Rossendale Free Press 29 June 1889

Sion Baptist Chapel, Cloughfold. School sermons, July 14th 1889. Preacher Dr Lorimer of Chicago.

Rawtenstall Fair closes to-night. The weather during the week has been delightfully fine, and the attendance large. As prophesied last week, however, the amount of money which has changed hands has been very unsatisfactory to the showmen, who one and all deplore the conflict of the Whitsuntide holidays with fair time. The pot market is strained; customers are shy at shooting galleries, which bullet-ined a decline of two-and-a-half per cent at the close of yesterday's proceedings, and an expectant and very uneasy feeling prevails in hobby-horse circles. The tendency in ice cream is still downwards, and swinging boats are the only things that may safely be relied upon to go up.

Sion Baptist Chapel, Cloughfold. The work of cleaning and re-beautifying this chapel is now almost completed, and it is expected that it will be opened for worship on Sunday next, the week before the 'sermons'. The walls and ceiling have been re-painted the same style as before, the pews re-varnished and the beading of the panels in front of the gallery re-guilded, the panels themselves being well cleaned. It is fourteen years since the chapel was painted before.

Candidate for the free church ministry - Mr Joseph Stott, of Cloughfold, has during the past two days been before the examiners undergoing his final examination for admission to the Methodist Free Church training college at Crescent Range, Manchester, but the results will not be mar known for a long time yet. The number of candidates this year is considerable.

Accident at the Royal Hotel - On Wednesday evening a young man named John Faraday, employed as porter at the Royal Hotel, was going down some back steps when he fell and broke one of his legs in two places. Dr Coutts attended and set the limb, and he was afterwards conveyed home.

Accrington 217 for 3, Rawtenstall 80 for 8.

Some uneasiness was caused on Tuesday by a rumour which gained currency to the effect that a man named Joseph Ashworth Nuttall, better known as " Joe Guess', had been found drowned in the reservoir at Clowbridge. Such was the effect the rumour produced that many persons declined to use for drinking purposes water from the mains supplied from Clowbridge. but on enquiry the same day the rumour was proved to be without foundation…

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