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Old 23-11-2011, 20:05   #1
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New Book; Edwardian Accrington Observed

This is a book just published. It is edited by Richard Crossley, whose family owned the Observer. It's 266pages are made up of the articles appearinbg in the Observer each Saturday under the title 'Ladies' Chain', edited by 'Stella' In the period 1901-10, 'Stella' was the editor's daughter, Florrie Crossley.

This is not juist for today's ladies. Blokes will enjoy it too, as it is local history from a different standpoint. Some will see it as 'middle class', where ladies wore gowns and not frocks. It gives a look into the past that I have not come acrioss before in any depth, as althiough I have looked at hundreds of old Observers, I have not previously read many 'Ladies' Chains'

Probably on sale in the library and the Town Hall @ 11.95. Ordered by post with an accompanying cheque, there are no postage charges; Send to
Richard Crossley, 'Woodnook' Moor Lane, Whalley BB7 9JO (richardcrossley48@hotmail.com)
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Old 23-11-2011, 20:49   #2
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I first came across the term Ladies' Chain when I was trying to find info about Bank House (where I live is the old site of BH) Still not sure of the connection, maybe Lady Higham was a member of the Ladies' Chain.
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Old 23-11-2011, 21:02   #3
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I don't know how the name first cropped up. With a bit of luck, Accyweb's 'First Lady' (Atarah) will know and respond.
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Old 23-11-2011, 21:22   #4
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Ta Bob,will tell some family mug,to get it me fer xmas.
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Old 23-11-2011, 22:37   #5
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Ta Bob,will tell some family mug,to get it me fer xmas.
Are you a masochist or what, who the ell wants to read that tripe, woman about women, giving them bright ideas. Go to library put one of the old observers into the micro viewer, and have a read, then see if you want to read the rest.

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Are you a masochist or what, who the ell wants to read that tripe, woman about women, giving them bright ideas. Go to library put one of the old observers into the micro viewer, and have a read, then see if you want to read the rest.

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No am just interested to see if they are Dumb or Dumber back then. but the Librarys a good idea.
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Old 24-11-2011, 10:27   #7
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I saw a few copies floating round on ebay (new and direct from the author I think) if anyone wants to buy it online.
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Old 24-11-2011, 10:42   #8
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I saw a few copies floating round on ebay (new and direct from the author I think) if anyone wants to buy it online.
Good spotting. However, do check first if they are 'post free'
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Good spotting. However, do check first if they are 'post free'
Yes they are Bob, just been to have a look.
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Old 25-11-2011, 02:24   #10
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Think folk should try and find out what the book is about first of all before they buy. It WONT be "everybody's cup of tea".
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Old 25-11-2011, 12:09   #11
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Think folk should try and find out what the book is about first of all before they buy. It WONT be "everybody's cup of tea".
I ordered it on ebay yesterday. Should be here early next week then I will be able to let you know.
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Old 25-11-2011, 17:40   #12
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The book is now available in the Accrington Branch of WH Smith. If anyone would like to receive a pdf with a sample of some of the actual content and photographs, I would be happy to oblige. Just email me on richardcrossley48@hotmail.com
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Old 25-11-2011, 18:28   #13
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Where else? The library? the Town Hall?
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Old 25-11-2011, 18:44   #14
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At the moment it is available either directly from me (including my Ebay entry) or WH Smith. I have agreed to supply The Lancashire Book stall in Ossy Mills and am awaiting his order.
The Library and Accrington Town Hall are not outlets at the time of writing.
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Old 26-11-2011, 10:35   #15
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May i suggest a copy be donated to the library, to add to the local reference section? Thankyou
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