Rossendale Free Press 20 July 1899

Newchurch Grammar School: Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Buildings by Colonel Le Gendre N. Starkie (R.W.P.G.M. of East Lancashire, & P.G.W. of England) with Full Masonic Honours on Saturday, August 3rd 1889 at 2.30 for 3 pm prompt…All 'Old Boys' are particularly invited to attend and join in the procession, and thus mark their appreciation of this important event in the history of their old school.

The tram line from Waterfoot to Bacup was completed at the close of last week, and was unofficially inspected on Monday last by a Board of Trade Inspector (Major General Hutchinson). The leading officials of the Rawtenstall and Bacup local governing authorities accompanied him. The gallant gentleman - ahem - suggested certain alterations and has intimated that he will come again (in his real official capacity) in a week or so, to formally inspect the ine. It will therefore not be opened for traffic for a week or two.

Rawtenstall has long needed a mid-day delivery of letters, and it is now about to get one. The new arrangement will come into force on Monday next. It will, however, only affect the town proper; the suburbs will only have a morning and evening delivery as heretofore.

Dobbs on the Spree: On Monday at Rawtenstall Police Court, before Messers J.B. Whitehead and H.H. Bolton, George Dobbs (not Blobbs), labourer, Bridleway, Newchurch, was charged at the instance of P.C. Lawtie with having been drunk and disorderly at Cloughfold on Saturday night. Fined 5s and costs.

Rawtenstall 149 for 8, Bacup 25 for 2

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