HLHS Articles

Swoppin?

Occupying a place on my bookshelf is a slender booklet, now yellowing with age, and there have been several times over the years I have taken it down for a particular reference. The booklet is entitled "The Kings and Queens of England" and it cost ONE PENNY and it was

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Two Halliwell “Alberts” meet again

How strange it is, that despite the passing years from the war, amazing ‘occurrences’, ‘happenings’ and ‘meetings’ take place in the most unusual of circumstances; and though this little episode is not linked to Halliwell history as the Society records, I should like to think it would take its place,

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A line of descent, Sir David Attenborough

Some time ago the Daily Telegraph, in its Weekend Section has been publishing a series of articles by Nick Barratt outlining the family history of certain celebrities including Andrew Flintoff the cricketer, Sir Patrick Moore the astronomer and Kate Moss the model. Of particular interest to Boltonians is the history

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Thomas Greenlees – 1864 to 1949

This account is condensed from information given by his daughter, Mrs. Winifred Crook, herself a distinguished botanist who has a variety of skimmia, which she bred, named after her at Kew. Thomas Greenlees, who was the joint author of ‘Flora in Bolton’, was the youngest of six children of Joseph

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The Ainsworths & St. Peters

A carriage and pair pulled up in front of a terraced house in Nottingham; out of it stepped a gentleman and his wife; they had come to call on my father. It was around the year 1899. For eight or nine years my father had been a curate in the

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Mrs Duxbury’s flags

Recently, whilst looking through back numbers of The Little Piecer, I re-read Albert Winstanley’s article on Halliwell’s Biggest Snowball (Issue 72) where his mother’s warning to ‘keep off Mrs. Duxbury’s flags’ brought a wry smile to my face. Mrs. Duxbury occupied the only house in the very short length of

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Two gravestones to his memory

I would say, without hesitation, that Roger Worthington, who departed this life on 9th July 1709, is the only Baptist Minister to have two gravestones to his memory. But the circumstances for his being so remembered in this way, are indeed, most unusual and fascinating. Not much is really known

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The Wolfendens

Maybe you read in the paper recently about the scheme to build 35 houses at Marsh Fold Lane, Halliwell. There will be 19, 4-bedroom, 11, 3-bedroom and 5, 2-bedroom homes built on the site of the former Marsh Fold Mill. Local residents welcome the scheme for it will rid them

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