Rossendale Free Press 18 May 1889

Rawtenstall Brass Band. A Great Brass Band Contest and Gala will take place on the Football Field, Rawtenstall, on Saturday, May 18th, 1889. £25 will be awarded in Prizes, and 21 Bands will compete.

Mr Henry Harwood, of Cloughfold, whilst thanking his friends and patrons for past support, begs to remind them that he still continues the Agency for the Clitheroe and Buxton Lime, and he can supply any quantity at a few day's notice.

Wanted, by two sisters, bedroom and sitting room (without board) within easy reaching distance of Cloughfold station. Apply "C", Free Press Office.

If the condition of local trade and of the wage-earning classes may be gauged by the extent to which they support local religious institutions, things are in a perceptibly better condition than they were a year ago. the amounts realised at the annual sermons at most churches and chapels in the district are considerably in excess of last year.
Candidate for the Ministry. Mr Joseph Stott, of Cloughfold, passed the preliminary examination for admission to the Methodist Free Church Training college which was recently held at Rochdale.

Cloughfold Baptist Chapel. Sion Baptists Chapel, Cloughfold, will be closed for public worship during the next few weeks, whilst the work of cleaning, re-painting and decorating the chapel will be proceeded with. It was placed in the hands of Mr Joseph Whitehead, painter, Newchurch, on Monday last and the work will probably occupy seven or eight weeks. In the meantime worship will be conducted in the schoolroom.

On Saturday the first rounds of six-a-side football contest were played on the Rossendale football group, Dark Lane. Prizes to the value of £14 10s were offered for competition.

Wm Litton, factory operative, Helmshore, was charged with travelling on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co. without ticket.

John Brennan, farmer, was summoned by PC Ditchfield for having a milk cart in use without the owner's name upon it. Defendant said his name was written on child in the cart, so that a blind man could almost read it. He was ordered to pay the costs, and get a proper name-plate put on his cart.

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