Dora came from Burnley and lived above the family grocer’s shop in the Daneshouse area of town. She had seven siblings with one being born in Australia where the family lived for a short time before returning to Lancashire. She worked in the cotton industry as a weaver. Dora died a spinster in 1963. A family relation, Ernest from New Zealand, is pictured in service uniform during the Great War. He returned to New Zealand after the war and died Read more>>


Elizabeth Harrison, 1908. ‘Characters’ abounded in the town and Elizabeth was frequently seen in the Manchester Road area. Often given nicknames as a form of affection rather than derision hers was Lady. Postcards on sale in the shop window include Towneley and Extwistle Halls. Jimmy Gannow Top ‘Silly Jimmy’ or ‘Jimmy Gannow Top’ real name James Pilkington was captured on a carte de viste photograph but he also appeared on postcard image of Gannow. Sage of Roggerham The ‘Sage of Read more>>