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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 have been converted to pdf files and can be viewed for free. As these have been scanned in from the original documents, the content may not be 100% accurate, but hopefully this will be improved with time. If anyone would like to help in proof-reading the magazines, please contact us.

There is also an index of the first 25 magazines

NumberPdf file
Contents
Index
RHS magazine_indexReferences and the magazine number and page
1 - June 1990
FOREWORD: THE RAMSBOTTOM HERITAGE SOCIETY, 1987-90 ORIGINS -
Andrew Todd

3 - MAY 1990 - SOCIETY UP-DATE FROM THE SECRETARY

Dorothy Moss

4 THE IRWELL VALLEY FORUM - Judith Appleby

5 April 1990 - NEWS FROM THE ARCHIVE - Brenda Decent

6 MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD IN NUTTALL WRITTEN BY

HILDA FRENCH


7 MEMORIES OF BOYHOOD c 1912-20

8THE HISTORICAL SEEDS OF THE LOCAL

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETIES

9 THE PRINTERS' SOCIETY, HOLCOMBE

11 ONE DAY?

2 - Winter 1990, Spring 1991
Page
1. Editorial

3.Heritage Centre Update

4 Heritage Centre Highlights

5 Annual Photo Competition

7 Archives

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

9 Extracts from the Diary of a Dedicated Gardener

11 A Monumental Task

12 Competition
Ramsbottom Recollections

12 Childhood in Stubbins Lane in the Early 1920s

13 Ramsbottom's Iron Railings

14 The Shuttleworth Road Dispute, 1836-9 

3 - Summer 1991
Page
1. Editorial Barbara PARK
3. Ramsbottom Model Railway Club - History in Miniature Harry DENNIS
4. Photographers in Focus Brenda DECENT
5. Heritage Centre A Helper
6. Ramsbottom's Iron Railings
6. The Rooks of Ramsbottom John SYKES
7. Datestone Competition
8. The 5th Annual Photographic Competition John LEYLAND
9. The Ramsbottom Oil Rig - and other items from the Archive Brenda DECENT
10.      The Swinging 60s - Cliff RICHARD visits Ramsbottom
11.        Journeys down Memory Lane Edith ROBINSON
12.       Boundaries & Backwaters Jan BARNES
13.       The Female Friendly Society Barbara PARK
14.       John SPENCER's Hazelhurst Engraving Works Andrew TODD
15.        The Courthouse, Holcombe Stuart JACKSON

4 - Winter 1991/ Spring 1992
5 - Summer 1992
6 - Winter 1992
7 - Summer 1993
8 - Winter 1993
9 - Summer1994
10 - Winter 1994
11 - Summer 1995
12 - Winter 1995
13 - Summer 1996
14 - Spring 1997
15 - Autumn 1997
16 - Spring 1998
17 - Autumn 1998
18 - Spring 1999
19 - Spring 2000
20 - Autumn 2000
21 - Spring 2001
22 - Autumn 2001
23 - Spring 2002
24 - Spring 2003
25 - Autumn 2003CONTENTS

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
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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

6 Memories of Kenyon Street Tom Barrett

8 Ramsbottom Mill - the Most Powerful Mill in the Valley, but
where is it now? Kate Slingsby

14 D - Day 60th Anniversary Alan and Doris Hibbert

16 Hazlehurst School - 100 not out Douglas Hartley

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?

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

Magazines 41 - 55