Rossendale Free Press 15 June 1889

WANTED, a Certificated MASTER for the Townsend-fold Mixed School; salary £85 per annum and one-fifth Government Grant. Applications stating age, experience and qualifications, with copies of recent testimonials, to be sent to me not later than June 29th. Edwin Barlow, Clerk, Edenfield, Bury, Lancashire.

The pastorate of the Unitarian Chapel, Rawtenstall, rendered vacant nearly twelve months ago by the retirement of the Rev H Hill, will probably be filled at an early date. The Rev Wm Matthews, of Bristol - who, it may be remembered, occupied the position about twelve years ago - has been cordially invited to again accept the pastorate, and it is hoped by all and believed by many that he will accept the trust. The Rev H Hill, we are glad to learn, has recovered and accepted a call to the pastoral of the Sandsdown Road Unitarian Church, Stroud, Gloucester. Stroud is a place about the size of Rawtenstall, if we remember aright, and is one of the most charmingly picturesque towns in England.

An outbreak of ;euro-pneumonia is reported in the neighbourhood of Lumb. On Wednesday ten cows were slaughtered at Bank End Farm.

On Saturday the Goodshaw Church Rambling Class had their second ramble of the season, a visit being paid to the quarries at Cloughfold, belonging to Mr Brooks…the top of the hill being reached after a hard pull. The first place of interest visited was the scrubbing mill, where the stones are scrubbed and polished…[after visiting Cragg and Dean quarries] the party now thought it high time they retraced their steps, but to their surprise no one knew the way…

During the week two splendid marble monuments have been erected in the graveyard adjoining the Wesleyan Chapel, Newchurch. the monuments are of exceptionally fine workmanship, and have been executed by Mr J Hargreaves, sculptor, of Bacup.

Rawtenstall 102 all out, Haslingden 205-6

A petition in support of the Bill for Sunday closing now before Parliament has been numerously signed by the Wesleyans of Rawtenstall during the past few weeks, and will shortly be forwarded to Lord Hartington for presentation.

Elizabeth Bridge, grocer, Bacup road, Cloughfold, was fined 5s and costs for having in her possession on Tuesday the 16th inst, when the shop was visited by Superintendent Higginbotham, a pair of flour scales seven drams out of balance and against the purchaser.

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