Rossendale Free Press 1 June 1889

Rawtenstall v Accrington. Rawtenstall were 97 all out, Accrington won by over 50 runs.
Newchurch Wesleyans v Whitewell Bottom, Newchurch 41 all out (Whitehead top scorer with 15), Whitewell Bottom 39 all out (Whitehead 8 wickets for 9 runs).

WANTED, a CHOIRMASTER for St Nicholas Parish Church, Newchurch. Applications stating terms to be sent in not later than Tuesday, June 4th 1889 Addressed JAMES BOWNESS, Scout House, Newchurch.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION…ALL THAT WELL-ACCUSTOMED BEERHOUSE known by the sign of the Friendship Inn, being No 8, Baron Street, Hareholme in the Township of Newchurch and also in the occupation of John Foden.

The Liberal Unionists of Rossendale opened their new club in the old Free Press offices on Saturday last. Mr Thomas Brooks, JP, performed the ceremony, and in common with Sir Joseph C. Lee and others, took occasion to deliver an address on the importance of remaining firm in their opposition to Home Rule.

WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL, CLOUGHFOLD. The anniversary of the above Sunday School was celebrated last Sunday, when two sermons were preached - morning and evening - by the Rev N. W. Tomlinson of Burnley. In the afternoon, an address to parents, teachers, scholars and friend, was given by the same gentleman. special hymns were well sung, and the 'Hallelujah' chorus was nicely rendered isn the afternoon and evening.

THUNDERSTORM IN ROSSENDALE. Since Monday there has been a considerable amount of rain in Rossendale, with warm winds and high temperatures…all our migrants have arrived, but swallows and martins are yet scarce.

A Drunken Tramp - For being drunk and disorderly at Newchurch at eight o'clock on Friday night, Jonathan Ghent, a labourer of no fixed residence, was sent to gaol for [illegible] days in default of paying a fine of 5s. P.C. Worsley stated the case.

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