Tagged: 1930

Lowerhouse Mills

We are indebted to member and former player Roger Bromley for uncovering this historical gem. For those who are unaware, the cricket ground was originally a recreation ground for the workers of the mills featured in this video. The mills were sighted between Lowerhouse Mills Club ( The Canteen )...

The Drabbles – Lowerhouse Stalwarts.

We were recently delighted to receive an email from Mr. Joe Drabble Jr., offering to send us some images of his father’s  treasured Lowerhouse cricketing mementoes and press cuttings. He said,” My name is Joe Drabble, and my dad who was also Joe Drabble played for Lowerhouse in the 1920...

1930: Helm Spencer Portrait

Clive Spencer was going through some old photograph scans that his grandmothers, brothers daughter(!) had sent and unearthed this gem. It is a very young looking Helm Spencer. Looks like a Studio portrait and may even pre date his time at Lowerhouse. He started with Padiham Cricket Club, his father(Thomas Spencer, Clives Great...

10 Best Professionals – Paul Hargreaves

At Lowerhouse C.C. we are now in the no man’s land between seasons. Our Worsley and Holland Cup successes of 2018 are in the rear view mirror and our Ron Singleton Cup fixture against Walsden some way off. I thought it would be good to find a topic that might...

The Cotton Queen of Lowerhouse

In 1930 in a time of strikes, lock-outs, mill closures and general recession in the Cotton industry, a newspaper The Daily Dispatch, ran a competition to choose the Cotton Queen of Great Britain,  basically to look good wearing cotton and to boost sales and morale. Districts chose their own Queen...

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