Category: History

1970: New Years Do

A convivial moment in the clubroom with some of the players and guests as they await the New Year. Lowerhouse CC players, wives and friends saw in the New Year with a social and dance at...

1898: The 1898 season

By Paul Hargreaves On the back of this photo sent in earlier in the week, Paul has summarised our 1898 season. Lowerhouse were generally in the doldrums in the late-1890’s and 1898 wasn’t an untypical season....

1964: Flood corner

Three views of the ground after the heavy rain which hit Burnley on Saturday 18th July 1964. The scoreboard still shows the total from the previous home match, on 11th July v Ramsbottom, when Lowerhouse bowled...

Weekend Teams update

Saturday Second Eleven versus Ramsbottom (Away) Saturday meet Ramsbottom 11.45am HaggertyAliBithellChirCottamHalsteadJohnstoneNadeemSimmStuartYorke-Robinson Sunday vs Crompton Away. Meet 11.45. Same team plus Laraway and Hope added to Saturdays team. Reserves: all Third Eleven Scorers : To be confirmed

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 8

Keep Focused and Carry On: Lancashire League committee meeting minutes 26 April 1944 “In the event of the invasion of the continent by the Allied Forces, the President asked that all the Clubs should make every...

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 7

Baby House For a few years in the mid 1930s Lowerhouse held a fund-raising Carnival.  In 1935 they advertised a Bonny Baby competition, and were staggered to receive more than 300 entries. In 1936 they bravely...

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 6

A spot of bother From Minutes of LHCC Committee meeting 17/10/1934 Resolved that the club pays the bill for damage done by the players to Wright’s chara whilst on their picnic. Damage 12 shillings 6 pence,...

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 5

Thanks for your all your help, but … From LHCC Secretary’s report, on 1933 season (and every other season): “The tea room ladies again receive our most sincere thanks for the handsome profit of £38 3s...

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 4

The mysterious Mr. Smith. 2nd May 1906 Lancashire League Meeting Resolved that Mr. J.C. Turnbull be allowed to play for Rawtenstall under an assumed name (viz E. Smith) And indeed Mr. Turnbull, who had played at...

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 3

The sorry tale of Mrs. Broadbent’s ear. In July 1903, Todmorden’s pro. practising in the nets, hit a ball into Burnley Road and struck Mrs. Broadbent, wife of a Todmorden weaver on the ear, causing her...

1962: Brian Higgins’ Debut

By Anne Cochrane This image, newly added to the Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image website, www.bcthic.org, from the Burnley Express of 30th June, 1962, shows the Lawrie Shield winning Rosegrove Secondary School Cricket team, which includes...

A history of House hat-tricks

With Francois taking a hat-trick he didn’t even know about at the Worsley Cup final 2021, I thought I’d do a bit of research about Lowerhouse hat-tricks. Are they rare? Has anyone got a lot? Who...

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 2

A long and winding road… 5th July 1893 League Committee Minute: Resolved       that best thanks of League be given to Mr. Knowles of Colne for walking to Bacup on July 1st in order to fulfil duty...

Lowerhouse History: Did you know? Part 1

We have a new series of 8 posts, with some amazing contributions from Anne Cochrane – they’ll be coming daily. Did you know? Red House According to the Haslingden club history, “opponents in the early days,...