Festival Week and the Churches of Ramsbottom
Elizabeth Duxbury

Page 6 Cherished Vehicle Show Janet and lan Smith

Page 9 ‘The Model’ and the ‘Dosser Class’: Ramsbottom’s Lodging Houses and Lodgers a Century ago Andrew Todd

Page 25 The Mystery of the Butcher’s Vanishing Telephone Dorothy Moss

Page 25 James Horrocks: Some incidents in the Vicissitudes of his Life
James Horrocks

Page 30 Tom Wightman : When I were a Lad Joe Crompton

21 - Spring 200116 Pages
CONTENTS


Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd

Page 1 A Ramsbottom Couple’s Visit to London and Belgium, 1921
Doris Hibbert

Page 5 Memories of the Ramsbottom Central Co-op George Ashworth

Page 9 Lifting the Lid on the Tramshed: Ramsbottom’s Buses Harry Hanson

Page 14 Ramsbottom Urban District Council Transport Department’s Last Years: A Postscript Andrew Todd


22 - Autumn 200116 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd 

Page 3 The Reverend Hume Elliot 1857-1927: his Obituary Andrew Todd 

Page 5 Ramsbottom Central Co-op: a Postscript Andrew Todd 

Page 6 St Paul’s Church: Some Historical Notes Joan Barcroft 

Page 13 My Ramsbottom Beginnings ... and beyond Brian Clarke 

Page 16 The Moors Edwin Longworth 

23 - Spring 200220 Pages
CONTENTS

Page
1. Ramsbottom Miscellanea Andrew Todd
Page 
2. The 150"' Birthday of Peel Tower, 9th September 2002 John Ireland
Page 
5 A Wartime Return to Bye Road and Peel Brow School
Freda Molyneux (nee Liptrott)
Page 
11 Two Surviving Buildings from Ramsbottom’s ‘Old Ground’ Andrew Todd

Page 11 George Goodrick, the Grant Arms and the Truck System Andrew Todd


24 - Spring 200320 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Introduction
Page 
2. Ramsbottom Miscellanea

Page 3. Crow Lane Project Kate Slingsby
Page 
4. Schooldays at St Paul’s, Ramsbottom George Ashworth
Page 
6 Celebrations D. Hibbert, J Smith, L de Ruijter

Page 10 Ramsbottom Ramblings Alan Slater
Page 
15 Motor Cycling in Ramsbottom 1955-1966 Colin Anderton

Page 17. With reference to Porritt’s Mill Edwin Longworth

Page 18. Memories of “The Flan.” Barbara L. Howard
Page 
20 Robert Wittenbury, Ramsbottom’s unsung architect Andrew Todd

25 - Autumn 200320 Pages
CONTENTS

Page 1 Chairmans Remarks Dorothy Moss

Page 2 Obituaries Barbara Park

Page 1 Peter Mamas McDouall,Charles Dickens, and the Grant Myth Andrew Todd

Page 12 Crow Lane Project Janet Smith

Page 13 Crow Lane Reminiscences Barbara Park

Page 14 Taping Team Activities Tony Murphy

Page 15 Memories of Pebble Beach Marten Crowley
-
History of Edenfield Ian Summers

