Pea Billy, Strong Dick and Many More - A Collection of Lancashire Memories, by David Boderke

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Pea Billy, Strong Dick and Many More - A Collection of Lancashire Memories, by David Boderke

Pea Billy, Strong Dick and Many More - A Collection of Lancashire Memories, by David Boderke

Book published by Two Valley in 1988, 68 pages. A5 size Booklet (S5759)

This book is a fascinating collection of facts and memories about life in Lancashire over past decades, and is a delightful record of the social history of the county in times gone by. Their is information on Policeman, Cinema's and Fairs, Pubs, the Military, Collieries and Mining, Cotton mills, and much much more, and below is a flavour of what the book contains:

  • In Darwen, before the Sough Tunnel was built, passengers travelling along the Blackburn to Bolton railway line had to disembark at Sough Hamlet and travel by stagecoach across the moors to a point where they could rejoin the railway
  • In places the tunnels at Rishton colliery were up to three miles long and, in addition to the long trek underground meeting places, the miners also had a further 20 minutes to reach the actual coalface
  • Some nicknames of places eventually developed into the official names - an example of this is Brandy House Brow in Blackburn. The steep road used to be called Bury Hill after the Bury family who lived at Top O'th Coal Pits Farm, but it eventually became known as Brandy House Brow after a house, built in 1844 in which brandy was made.

Condition of the book is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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