Shirley’s Snippets

13-09-1913 Archery at Clitheroe

Archery at Polo Field   13-9-1913

The Scorton Silver Arrow

Once described as 'The Daddy of all Sporting Fixtures'; The Antient Silver Arrow, is the World's longest established and oldest recorded sporting event, dating back to 1673 and first shot for in Scorton Village, North Yorkshire.

The Society of Archers was formed at the first meeting of the Antient Silver Arrow Competition in 1673, for the purpose; to maintain Target Archery, the skill of which was largely in decline following the English Civil War.

The competition has continued annually since 1673 (except in periods of various Wars) and celebrated its tri-centenary shoot in 2008 with guest of honour The Rt Honourable William Hague MP.

The competition is open to any Gentleman Archer aged over 21 shooting in the Long Bow or any other bare bow and, since 1947, the Recurve Bow which was allowed to enter due to timber shortage and rationing in the UK following the war. Modern Compound bows are not permitted to take part.

The winner is the first gentleman to hit the 3 inch centre Black Spot (introduced in 1951 and first hit by Frank Newbould, Captain 1951 - previously it was just the Gold) at 100 yards and becomes 'Captain of the Arrow' and takes on the responsibility to arrange the next years meeting. Assisted by a Lieutenant, which is awarded to the first gentleman to hit the Red.

Entry in to the Competition automatically bestows the privilege to become a Member of the Society of Archers and to dine with the Captain and other members at the annual Luncheon. A blazer or jacket and tie must be worn during the luncheon and the AGM that follows (a Society Tie is available for purchase on the day).

It is fair to say that many gentleman archers attend 'the Scorton' for the sense of the occasion - an experience that has seen some members attending continually for over 60 years and others travelling from as far afield as the America's and Australia (countries even younger than our competition!) to renew the bond of friendship and sport between gentlemen at this most antient and unique event.

It is one of the few sporting fixtures where the competitor is at his own honour to mark his own score card, to be able to enjoy and share a drink on the field of play but where or unseemly behavior, such as cursing* would result in an immediate fine of up to one whole pound and the consternation of the judges who decision is final and without appeal. Proceeds of the 'swear bag' are given to a local charity incidentally.

(* Rumour has it that the Football Association are look are looking in to a similar rule for football players - though this is yet unconfirmed - or no it's not - see 'forum'!)

If this sounds like your kind of event - we would be delighted to welcome you to World's longest established and oldest recorded sporting event - The Antient Silver Arrow.

This is Mr. C. V. Phillips who won the Arrow at Clitheroe. He was an ex-Oxford Rowing Blue and although living “dahnn saath” at the time he later became a barrister at Harrogate.

Scorton Arrow C.E.Phillips  ex- Oxford Blue Harrogate barrister.

 

05-02-1960 Bellman Park and Salthill Quarries liquidation

Liquidation - Carter's Bellman and Salthill Quarries.5-2-1960   A

Liquidation - Carter   B.

09-02-1978 Well plaque

1978-02-09 Well plaque

 

01-12-1939 Cat's eyes come to Clitheroe

1939-12-01 WW2- Cat's eyes come to Clitheroe

19-10-1945 Strange fruit

Lovely snippet  19 Oct 1945

01-12-1939 Cat's eyes come to Clitheroe

 Clitheroe - WW2- Cat's eyes come to Clitheroe 1-12-1939C

St. Chad’s Well, Tissington

Did our Heild Well look like this Derbyshire one before they built up the walls ??  ( without the fuzzy hair , of course !! ) 

Well- St. Chad's covered well in Tissington

 

King Henry’s Well in Bolton by Bowland 

Well- King Henry's Bolton by Bowland

 

11-02-1966 Heild Well in Wellgate

1966-11-2 Well in Wellgate  21966-02-11 Well in Wellgate

 

The Civic Society received an interesting inquiry from Utah, Ohio, USA.

Read all about it in Letter from America

 

15-10-1872 Lost on Pendle

1872-10-15 Lost on Pendle - Glasgow Herald

 

09-09-1938 perhaps we need to reinstate ....

1938-09-09 perhaps we need to reinstate ....

