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Isabella’s family moved around east Lancashire but finally settled in Goodshaw. Isabella was born in 1892 into a Baptist household and spent most of her life in this part of Lancashire. The collection reflects her family and locality. Isabella married Fred in 1918 and the couple had one child, Nora, who also got the collecting bug. 

The family relationship between the senders and Isabella was a complicated one. Both cards were sent from Colne to Goodshaw by Sarah and Jennina (Nina). Our house was ‘Green Bank’ where the two workmen are passing. 

Isabella’s family lived at Goodshaw Fold after moving from the Colne area in the mid 1860s. For a history of the chapel see http://www.rossendale- fhhs.org.uk/files/rawtenstall_churches/church_005.html

The ‘spewing duck’ is well known and listed https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1072763

The coal mine owners came to dominate the industry on the Burnley coalfield and used their wealth for the benefit of the town.

Ivy Cottage remains in Crawshawbooth. For a modern view see google maps.