A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories

Heart of Lancashire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Gisburn, Main Street 1921' appears in this book.

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The road running through the village is the A59 from Clitheroe to Skipton. Note the New Inn on the left of the picture, and how large the name-board of the publican was. The village policeman in his cape stands in the middle of the road. Guy of Gisburn, of Robin Hood fame, was said to have come from this village. In 1260 a charter was granted to the Abbot of Sawley Abbey to hold a fair in Gisburn. The width of the street shows that the village was laid out with room for the country market that was once held here, with stalls on the cobbles either side. Some of the cottages go back to the 1500s. The local lords were the Lister family, many of whom lie in the small village church.

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Other Memories from Gisburn

I have a photo of myself stood on the Commercial par park. I now live on that same car park known now as Travellers Court. Back then Gisburn had 4 public houses, a Natwest Bank, a butchers, a pottery shop, Rose Ally, a post office/grocery shop and car boot sales on the Auction. Quite a busy village then.

Which years did you live in Gisburn??

I lived with my mum and dad and sister at the old station house.

Does anybody reading this remember Tom Varley's steam museum/bonfire nights in the big brick barn with the music from the engines and parch peas, hotpots and bonfire on top of the hill. Or the little pool in the first static field in the bottom left corner. Or the outside toilet blocks with the handringer outside and big pot sinks that sometimes small children were washed in. My memories of Todber ...see more

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