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Picture of Kirkbride "Colne 2000" Mural on Parliament Street - click to enlarge.
Kirkbride "Colne 2000" Mural on Parliament Street
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Books on Colne

Colne is an ancient market town steeped in history (parts of the parish church date back to the 11th century).  Birthplace of Wallace Hartley (band master on the Titanic) and home of The Great British R&B Festival.  Colne, along with Nelson, were at the heart of the Lancashire cotton industry, there are many signs of this still around.  Close to the motorway system (the M65 terminates in Colne), it has many shops, an indoor and a lively outdoor market, and several mill shops to whet your appetite.

Key Features

bullet1 Parish Church
bullet2 Municipal Hall
bullet3 British In India Museum
bullet4 New Market Hall
bulletBooks on Colne

Places of Interest

Description Location Comments
Colne Parish Church

Colne Parish Church

Albert

Road

St Bartholomew's Church
The oldest recorded church in Colne.
Parts of the church date back to the 12th century.
 
Current incumbent:
Team Vicar: Rev. Dr. Peter Mott.
The Rectory, 60 Albert Road, Colne
Phone +44 1282 863479
Municipal Hall

Colne Municipal Hall

Albert

Road

Run by Pendle Leisure Services.
 
Municipal Hall
661216
General Enquiries 661661
Fax 661221
 
Home of the THE GREAT BRITISH R&B FESTIVAL

See What's On for details of other events.

Picture of the British in India Museum on the corner of Newtown Street and Sun Street Street, Colne.
British in India Museum

1 Newtown Street, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0JJ Houses a fine collection of model soldiers, paintings, postcards, stamps, uniforms and other military regalia from the era of the British Empire from early 17th Century to 1947.  One of its claims to fame is that it holds the clothes worn by E.M Forster during his time with the Maharajah of Dewas Senior, a Japanese flag captured in the 1944 Battle of Kohima (not sure what this has to do with the Brits in India!), the last Union Jack flown at Lucknow, the skin of a tiger, a working model of the Kalka-Simla railway, and a number of regimental neckties.  There's also a display of photographs from the royal archives of Queen Victoria and her Indian servants.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday (except Tuesday) 1300 - 1700.  Saturday 1100 - 1700.  Closed during Christmas Holidays.

Adults: 2.00, Children (under 16): 0.50

Telephone: +44 (0)1282 613129, 870215
Fax: +44 (0)1282 870215

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Check out a recent book on the British in India and see a review of the book.


New Market Hall

Albert Road Although built in the 1970s, the Market Hall had a 167,000 facelift in August 1999.  It saw the construction of an eye-catching glazed colonnade, the erection of new canopies for stalls, and essential lighting and decoration work.

 

Books on Colne

"The History of Colne", Dorothy Harrison, Paperback (November 1988)

"The Official History of the Colne Dynamoes Football Club", Philip Terry, Paperback - 64 pages (November 1990)

"The Skipton-Colne Railway and the Barnoldswick Branch", Donald Binns, Paperback - 52 pages

 


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