Page 17 Memories of Hazlehurst School Alice O'Donnell

Page 19 200 years of Methodism in Hawkshaw Jonathan Ali
26- Spring 2004CONTENTS
Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea
Chairman's Report Dorothy Moss
Society Sketches - Dorothy Moss Andrew Todd
Film Celebration of Ramsbottom Tony Murphy
Ramsbottom Heritage Centre Displays 2004 Janet Smith
The Case for Listing - St Paul's C of E School Andrew Todd
Obituaries - Arthur Quinton J Smith & B Park
Evelyn Waite Dorothy Moss
Page 7 J & H Hinchliffe Ltd; the Coaches Joan Young, Joan Murphy
Page 9 A Short History of Ramsbottom's Buses 1913-1969 Douglas Hartley
Page 13 Parish Activities at St Joseph's between the Wars Norman Kay
Page 18 Irwell Bridge Mill Janet Smith
Page 20 Memories of Crow Lane Alan Richardson, Doris Hibbert
27 - Autumn 2004CONTENTS
Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea; Society Sketches - Tony Murphy
Andrew Todd
Chairman's Report Tony Murphy
New Conservation Areas in Ramsbottom Elizabeth Duxbury
St Paul's C of E School and Listing: - Update Andrew Todd
Obituaries
Page 6 Memories of Kenyon Street Tom Barrett
Page 8 Ramsbottom Mill - the Most Powerful Mill in the Valley, but
where is it now? Kate Slingsby
Page 14 D - Day 60th Anniversary Alan and Doris Hibbert
Page 16 Hazlehurst School - 100 not out Douglas Hartley
Page 18 Hinchliffe: a Family Business The Hinchliffe Family
28 - Spring 2005CONTENTS

Page 1 Ramsbottom Miscellanea

Page 2 Shoes have tongues
Page 4 Daniel Grant
Page 12 Recollections
Page 16 Book review-
Reverend R R CARMYLLIE -The Kirk at Ramsbottom

Page 16 War Memorials Elizabeth DUXBURY

29 - Autumn 2005Contents

Page 1 Chairman's Report

Page 2 Obituary

Page 3 Memories of Ramsbottom during World War Two
with contributions from:
Marion BEECH, Cyril DAVENPORT, Edith
DUCKWORTH, Frank & Irene HALL, Margaret
HAMMERSLEY, Elizabeth HAWORTH, Harry HOYLE,
Bessie & Jennie JOHNS, Margaret NOLAN, Alice
O'DONNELL, Jeff POMFRET, Phyllis RODWELL et al.
30 - Spring 2006Page 1 Chairman's report Tony MURPHY
Page 2 Ramsbottom Miscellanea
Obituaries
Annual Photographic Competition
"Ramsbottom past and present " (video/DVD) review Jonathan ALI
Saved for the moment - ELR goods warehouse
RHS Conservation Group report Kate SLINGSBY
Page 6 A history of Isherwood's furnishers David ISHERWOOD
Page 7 The Bridge Street accident 1944 Joan BARCROFT
Page 8 Daniel Grant, famous or infamous Alan HITCH
Page 13 F D Sims - the Wireworks, the War years Pamela WOOSEY
Page 18 Memories of Post-War working at F D Sims Jennie JOHNS
Page 20 Rarnsbottom Heritage Society Rambles
31 - Autumn 2006Page 1 Chairman's report Tony Murphy
Page 2 Obituaries
Page 4 "Firsts" for the Conservation Group Kate Slingsby
Page 5 Ramsbottom's South Western Approach Andrew Todd
Page 6 Cormar Carpets 1956 - 2006
Page 9 F D Sims after 1945 - a chronology Pamela Woosey
Page 17 E R P sign from Victoria Street/Rostrons Road
Page 17 Bury Archive Service in 2006 Joanne Fitton
Page 18 Ramsbottom Heritage Centre _- re-opening 2007
Page 18 Ramsbottom Cemetery, some inscriptions Elizabeth Duxbury
32 - Spring 2007Contents


Page 1 Chairman's Report

Page 2 News from the Web-site

Page 2 Discovery of "Time Capsule" at 42 Bridge Street

Page 3 Libraries in Ramsbottom

Page 5 Ramsbottom Library & Adult Education Centre 2007

Page 6 Ramsbottom Heritage Society - the beginning

Page 7 Glimpses of 20 years of R H S activities

Page 8 R H S Archives

Page 9 Our first blue plaque - P M McDOUALL. 

