Tagged: 1962

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 Brian Higgin (back row 2nd from the right). A week later on 7th July...

Memories of the late 50’s and early 60’s Part 2

By Ernie Whittaker I don’t know how far I shall persevere with this as the old memory is not what it was and the sharper of you might notice the odd inaccuracy here and there. I am going to start with something that might astonish younger Lowerhouse supporters. Imagine Sean...

Memories of the late 50’s and early 60’s

From a very hot Sydney I thought I might warm you all up with some memories plucked at random from 60 years ago when I was a young whippersnapper.  So, gather round fossils for a bit of a trip down memory lane. In those days my junior membership cost just...

1962 – New Pavilion Text Transcript

urnley Express and News July 25, 1962 A new home – but the old club spirit is still there Lowerhouse C.C. Celebrate their 100 years with the opening of their new pavilion on Saturday.  While it is a matter of regret that their playing record for this important season does...

1962: A trip down Lowerhouse Lane

Politically 1962 will be remembered most for the Cuban Missile Crisis. An increasingly confident Soviet Union, who had sent cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space the year before, were trying to flex their superpower muscles, by putting nuclear bombs on the island of staunch ally Cuba. The Americans blockaded Cuba and...

Lowerhouse Cricket Club: 1862-1962: A history

Lowerhouse Cricket Club was formed in Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee Year of 1862. The provision of land for a permanent ground by the Dugdale Family (owners of the large cotton mill in Lowerhouse) seems to have acted as a catalyst which saw several local clubs merge to form the club...

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