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REV RON GREENALL: World War II, plays and shipping routes

St George and William Shakespeare dominate my first two pictures and comments.

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REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

In my recent post came my first picture from a Burnley reader following on some of my comments about the Industrial Revolution in Lancashire .

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Rev refs April 2 2018

REV RON GREENALL: Iron theme to my latest memories

Firstly a couple of new points for a new month. It was in this week in 1721 that Sir Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister of Britain.

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IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Rev Ron March 26 elephants crossing the tram lines in Blackpool, Rivington Pike, Scorton Station, Kendal and Preston Canal, toy projector

REV RON GREENALL: Getting ready for Easter

My first picture today is not a trick leading up to April Fool’s day on April 1.

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The magnificent Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham is the setting for a 50th anniversary art exhibition.

Artists celebrate golden jubilee with anniversary exhibition

A group of students, who got together while attending classes at college, are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

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Rev Ron March 13 Garstang cubs and scouts in 1940 did their bit for the war effort in collecting salvage, old Kodak box camera with the caption on it, 13th Preston St. Thomas' Scout Whit camp to Wray Castle in the Lakes, true to life picture of Windy Street, people responding in 1941 to a WVS scrap metal for aircraft and general salvage campaign. 'L'plate

REV RON GREENALL: Lancashire weather, scouts, cubs and sayings

I never know what to expect from you when I ask for loan photographs in our wide readership area.

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Wren Aircraft made at Dick Kerr Factory, Spitfire Blackpool Prom, Fulwood Scouts group, Billy Salesman, Blackpool, Lancashire mug and the moon

REV RON GREENALL: Taking a quick flight into Blackpool before an escape to the land of nod

When I was a child the word “spitfire” was so emotive.

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Lamb Row, Whalley Road, Sabden

Changing face of village set to be showcased in pictures

The changing face of a closeknit community will be shown in a special exhibition later this month.

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Rev reflections with Canon Ron Greenall February 27 2018 Goosnargh school taking part is 'Business is brilliant' Grand National at Aintree, old Robin Starch advert on a Hansom cab, one-strap clog,  iconic Leyland van and Bay Horse Station

REV RON GREENALL: Clattering clogs and days in the mill

I am horsing about in some of my first offerings to you today but first a picture for you from my old archive stable.

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Rev Ron Feb 19 PE memories, shoe polish, Blackpool front and tower facts

REV RON GREENALL: Every picture tells a story

First of all, a few facts about what happened in this week in times past that has relevance for us today.

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REV RON GREENALL: Tall stories from Lancashire but always true

REV RON GREENALL: Tall stories from Lancashire but always true

I’m asked if I tell you tall stories in these articles – the answer is no, for I deal in facts not fiction.

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Some of the class of 1969 from Burnley's St John's RC Primary School are set to be reunited in September.

Nostalgic school photographs reunites classmates for first time in four decades

Old school photographs posted on social media received over 200 comments in one evening.
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Blackpool link road, watched by civic officials in 1986. The road follows the old railway line to the site of Central Station and is named after Lancashire County Council surveyor Harry Yeadon (far left), it was opened on the 3rd January 1986. Louise Ellman in light coloured coat

Today's suffragettes: ‘I was very determined to make a difference’

Voting Louise Ellman into office was a ground-breaking moment for women in the North West - the first female leader of Lancashire County Council.
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Noah's Ark pictured here in the 80s was launched in 1922

IN PICTURES: Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the 80s and 90s

Most adults who grew up in the North West will have fond memories of childhood visits to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
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Few images remain of Burnley before the age of the camera

Whilst Burnley has a magnificent collection of photographic images of the town, and the district around it, the same can’t be said of pre-photographic images: drawings, paintings etc.

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Rev Ron reverent reflections January 22 Avenham Park, Preston Railway Station, cotton mill postcard, Humber Hawk car advert, cleveley's cub scouts, telephone box and big ben''Nicola Jaques

REV RON GREENALL: A step back in time at Preston Railway Station

A lot of comments have been made and written recently about the new Butler Street entrance to Preston Railway Station.

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Wally and Howard Talbot: a lifetime capturing Lancashire through a lens

One of the finest collections of photographs of Lancashire in the last century is being preserved for future generations.

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Rev Ron reflections Jan 15 2018 Avenham Park ice skating, St Walberghs steeple, Preston, Ribble Valley bus Preston to Longridge, cotton reel projects, Spangles advert and box cart

REV RON GREENALL: Recycling times and a sweet piece of Preston nostalgia

We all know the phrase “You’re skating on thin ice.”

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Rev Ron January 2 2018 - morning window knocker

REV RON GREENALL: January mornings and the changing face of the alarm clock

It is hard to get up and to work on time these cold January mornings, and my first nostalgic picture is a sight familiar in my childhood.

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