Tagged: 1914

Lest we forget.

Part of the current display “On the Shoulders of Giants” at Burnley Library, has the stories of some of the men from Lowerhouse CC who went to war and didn’t come home, and happier stories of those who did. William Whittaker was mourned as one of the finest cricketers the...

The 1914 Bazaar Programme

We are proud to be able to show you a fully digital version of the programme from the 1914 Bazaar. We, luckily have 2 original copies of this in our archive, which are nearly 105 years old. You can view or download the digital copy below. Thanks to Anne Cochrane...

Bazaar – Postscript and aftermath.

The Bazaar was a very successful event. However,  Arthur Dugdale’s warning came true, in a way, for  at the AGM on 2.3.1915, “owing to wretched support at matches and the unfortunate circumstances towards the close of the cricket season” the club made a loss of £78 on the 1914 season....

Three Bazaar Days, Success, Hopes and Fears

Three Bazaar Days, Success, Hopes and Fears (including some words of warning, and a hint of what was to come.) Each day was opened by a different prominent guest, and chaired by a local Councillor.   As befitted his status as President of the Club, the first session on Thursday 16th...

1914 – Billy Cook took all 10 wickets!

Paul Kaye has been in touch after seeing our post of the 1932 team which included a photo of his Great Grandad – Billy Cook. Billy played as professional for both Burnley and Lowerhouse before settling as amateur for the House. The photo was only the second one Paul has...

More from the history books – Stan’s Grandad

Anne Cochrane has kindly found these in the archive. We thought you might be interested in the attached images.  Both of them are related to the Grand Bazaar held by the club in April 1914 to try to clear their debts. Interestingly they named the officials shown, and Stan’s Grandad...

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