Rossendale Free Press 13 July 1889

To be sold by Private Treaty, the capital Confectionary Business now being successfully carried on at 28 King Street, Rawtenstall (opposite the Cemetery gates; an excellent stand for supplying funeral teas &c). For particulars as to prices, apply on the premises.

Bank-street has suffered mostly, on account of the incessant traffic which converges to it even at the quietest seasons of the year. For the last week there has been only room for a single conveyance up one side of the street, and thus those coming in opposite directions have had to wait their turn before they could continue the journey. The complaints of Bank-street tradesmen are not without foundation. There is an element of truth in the assertion of the man who, on returning to Rawtenstall last week said: " When I left here seven years ago they had Bank-street wrong end up, and I see they're still at it." What with laying down the main sewer, making connections with the shops and dwellings on each side, and laying the tram lines, the street has been for the last twelve months practically impassable. When the tram track is finished, the old setts will be replaces, and, after a lull, the street will then have to be paved!

The Season in Rossendale - The hot, dry weather has much affected the crops in rossendale, as elsewhere. We are calling for rain, and the water supplies are getting speedily exhausted. Some of the moorland farmers have to carry their household utensils and seek water for considerable distances. We had a sharp shower or two on Sunday morning, and considerable rain fell on Wednesday and cooled and revived the vegetation; but two or three day's rain will much improve the pastures and meadows, as well as the foliage of the trees. The birds, as a rule are large. Things have been going well, but this spell of dry weather has not improved the root crops, especially turnips and worsels.

Assault at Newchurch - A charge of assault was preferred against Hugh Crane, labourer, of Bridleway. David Caygill, the complainant, said he was in the Volunteer Inn, Newchurch, on the 1st inst., when Crane, without any cause whatever, struck him a violent blow over the eye, cutting him severely. This statement was corroborated by Fred Crabtree, and Crane in excuse admitted striking Caygill, but only, he said, in self-defence. The e magistrates took another view, and imposed a fine of 5s and costs.

Rawtenstall 162-7, Padiham 77 all out.

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