 

22-04-1865 fountain and fire engine house . Preston Chronicle

1865-04-22  fountain and fire engine house . Preston Chronicle

 

12-11-1864 Fountain has water. Preston Guardian

1864-11-12 Fountain has water. Preston Guardian

 

10-09-1864 Fountain to be erected. Preston Guardian

1864-09-10 Fountain to be erected.   Preston Guardian

 

 

19-06-1861 laying of foundation stone Commercial Mill Preston Chronicle

1861-06-19 laying of foundation stone  Commercial Mill   Preston Chronicle

 

06-08-1864 drinking fountain

1864-08-06 drinking foutain

1864-11-05 Drinking fountain

1864-11-05 Drinking fountain

 

26-12-1883 Black Bull license

1883-12-26 Black Bull license

 

18-05-1900 We now have the one but not the other 

1900-05-18 We now have the one but not the other

 

27-03-1908 Wesley Gypsy Choir

1908-03-27 Wesley Gypsy Choir

1908-05-27 Wesley Gypsy Choir

 

20-12-1946 Demolish 2 wells!

1946-12-20

 

18-01-1952 Pimlico demolished

1952-01-18 Pimlico demolished

 

05-12-1952 Yet another well

1952-12-05 Yet another well

 

01-10-1954 Union St. Chapel, Low Moor

1954-10-01 Union St. Chapel, Low Moor.

 

24-08-1956 Another well found

1956-08-24

 

09-09-1938 You couldn't make it up

1938-09-09  You couldn't make it up

 

1939 Pullman from Clitheroe

1939  Pullman from Clitheroe

 

21-05-1951 a problem for nearly 70 years

1951-05-21 a problem for nearly 70 years

 

25-05-1951 lesson in flagpoles

1951-05-25 lesson in flagpoles

 

30-03-1965 Another clever lad from Clitheroe

1965-03-30 Another clever lad from Clitheroe

05-09-1988 Quick build and change of name

 

1988-09-05 Quick build and change of name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hargreaves 1933 ALove it  !!

 

Carter's wagon

 

01-06-1883 Clitheroe fire brigade

1883-06-01 Clitheroe fire brigade

 

Beef rationing WW2

WW2  best beef sold

 

 

Clitheroe character named” Pea Harry” who had his establishment at the rear of the Swan and Royal but who also trundled around a cart and sold you two- penn’orth of peas – even going down to Brungerly when it froze to sell his peas to the skaters !!

 

1968-01-19 Pea Harry ,  rear of Swan and Royal

St Chad's Well Litchfield showing original housing

Well - St Chad's Well original housing

 

 

1966 Primrose Lodge

Primrose Lodge in 1966

 

18-05-1887  dangerous well - Preston Guardian

1887-05-18 Preston Guardian  dangerous well.

 

18-05-1887  Victoria's Jubilee - Preston Guardian

1887-05-18 Preston Guardian  Victoria's Jubilee

 

05-09-1888 Quick build and change of name

1888-09-05  Quick build and change of name

 

31-01-1941 Clitheroe castle 1723 1

1941-01-31 Clitheroe castle 1723 1

 

31-01-1941 Clitheroe castle 1723 2 -Arthur Langshaw

1941-01-31 Clitheroe castle 1723 2 -Arthur Langshaw

 

19-02-1941 James Parker-shops

1941-02-19 James Parker-shops

 

11-08-1950 Another well odment

1950-08-11 Another well odment

 

21-09-1956 Whalley as rarely seen.

1956-09-21 Whalley as rarely seen.

 

28-12-1956 wot elf 'n' safety

1956-12-28 wot elf 'n' safety

 

Council take over fountain

Council take over fountain

 

Argument over well

 Shirley 1

16-11-1895 speed just under our street limit now

1895-11-16 speed just under our street limit now

 

15-03-1896 poor Rowland denuded

1896-03-15 poor Rowland denuded

 

09-02-1900 cost of shopping - Boer War

1900-02-09 cost of shopping -  Boer War

 

18-08-1909 Drinking fountain on the move AGAIN

1909-08-18 Drinking fountain on the move AGAIN

 

21-01-1916 must not have been a sign

1916-01-21 must not have been a sign

 

12-11-1920 and NOW they do it

1920-11-12 and NOW they do it

 

01-03-1921 first mention of war memorial

1921-03-01 first mention of war memorial

 

