48-hour marathon raised charity cash
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.
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