Page 10 Radical Ramsbottom

Page 15 "Signs" update

Page 15 Conservation Working Group Report

Page 16 Runaway Trains

Page 18 Ramsbottom & Tottington'Blind Persons Welfare 
Committee 1961 - 1994
33 - Winter 2007Contents

Page I - Chairman's Report Tony MURPHY

Page 2 Obituaries

Page 4 Photographic Competition 2006

Page 4 Conservation Working Group Kate SLINGSBY

Page 5 Archeaological Dig at Kibboth Crew Kate SLINGSBY 

Page 7 Extreme Weather -- Floods in the Ramsbottom area

Page 12 Memories of Lancashire County Library Ramsbottom Branch, 2 Market Place
Linda de RUIJTER & Janet SMITH

Page 14 Life & tints of William. GRANT 1733 - 1817 Pamela PARKINSON
Page 20 "Our Boys the Great War in a Lancashire village" - the new book by Jonathan ALI
Page 20 Do you need help to research your Family History?

34 - Spring 2008Contents

Page 1 Chairman’s report Tony Murphy

Page 2 Book Review – ‘Our Boys’ by JALI Ken Inman

Page 3 Conservation Group Spring 2008 Kate Slingsby

Page 4 Photographic Competition 2007 

Page 5 Col A T Poritt, donor to our town 
Centre
Centre pages "Waterpower" illustrations John B Taylor

Page 13 Editorial team report

Page 14 Extreme weather in the 30s & 40s
Tragic Flood Norman Kay

Page 18 Severe Weather in & 1947 Jean Pogson

Page 19 Nuttall area — goits and watercourses Ian Smith

Page 20 The Grants at the Battle of Culloden 1746 Brenda Richards
35 - Autumn 2008CONTENTS

1 Chairman's report Tony Murphy 

2 Obituaries Bill Bennion 1933 - 2008

William Hanson 1928 - 2008
3 
November 1936 - the flood Florence Scholes [nee Fullard]
4 
Reminiscences of Denis Frearson & Nancy Frearson of F D Sims
9 
Stubbins Lane Mill Kate Slingsby
12 
Nuttall Park & the Porritt legacy Gwenda Newton

13 The story of the plaque & stone in Nuttall Park Brenda Richards

15 Major JWS Grant 1824 - 1913 Brenda Richards

17 Scout Moor Quarry Janet Smith
19 Conservation Group report Kate Slingsby
36 - Summer 2009CONTENTS

Page 1 Chairman's report Tony MURPHY

Page 2 Obituary - Ron DECENT

Page 2 Book review - "The Fastest Man — Steeple Jack's Adventures in Lancashire", by Chris Aspin

Page 3 Memories of a brief time at Shepherds Eileen LAMB

Page 3 The history of the proposed Aldi Supermarket site Kath HADDOCK

Page 7 Spring 2009 Conservation Group Report Kate SLINGSBY

Page 8 Ramsbottom Civic Hall

Page 14 Items from the RHS Archive 1 "Humpty Dumpty" C R ECCLES

Page 16 Items from the RHS Archive 2 G F MARKLAND Norma MILLS 

Page 17 A brief history of Metcalfe Bros (Ramsbottom) Ltd (1937 — 1991)
J BARRETT

Page 18 Summerseat Railway Warehouse update
Cover picture:- Vacant Railway Street building which was occupied until recently by T.NT as offices (by John B TAYLOR)
37 - Autumn 2009Contents


