Bacup Times 30 March 1889

To the electors of Rawtenstall Local Board North Ward:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg leave to ask all ratepayers to do me the honour of giving me their votes and in return I promise to make it my duty to study their interests and will aim at curtailing all rates to the best of my aibility.
Your most humble servant, James Heap.

The treasurer of the Bacup Hospital Saturday fund is pleased to acknowledge donations…including 15s 0d from the L&YR Co goods department and 9-13-0 from Ebenezer Baptist Chapel.

Wanted: a steady Man as CARTER; must be a fair scholar and a good horseman. Apply Samuel Whittaker & Sons, Orchard Works, Waterfoot.

Mr Henry Maden donated the sum of £3 3s to the Rossendale Sunday School Union to help defray the costs of hosting the annual meetings of the Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire Associations of Sunday School Unions at Longholme Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rawtenstall.

Mr William Ashworth, late manager of the Bacup Co-operative Store, was invited to deliver a paper on 'Judaism and Christianity' to the Bible Class and Theological Debating Society. He actually spoke on 'The social condition of the masses' and was apparently well received.

Three cuckoos were seen in Rossendale this week…snipe are also more numerous than usual but have not commenced to drum.

Bury beat Rossendale united FC by three goals to one, with Rossendale having had two goals disallowed.

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