Sports, games and fes­tiv­i­ties

Rossendale Free Press - - Memory Lane -

IN this week’s Mem­ory Lane fea­ture we are shin­ing a light on what chil­dren and young peo­ple were do­ing in the Val­ley in years gone by.

Our reg­u­lar nos­tal­gia con­trib­u­tor Peter Fisher has shared with us a se­lec­tion of pic­tures from down the decades.

We have a zip wire ride, a cricket match and a swim­ming gala, girls at a fes­tive fair, a Valen­tine’s dance, and chil­dren ad­mir­ing their pic­tures in the lo­cal li­brary.

Our first pic­ture of the week (top left), shows the Guides’ Valen­tine’s Day dance in Clough­fold.

Next (top right), we have a pic­ture of Bev­er­ley En­twistle and Su­san Moun­tain, all smiles at a Christ­mas fair at Bent­gate School.

Below that (right) is a shot of a swim­ming gala for Bent­gate School.

Be­neath that (right), the pic­ture shows staff and pupils of Bacup and Rawten­stall Gram­mar School at the start of the end of term cricket match.

Next (bot­tom right), there is a snap of chil­dren from Peel Brow CP School, Rams­bot­tom, look­ing at some of their pic­tures which were on dis­play in the town’s li­brary.

Fi­nally (below), we have a shot of the aerial ride at Whi­taker Park, which was at­tract­ing young­sters dur­ing a hol­i­day fort­night.

Do you re­mem­ber what years these pic­tures were taken or have sto­ries and shots of your own to share? Please get in touch.

Many thanks to all our reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tors.

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