Page 1 Chairman's report Tony Murphy

Page 2 Obituaries Nancy Martin
 Elizabeth Morris
Ernest Greaves

Page 3 Conservation Group Report Autumn 2009 Kate Slingsby

Page 5 Harden Moor David C Hil

Page 7 Memories of Peel Tower and Top’o’th’Hill Farm 
 Margaret P Vickers

Page 14 Dr Rhodes Boyson David McKie

Page 15 Shaw’s Grocers (60 Bridge Street) before the Second World War

Page 16 Civic Year of Ramsbottom Urban District Council 1972-73

Page 19 Memories of life on Gollinrod Farm during World War 2 
 Bryan Walsh

Cover Gas lamp standard, Edith Street, Shuttleworth 
 John B Taylor 2009


Centre pages Two Towers Walk John B Taylor 2009
38 - Spring 2010CONTENTS

Page 1 Chairman’s report Tony Murphy

Page 2 Obituaries Alan Hibbert
Walter Mills

Page 3 RHS Photographic Competition 2009 Winners

Page 3 Music Review “Singing for Ramsbottom” Richard W Hall

Page 4 Kibboth Crew - a look at the evidence Kate Slingsby

Page 6 Recollections of Mrs Mary Newborne nee Skelton

Page 7 John Wood (Engineering) Ltd later Woods Engineers (Ramsbottom) Ltd

Page 10 Bills & receipts of John Wood (Engineers) Ramsbottom - part 1

Page 17 Design & Technology

Page 17 Gas Street Lighting, a very short history and a local connection
Graham Twidale
39 - Autumn 2010Contents

Page 1 Chairman's report Tony Murphy

Page 2 Obituary J B Taylor Tony Murphy


Page 2 Holcombe Moor Training Area Jonathan Ali


Page 5 News from the Archives Dave Haddock

Page 10 Conservation Group Report Kate Slingsby

Page 11 Whitelow Hill Excavation Richard Burns

Page 15 Whitelow Hill notes Norman Tyson

Page 17 Park Cottage Elizabeth Duxbury

Page 21John B Taylor 1941 -201 Family and Friends

40 - Spring 2011Page 1 Chairman’s report Tony Murphy

Page 2 Obituaries Norene French 
 Jack Kenneford

Page 3 An appeal 26 March 2011 A Todd, President

Page 3 Those who will, may win

Page 5 RHS Photography Competition 2010

Page 6 Block Printing J E Raynerd

Page 7 John Gray 1801-1872

Page 9 Elizabeth Gray 1799 1877

Page 10 Captain Richard Whittaker Porriit 1910— 1940 Brenda Richards

Page 13 Growing up in Ramsbottom in 1920s and 30s Hilda Barrett
41 - Autumn 2011Contents

Page 1 Chairman’s report Kate Slingsby

Page 2 Obituaries

Page 3 Ramsbottom Miscellanea

Page 5 News from the Archives Dave Haddock

Page 9 News of Kibboth Crew

Page 11 The Archaeology of 18th C water-powered textile mills Dr Michael Nevell

Page 14 Fabric printing

Page 15 The history of the New Jerusalem Church in Ramsbottom Brenda Richards
Page 16 Plantation House, 61 Ramsbottom Lane

Page 18 Memories of a Land Army girl in Shuttleworth George & Ruby Smith

Page 20 The Mango Orchard
42 - Spring 2012Contents

Page 1 Chairman ’s report

Page 2 Local Gardening News 2010 - 20Ï2

Page 6 Bills and Receipts of John Wood (Engineers) Ramsbottom (Part 2)

Page 12 Ramsbottom War News - booklet available

Page 12 Stubbins Printworks / Stubbing Paper Mill Kath Haddock 

Page 16 Obituaries
43 - Autumn 2012CONTENTS

Chairman’s Report page 2

Emily Badger - an appreciation Tony & Joan Murphy page 3

Ramsbottom Heritage Society Extravaganza 12th May 2012 Betty Chapman and lan Chapman page 3

