Anne Cochrane offered to put some stuff up in Burnley Library about LHCC from 1914-1918 but they offered her the Gallery Downstairs (aka a corridor) with 24 ft wall space, and it seemed rude not to fill it!
We have our first Lowerhouse exhibition!
So as from now until end of November there is a display telling the story of the early days of both club and League; how they got through 1914-18, including profiles of some men who were lost, and others who came back and carried on, plus highlights of 2004-2018, looking towards the future.
The gallery is downstairs as you go in the Library, there is a lift. You don’t have to be a Lowerhouse or even cricket fan to find it interesting, hopefully. Please take a look!
LOWERHOUSE CRICKET CLUB
“STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS”
A DISPLAY CELEBRATING THE VILLAGE CRICKET CLUB, ESTABLISHED BY MEN FROM THE LOWERHOUSE COTTON MILLS IN 1862, WHICH BECAME A FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE
(WORLD REKNOWNED!) LANCASHIRE LEAGUE.
HOW THEY KEPT THE FLAME OF CRICKET ALIVE DURING THE DARK DAYS OF WORLD WAR ONE, AND FOR ALMOST 90 YEARS MORE BEFORE THEY FINALLY WON A MAJOR TROPHY.
Here’s a sneak peak