Rossendale Free Press 14 December 1889

LOST, a Cur Bitch, black with mottled front legs - Finder to take it to Joseph Barnes, farmer, Constablee. Reward.

St Michael's Church, Lumb. Church Improvement and Vicarage Building Debt. A Large Sale of work and Christmas Tree will be held in the church School on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 19th, 20th and 21st, 1889 under the distinguished patronage of The Rt Hon the Marquis of Hartington, MpP, The Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of Manchester and the Clergy and Gentry of the district. the sale of work will be Opened on Thursday at 2pm by Captain Patrick, Cloughfold.

Entertainment - The concert in the Co-operative Hall last Saturday evening but he Aeolian choir was a miserable failure in point of attendance, but from a musical standpoint it was excellent. the choir sang splendidly, and the performances of "the boy violinist" are particularly well executed. It is regrettable that the choir should have been so ill supported on their first visit to Rawtenstall.

Rossendale, unfortunately, contributed its full quota of victims in the railway accident which occurred late on Saturday night between Manchester and Bury, when three trains collided. Amongst the slightly injured were Mr Arthur Kenyon, Brynbella; Mr Harold Hardman, Cliffe Tower; Mr Hibbert, solicitor, Bacup and Mr Robert Taylor, the post office, Rawtenstall. The stoker of the train, Mr Abraham Riley, Bacup, who leaves a widow and one child, was found lying dead in the debris. the others are all said to be doing well.

We are still in the dark as to the incorporation of the Rawtenstall Local Board district. It will be remembered that at the last meeting of Her Majesty's Privy Council the consideration of the appeal was adjourned until their next meeting. That event occurred on Thursday last, but up to a late hour last night we were unable to ascertain whether or not the Privy Council had considered the application and ordered the grant to be gazetted. We did not anticipate that an affair of this importance would be felt with in haste, but we were certainly unprepared for this long and anxious delay in arriving at a decision.

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