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Old 28-04-2016, 12:13   #61
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Yes Taddy it is a cattery now and Mill Hill Lane Hapton not Burnley lane Huncoat.
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Old 29-04-2016, 08:40   #62
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Yes Taddy it is a cattery now and Mill Hill Lane Hapton not Burnley lane Huncoat.
I have always known it as Mill Hill Lane from the ford to Hapton and Burnley Lane from the ford to Huncoat but I alway's stand to be corrected. Your's Taddy.
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Old 29-04-2016, 09:11   #63
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Old posts I know! Ive just found the Accy web again after googling "Cunliffe Orchestra" Wondering if anyone has information about the Cunliffe orchestra..... my father was a member sometime from 1910 onwards, and was also in the Huncoat String Band. I have a photo of the latter, but no idea who anyone else is who is inthe picture. There is a recent book "The Lancashire String Band", by Davide Middlehurst..lots of piccys, but again no names for many of the members of the featured groups. Can anyone help fill in names?!!! The Accrington Reed Band is also featured, but again no manes, although I think the lad at the front of the group is my grandfather!!!!. Have a look at the book!!!!!! Has anyone written about the local pipe band? I used to be terrified of them as a child when we went every Whit Monday to Clayton to the Whit walks!!!!
Hi there,
My Aunty (Edna Swain) played in the Cunliffe orchestra during the 30ís and 40ís. You mentioned something about a photo, would it be possible to upload it?

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Old 29-04-2016, 09:32   #64
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I have always known it as Mill Hill Lane from the ford to Hapton and Burnley Lane from the ford to Huncoat but I alway's stand to be corrected. Your's Taddy.
I have just had a look on Google Earth, it seems that Burnley Lane runs from Huncoat village to the bridge over the new link road and Mill Hill Lane from the bridge to Hapton.I am Always willing to learn. It would be interesting to know what the entire lane was called when Huncoat was part of Burnley prior to the 1920s. Your's Taddy
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Old 29-04-2016, 12:41   #65
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Well Childers Green has always been in Hapton so I should think that it has always been Mill Hill Lane to the other side of that and then Burnley Lane.
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Old 15-06-2016, 09:39   #66
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I have a history of the Accrington Old Band from 1842 to 1900 compiled by Jim Savage and a further history from 1900 to the present East Lancashire Concert Band. Neither is published but the first one contains a picture of the Reed Band with all the names and the second has a picture of Sir Harrison Birtwistle as a young clarinet player with the North East Lancashire Military Band in the mid 1940's. If anyone is interested in looking at either of these, I can be contacted through the web site of the East Lancs Concert Band. Nick Holme Band Chairman.
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Old 19-12-2018, 10:55   #67
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I'm researching Harrison as we speak and I believe he may be my great uncle.he was born in accrington as was I and most of my family. I have spoken to some of the surviving elders and it looks as if we are related, I've contacted his agent and he's good me he will pass my details on and Harrison will contact me. It will be great if we are related as I believe we are the only two Birtwistle to break into entertainment. I have been a Lancashire based actor for three years now and things are looking good. I will post another comment when Harrison gets back to me. Ps I know a bunch of names you guys have mentioned on this thread it's nice to speak with you.

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