01-03-1921 Keep and Stock's Well

1921-03-01 Keep and Stock's Well

 

01-03-1921one smelly place to another

1921-03-01one smelly place to another C.A.T. 1-3-1921

 

26-07-1930 Low Moor Mill for sale Yorkshire Post

 1930-07-26 Low Moor Mill for sale Yorkshire Post

 

16-08-1930 Low Moor Mill Burnley Express

1930-08-16 Low Moor Mill  Burnley Express

 

06-03-1936 Blueberries formerly Jimmy Clitheroe's

1936-03-06 Blueberries formerly Jimmy Clitheroe's

 

1945 - blitz & brandy

1945 - blitz  & brandy

 

1950 unhappy umpire

1950  unhappy umpire

 

Child drowns in well . Burnley Express & Clitheroe Division Advertiser

Child drowns in well .     Burnley Express & Clitheroe Division Advertiser

 

Christmas gifts

Cure for liver complaintsChristmas gifts

 

Cure for liver complaints

Cure for liver complaints

 

 

 

Hargreaves and Kirkmoor School

Hargreaves 1933 A

Hargreaves 1933  B

1911 census - Avis E. Hargreaves Kirkmoor Cottage , 2 Back Commons

 

24-05-1957 Clitheroe Advertiser

Times history   A.

Times history   B

Times history   C.

Times history   D.

Times history    E

Clitheroe

04-03-1966 Clitheroe Crossing Bridge

1966-03-04 Clitheroe -Crossings bridge

 

01-10-1920 Salad is good for you

 Lovely snippet - October 1920
 

 Well well well 16 -10-1971

 

Well-well-well.  16 Oct 1971

08-09-1877 Advertised far and wide Coleraine Chronicle

 1877-09-08 Advertised far and wide  Coleraine Chronicle
 
 

06-11-1880 Fire brigade

 1880-11-06 Fire brigade
 

20-11-1880 Level crossings

 1880-11-20 Level crossings
 

03-09-1881 Low Moor Mill fire

 1881-09-03 Low Moor Mill fire
 

11-02-1882 Cattle disease at Bonny Blacks , Rimington

  1882-02-11 Cattle disease at Bonny Blacks , Rimington
 

11-06-1887 Jubilee . Burnley Express & Clitheroe Division Advertiser

 1887-06-11 Jubilee .       Burnley Express & Clitheroe Division Advertiser

 

11-06-1887 Jubilee Mill - Burnley Express and Clitheroe Division Advertiser

 1887-06-11 Jubilee Mill - Burnley Express and Clitheroe Division Advertiser
 
 

17-10-1891 new lamp and keep fountain Burnley Express

 1891-10-17 new lamp and keep fountain Burnley Express
 
 

06-05-1892 some things never change

 1892-05-06 some things never change.
 
 

18-06-1892 Fountain moved to cattle market Burnley Express

 1892-06-18 Fountain moved to cattle market   Burnley Express
 
 

22-07-1892 Barrow Print Works

 1892-07-22 Barrow Print Works
 
 

14-04-1893 Good ol' Mr. Lipton

 1893-04-14 Good ol' Mr. Lipton
 
 

29-05-1936 ladies; it's cheaper than Boots

 1936-05-29 ladies; it's cheaper than Boots
 

 12-06-1936 W.H.Brewer was examiner

 1936-06-12  W.H.Brewer was examiner

 

19-06-1936 All very well

 1936-06-19 All very well

 

1938 humour

 1938 humour 1
 
1938 humour 2

1938 humour 3

 

 

11-08-1939 A.R.P. H.Q. Mytton House

1939-08-11 A.R.P.   H.Q.  Mytton House 1

1939-08-11 A.R.P.   H.Q.  Mytton House 2

 

07-02-1941 Danger need not be colourless , ladies

1941-02-07  Danger need not be colourless , ladies

 

25-05-1951 Mytton House to be Council Offices

1951-05-25 Mytton House to be Council Offices

 

 

07-03-1952 That day has..... ARRIVED

 

1952-03-07 That day has.....  ARRIVED

 

14-11-1952 merger of Clitheroe Courts

 

 

1952-11-14 merger of Clitheroe Courts

 

 

30-09-1955 New lights for old

 
1955-09-30  New lights for old