The Statue of Alice Nutter.
Alice Nutter of Roughlee, One of twelve marched in chains from the pendle area to Lancaster. One of eleven tried at Lancaster Casle and one of ten hanged. The crime "witchcraft"
Odeon Cinema, Gunsmith Lane, Burnley, Lancashire
Located on the corner of Gunsmith Lane (today renamed Church Street) and Yorkshire Street. Built and operated by the Oscar Deutsch chain of Odeon Theatres Ltd. The Odeon Burnley opened on 28th August 1937 with Gary Cooper in "The Plainsman". The facade had a typical ‘Odeon’ house style, with cream faiance tiles and a slender fin tower which had the Odeon name across the top. The auditorium ran parallel to Church Street, and contained seating for 1,404 in the stalls and 732 in the circle. A…
Curzon Street’s busy history
I have brought this article forward. I had intended to publish it later in the year but, last week, I was contacted by a lady who said she had enjoyed a Peek into the Past, as I had written about “the days when the horse was supreme”.
This is Padiham Road at its junction with Accrington Road, Trafalgar Street and Westgate, with John Watts clock visible in the background. This part of Padiham Road is now known as Westway and the shops have been demolished. Another view of this junction, showing the demolished shops. The pharmacy business of J. A. Barlow stood at the junction of Padiham Road and Accrington Road and had a splendid display of glass jars, containing various coloured liquids. This is Padiham Road at its…
Built in the middle of the 16th century the Old Sparrow Hawk Inn had an adjoining house and a blacksmiths behind it. It was demolished in 1890 and replaced by a new building in 1896. The group of people gather outside as the Inns contents are auctioned off. The church wardens of saint Peters conducted the auction and helped provide refreshments.