From Thomas Cook to Hays Travel

Hays Travel opens Hays Travel Colne officially opened on Tue 29th October 2019 in the the former Thomas Cook shop. After the collapse of Thomas Cook, Hays Travel stepped in and bought their high street […]


Halloween in Colne 2019 -Competition Winners

Halloween in Colne 2019 -Competition Winners As usual, the Halloween in Colne 2019 included a number of themed competitions. These included a children’s fancy dress competition, an adult fancy dress competition, a window dressing competition […]


Pendle Togs

Pendle Togs – supporting Pendle Dogs in Need The Pendle Togs clothes shop is a relatively new shop located on Albert Road, Colne which sells clothes, shoes and accessories.  Most of the stock are ‘returns’ […]

Bygone Times

Fire at Riddiough Timber Merchants

Fire at John Riddiough & Co. Timber Merchants, Colne.  May 31, 1966 was the day when more than 100 firemen, from 15 brigades throughout Lancashire and Yorkshire tackled a fierce blaze at John Riddiough & […]

Bygone Times

Viaduct Mill Fire 1975

Viaduct Mill Fire, Colne, 1975.  Back in 1975, more than 80 firefighters from North East Lancashire and parts of Yorkshire tacked the fire at the Viaduct Mill in Knotts Lane, Colne. Over 20 cars were […]

Bygone Times

Fire near Seeds Garage

Bygone Era: Fire near Seeds Garage Photo was taken by the late Donald Speak and is reproduced here by permission of his daughter, Judith Wilson.  Donald was well known locally, especially for his excellent pictures […]