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Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Childhood - Schools

The wonders of nature are probed during a lesson in flower-dissecting, under the guiding eye of Mr. Eric Pearson (Biology master).

Views: 19,041    Year: 1959     4 Comments

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Childhood - Schools

Led by Stuart Bennett (Captain), right, the cross-country team returns from a practice run around the nearby country-side.

Views: 177,083    Year: 1959     824 Comments

Burnley Grammar School

Burnley Grammar School
Childhood - Schools

Engineers of tomorrow, under the eye of Mr. J. H. Morton (Metal Work instructor), use a micrometer on a lathe. From left, David Riley, David Yanik and Colin Chapman.

Views: 18,804    Year: 1959     7 Comments

Burnley Grammar School

Burnley Grammar School
Childhood - Schools

There's pleny of room in the modern-styled gymnasium for muscle developing, where the boys are supervised by Mr. R. Parry, the physical education instruction.

Views: 761,289    Year: 1959     2717 Comments

Early Motoring

Early Motoring
Childhood - Playing Out

A young David Pilkington test drives an old Austin.

Views: 12,172    Year: 1958     2 Comments

Using a Safety Harness

Using a Safety Harness
Transport - Road

Driver and passengers fitted with safety harness. Such harness can often protect a car's occupants from what would otherwise have been a fatal accident.

Views: 11,080    Year: 1958

Not everyone wants to watch...

Not everyone wants to watch...
Childhood - Playing Out

...jumping, even at a horse show. While the rest of the crowd were wasting their time applauding the entrants this youngster found much more important work filling all the empty mineral bottles and tea containers he could find.

Views: 11,156    Year: 1958     1 Comment

Car crash, Manchester

Car crash, Manchester
Transport - Road

Strangely enough, although five were injured, no one was killed in this 1957 pile-up which took place on Princess Parkway, Northenden, Manchester.

Views: 13,797    Year: 1958

Fulwood Counry Secondary School

Fulwood Counry Secondary School
Childhood - Schools

Instruction from the expert, Miss Hilary Peet, physical education mistress, who plays netball for Lancashire and who is also a member of the County swimming team.

Views: 32,673    Year: 1958     117 Comments

Fleetwood Grammar School

Fleetwood Grammar School
Childhood - Schools

In the bright and cheery domestic science room, the girls are taught the art of cooking and other kitchen "chores" by Miss P. Green (third from right).

Views: 19,950    Year: 1958     6 Comments

Railway Street, Brierfield, 1957

Railway Street, Brierfield, 1957
Streets, Buildings etc - Streets

Once a bustling thoroughfare packed with shoppers. Nowadays the traders find it tough going, but they feel the corner has been turned.

Views: 13,308    Year: 1957     1 Comment

Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal
Transport - Canals

A view of No. 9 Dock, looking towards the city centre. The large building at the head of this dock is No. 2 Grain Elevator, which has a storage capacity of 40,000 tons. The dock is equipped with the most up-to-date cargo-handling facilities in the country.

Views: 14,436    Year: 1957     1 Comment

Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal
Transport - Canals

The pride of the Manchester Ship Canal Co - the Queen Elizabeth II Dock, the largest oil dock in Britain. Opened by the Queen in January, 1954, it covers an area of nineteen acres, and is both longer and wider than Trafalgar Square.

Views: 10,974    Year: 1957     1 Comment

Women's Cricket

Women's Cricket
Sport - Cricket

No wonder they were smiling. This was the Bolton team after they had crushed a Preston women's eleven by a fine display of all-round cricket.

Views: 9,494    Year: 1956

Women's Cricket

Women's Cricket
Sport - Cricket

The Preston team had spent a busy time in the field as Bolton's opening pair rattled up a stand of eighty-six. But a cup of tea worked wonders and cheered them up.

Views: 8,955    Year: 1956

Women's Cricket

Women's Cricket
Sport - Cricket

Ninety-seven for five - and Bolton declare. Dorothy Pilling, who also plays for the county eleven, and Doreen Howarth return to the pavilion with the Preston fielders.

Views: 11,092    Year: 1956     2 Comments

'Grandmother Lancashire'

'Grandmother Lancashire'
House & Home - Chores

Grandmother Eliza Ridgeway, 92 years old from the Bacup area, cleaning a rug in shawl and pinny.

Views: 12,264    Year: 1956     4 Comments

Test Match Victories

Test Match Victories
Childhood - Playing Out

Test Match Victories may be won on the 'playing fields' off the Caledonian Road in North London, but it would be better for the children if the stumps were set in green fields.

Views: 11,615    Year: 1954     3 Comments

Play Street

Play Street
Childhood - Playing Out

Forbidding traffic to use the streets helps to save life and limb, but the provision of some forty play streets in London is no real solution to the problem.

Views: 12,803    Year: 1954     2 Comments

Skipping

Skipping
Childhood - Playing Out

Paving stones are a poor substitute for the green grass of real playing fields. Railings are useful for holding one end of the skipping rope, but passers-by interrupt the game.

Views: 12,207    Year: 1954

Orrell Blacksmith, 75 year old Sam Cadman

Orrell Blacksmith, 75 year old Sam Cadman
Work - Blacksmith

The last of the Orrell Blackmiths is seventy-five-year-old Sam Cadman, who is gamely carrying on the home industry in a small smithy behind his cottage in Church Street.

Views: 12,905    Year: 1954     1 Comment

At the Coal Face

At the Coal Face
Work - Mining

A miner hard at work in 1951.

Views: 16,136    Year: 1951     1 Comment

Living Room

Living Room
House & Home - Family Life

A typical living room of the early 1950s.

Views: 15,120    Year: 1951     3 Comments

The Quiet Game of 'Tig'

The Quiet Game of 'Tig'
Childhood - Playing Out

"And O-U-T spells OUT". Counting-out rhymes are often relics of tribal mumbo-jumbo, magical rites like casting lots. Sometimes they imitate numerals of forgotten languages.

Views: 11,586    Year: 1950     1 Comment

'O Then She Was a Lady and This is the Way She Went...'

'O Then She Was a Lady and This is the Way She Went...'
Childhood - Playing Out

The imitation game, performed by the rising talent of the play-streets. Half-a-dozen smashing impersonations of really smashing people, completed in as many minutes.

Views: 12,936    Year: 1950     1 Comment