Bacup Times 9 Mar 1889

The 'Rossendale Martyr' will be performed in the Co-operative hall on Saturday March 23rd 1889, for the benefit of the author, Mr Collinge.

The Rossendale Valley Tramways Company, incorporated by the Rossendale Valley Tramways Act 1888, are seeking funds to extend the line from Newchurch to Bacup, the section from Rawtenstall to Newchurch already being open. It is estimated that 1,561,674 passengers would be carried with receipts of £13,014 paying a dividend of 7%.

Having secured an assistant, Mr John F Wilkinson of Cloughfold BA ARSM will be glad to receive young pupils. A limited number of girls would also be taken as pupils. (His assistant was Henry Sudden of Newchurch, Under Graduate, London University).

The guardians of the Haslingden Union are prepared to receive Tenders from persons willing to contract for shaving the inmates twice a week during the ensuring half year, and cutting the hair of such inmates when necessary.

March 10th is 'Hospital Sunday' when collections will be made in churches in support of Manchester Royal Infirmary. Mr J.S. Sutcliffe JP put forward proposals for a cottage hospital in Bacup.

The election of the Board of Guardians for the Haslingden Union takes place this month…In view of the fact that the guardians administer a vast sum of money, and are elected for three years, it behoves the ratepayers in the various townships display more interest in this election than they have in previous years.

On Tuesday evening about 200 young people met at St Mary's School, the evening being spent in the mysteries of pancake making and eating, the proceedings affording considerable amusement.

About £80 is still required to clear the cost of the clock erected in the new tower of St Mary's Church and notwithstanding that the vicar (the Rev J Norris) has recently sent out 140 'begging letters', the sum of £6 has been the only response, and of this £5 was contributed by Mr W Brooks JP and £1 by Mrs Gibson. Oakley. Under those circumstances the vicar contemplates stopping the clock at the end of the present month.

Rossendale FC met Scout & Whitewellbottom in the first round of the Rossendale Charities Cup, with Rossendalt being the winners by twelve goals to one.

On the second instant, at the Baptist Chapel, Cloughfold, by the Rev W Collins Davies BA, Mr James Whittles of Rawtenstall to Miss Sarah Ann Whitam of Cloughfold.

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