1923: John Cuffe

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The universally applauded appearance of Stan Heaton on Sky Sports recently prompted an interesting enquiry from Pat Rodgers a teacher from New South Wales.  Pat is writing a book about

1976: Don Smiths Diary

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Clive Spencer has sent in the below for the archive. He said: Having a tidy out and came across an old Burnley Express for 15 June1976. Not a lot worth

1941: Home Guard vs Lowerhouse

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In April 1980, the Express ran some retro articles about pre-war amateur sport, particularly cricket and football, and about Burnley during the war years, which prompted readers to send in

1980: From the Archive Part 2

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By Stan Heaton The Express Cup was a competition organised by the Express Group of Newspapers covering our area viz. Colne Times, Nelson Leader and Burnley Express. The competition began

1956: Salked Retires

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Another one for the archive sent in by Burnley Civic Trust – Albert Salkeld retires as chairman in December 1956.

1958: Lowerhouse Sign Sohoni

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Two more pieces for the archive today, date from 1958 with our professional Ranga Sohoni. He appeared in four Tests for India but in his only year at Lowerhouse managed

1980: From the Archive

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Following hard on the heels of Roger Bromley’s wonderful podcast we feature two photographs from the 1980 season showing Roger in full bowling pomp in an express Cup game. The season

1880: Lowerhouse Fold

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Roger Bromley has sent in the below photo he found of Lowerhouse Fold in 1880. Stan commented: “First recorded record of the Hope family eagerly awaiting the gates to open

1995: Lowerhouse still in debt

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A sombre read from the Lancashire Evening Telegraph in 1995. LOWERHOUSE CC continued their financial progress with a profit of £1,850 last year. But treasurer David Wren says everything in

1975: From the Archive

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By Stan Heaton Post script – from the 1974 archive   As mentioned, – Alan Holden was missing from the team photo. The reason being that the photo was taken on