48-hour marathon raised char­ity cash

Accrington Observer - - LOOKING BACK -

FOOT­BALLERS took part in a 48-hour marathon event to raise money for char­ity.

Young­sters at Nor­den School in Rish­ton played from Fri­day night to Sun­day tea time in aid of can­cer re­search, top.

The event, held in the 1970s, was or­gan­ised by PE mas­ter Stu­art Lees and raised about £150.

The Ob­server com­mem­o­rated the re­tire­ment of St John’s Church or­gan­ist Harold Mar­shall, who stepped down after 42 years of ser­vice, above. Over the years the RAF vet­eran also played the or­gan at Black­burn Cathe­dral and at a gar­ri­son church 7,000ft up in the Hi­malayas.

About 70 chil­dren were kept spell­bound by a ma­gi­cian at their Christ­mas party at Baxenden Con­ser­va­tive Club, above right. There was also a party tea and a visit from Fa­ther Christ­mas.

Our fi­nal pic­ture this week shows an­other Christ­mas party, at St Au­gus­tine’s Church in Huncoat, right, by the Su­dall Av­enue and En­field Chil­dren’s Re­cre­ation Com­mit­tee.

We want to fea­ture your old pho­tos of Hyn­d­burn – email them to ac­cringtonob­server@ men­media.co.uk.

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