‘Old Clitheroe’ talk to Ribble Valley Family History Group

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An illustrated talk on Clitheroe in the 1930s was given by Mr Gordon Taylor to the Ribble Valley Family History Group at their February meeting.

The presentation featured photos taken by Mr Fred Goodman, a surveyor in the 1930s, showing Clitheroe roads at the time and after they had been surfaced. Mr Taylor informed his audience Ribblesdale School and Pendle Primary School were built in 1932, a 30 m.p.h. speed limit was introduced in 1935, and in 1936 lime trees began to be planted in Chatburn Road.

Mr Taylor also showed up-to-date photos of the same localities, showing the development of houses and the increase of traffic over the past 80 years.

The group’s next meeting, on Tuesday, March 8th, at Clitheroe Cricket Club is the AGM, to be followed by a talk by Brenda Hustler on “Getting The Most Out of Ancestry”.