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Rossendale Branch Newsletter September 2000

Computer Group

Members are reminded that the Society has a Computer Group based at Chorley. Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. It is a small self help group of mixed abilities. A charge of 50p a month is made, this is used to build up a collection of CD roms for members to use. Meetings are held at Ron Chapman's house, 33 The Meadows, Heskin.

*** Sorry - only one page this month. I have been on holiday.

Curious Place Names

On a recent visit to Rawtenstall Library to check the 1851 census. I was amused at the insalubrious place names in this Township:

Sod Heights, Pis Gate, Slack Bottom, Pinch Clough are just a few examples.

Coming events, talks, conferences, exhibitions.

Local History Fair. Accrington Town Hall

Saturday September 16th. 10.00am - 3.oopm Sunday September 17th. 11.00am - 3.00pm

"On the Map" Sunday September 17th.

Local maps of Rossendale & Lancashire.

National Heritage Week. Rossendale Groundwork.

Contact Lesley Bloor 01706 211421.

"Looking at Churches."

Thursday September 28th 7.30pm 50p

Rossendale Museum 01706 226509

Family History Fair. Preston Guild Hall. Saturday 28th October 10.00am - 4.00pm


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