News from the website page 4

2011 Photographic Competition page 5

Conservation Report Andrew Todd page 6

Latest Developments at Turnbull Prints Ltd page 7

Royal Memories Doris Hibbert page 8

Centenary of Holme Mill, Ramsbottom page 9

Ramsbottom Paper Mill Kath Haddock page 13

Ramsbottom Urban District Council (Part 2) page 15

Obituary - W D McClelland page 17


44 - Spring 2013Chairman’s Report Kate Slingsby page 2
Norma Mills – An Appreciation page 2
Joan and Tony Murphy
2012 Photographic Competition page 3
Miss Minnie Hassall Doris Hibbert page 5
An Introduction to Lavender Hills (previously The Cliffe) page 6
and its People Martin Henfield
Colonel Porritt’s Support of a Soldier and his Family page 9
Harold Heys
Ramsbottom Cottage Hospital page 12
Obituaries – Peter Morries, Clyde Tweedale, page 20
Jean Greenhalgh
Guernsey Evacuees: The Forgotten Evacuees of the page 22
Second World War Gillian Mawson
The Civic Hall’s Lamppost page 23
Ramsbottom War News page 23
Summer Walks Programme 2013 page 24
45 - Autumn 2013CONTENTS
RAMSBOTTOM MISCELLANEA – NEWS ITEMS page 2
Chairman’s Report Kate Slingsby page 3
The Bridge Family page 4
Ramsbottom Cottage Hospital Part 2 page 6
Church Fields Evidence Questionnaire, 1991-2011 page 10
Historical evidence of the Commons status of page 12
Church Fields, 1806 Andrew Todd
Reverend Richard Chew and his Ramsbottom Roots page 13
Ramsbottom War News page 18
Ramsbottom Heritage Society’s Photographic Competition page 19
Tony Murphy Linda de Ruijter page 19
Obituaries – Tony Murphy page 20
46 - Spring 2014CONTENTS
Chairman’s Report Kate Slingsby page 2
Ramsbottom Miscellanea - News Items page 3
Ramsbottom Heritage Society Photographic Competition page 5
We will remember them Elizabeth Duxbury page 6
Our Boys Jonathan Ali page 9
The Lost Generation - 1914 Duncan Francis page 11
Leonie Ashworth - A remarkable woman page 11
Kathleen Husband and Anne Shortt
The zeppelin raid on the Rossendale Valley and Bolton page 16
Selected entries from the Holcombe School log book page 21
47 - Autumn 2014CONTENTS
Chairman’s Report Kate Slingsby page 2
Ramsbottom Community Fire Station Open Day page 3
News from the archives page 4
News and Updates page 5
Ramsbottom Heritage Society’s Photograph Competition page 6
Ramsbottom War News page 6
The Belgian Connection Anne Shortt and Kathleen Husband page 7
Ramsbottom Urban District Council enters the 20th Century
(1914 - 1918) page 9
The early years of the local Fire Brigade page 13
Private Harold Monks (1897 - 1915) page 17
The Diagonal Engine by John Wood of Ramsbottom page 19
Your King and Country need you page 20
48 - Spring 2015CONTENTS
Chairman’s Report Kate Slingsby page 2
Ramsbottom Heritage Society Photographic Competition
John Leyland page 3
Recent Website Activity page 5
Brenda Decent page 5
The Church Fields Inquiry - A Response David A.J. Walsh page 6
St Andrew’s Church page 8
Ramsbottom Market Place’s group of listed buildings page 10
Glimpses into the memoirs of James Thomas Rothwell page 15
Grant Arms Bowling Green page 21
Ramsbottom War News page 22
Ramsbottom’s Lost Generation Duncan Francis page 23
Local Research page 23
49 - Autumn 2015CONTENTS
Chairman’s Report Kate Slingsby page 2
Ramsbottom’s Lost Generation Duncan Francis page 4
Ramsbottom’s “Sinkhole” 1915-16 Barbara Park page 5
1908 Ordnance Survey Map of Ramsbottom page 12
Ramsbottom’s “Sinkhole” 1915-16 ( continued) page 14
Ramsbottom War News page 16
The Ramsbottom Observer page 17
Signs of the Times 1878 page 18
Shop Window Competition 2015 page 21
Digitised Maps John Leyland page 24
Local Research page 24
50 - Spring 2016CONTENTS
Chairman’s Report Kate Slingsby page 2
Kate Slingsby - An Appreciation Andrew Todd page 3
Bowling Green Application Refused page 4
Ramsbottom War News page 5
Jubilee Gardens Time Capsule Burial Ceremony Tony Mosedale page 6
News From The Archive page 8
Archaeology Report, Aldi Site, Railway Street, Ramsbottom page 9
Annual Photographic Competition 2015 John Leyland page 13
Stephen Plunkett Duncan Francis page 16
Ramsbottom Lost Generation Part 2 - 1916 page 18
The Provision Of Local Banking Services page 19
Signs of the Times 1878 Brenda Richards page 22
Local Research page 28