52 residents # 47 Good Deeds

Local resident Bathsheba Davenport left income from shares and rents in her will t(in 1893) o the children of her niece and nephew 'as many of them as may be blind'.

And if none were blind then the money went at 5 shillings per week to 'such blind persons' whom her Trustees thought were 'deserving objects' attending a chapel of church in Cloughfold, Mill End, Newchurch and Waterfoot and the Congregational Chapel at Bacup.

The charity was wound up in 2007. It is unclear if any monies were paid out, or to whom.