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Boys win in Colne quiz

Colne school children – ages 14 to 15 – did well in the “Know Your Town” quiz held by the Public Relations Committee at the Municipal Hall on Wednesday. The teams consisted of 12 boys and 12 girls. To an audience just about equally divided in sex – 600 attended, the majority of them children…

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Scholars give Festival observance a tuneful send-off

The Festival of Britain in Burnley had an enthusiastic “send-off” from the young people of the town at the secondary schools’ festival concert in the Mechanics’ Institute on Wednesday night. Each of nine Burnley schools taking part had selected their own contribution to the festival, and most were typically national songs and dances. School children…

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Proposed site for Fair

Suggestion of the Market Committee that the annual Fair for this year and next be held on the back portion of the Hill Top site, off Church-street, was agreed to by the Improvement Committee on Thursday. The Markets Committee had named Fulledge recreation ground as the Fair site, but, following a meeting with the Showmen’s…

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HILLS HIT 79 IN FIRST GAME

Although only three-quarters of an hour’s play was possible in their Saturday match, Chelmsford were able to open their season with a full day’s cricket on Sunday, when they received Alvic. Chelmford recorded a convincing win. After having declared at 188 for 9, they dismissed Alvic for 93, chiefly due to very accurate bowling by…

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FAILED TO KEEP WORK RECORDS

Basil Kenneth Wild (31), roundsman, of Badehouse-lane, Cromford, was fined 10s. at Belper yesterday for failing to keep current records of hours worked. He was fined a further 7s 6d for not having his driving licence signed in ink. Constable G. Jenns said that on March 5 he found Wild had not made an entry…

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SIDMOUTH FOOTBALLERS DO WELL

In their home game with Woodbury on Saturday, Sidmouth Town A.F.C. produced their best form of the season to win by seven goals to two. J. Finnimore and R. Manvell scored two goals apiece for Sidmouth, and R. Privett, E. Gibbs and R. Morton got the remainder. For Woodbury S. Gooding and P. Pengelly scored…

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YOUTHS LIVED IN AIR-RAID SHELTERS

Sentence on two 17 ½ year-old Perth youths at Perth Sheriff Court to-day was deferred for seven days pending receipt of a Borstal report. They are John M’Goldrick and William Rylance, both labourers of no fixed residence. Both were charged with two charges of attempted theft by house-breaking. In addition Rylance admitted an additional charge…

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BISHOP WARNS AGAINST THE SICKLE OF COMMUNISM

The most urgent need at the present time, according to the Bishop of Rochester, is the mobilization of the Christian Church to fight against the sickle of Communism which, he says, is poised to strike at Western Christian civilization with its blood-stained blade stretching from the Baltic to the Yellow sea. In his New Year…

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SHIP ATTACKED OFF HONG KONG

Chinese Communist batteries on Lima Island, 15 miles south of Hong Kong, to-day attacked the 8,400 – ton Norwegian freighter Pleasantville as she approached the British colony from Manila. Four shells were fired but no hits were scored. Communists on Lima yesterday attacked the British steamer Hangsang approaching Hong Kong from Borneo. Two British officers…

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COUNCIL PROVIDE A FOOTBALL GROUND

Priory Field Decision Queried   As the Taunton Association Football Club have been unable to obtain a suitable ground, the Council agreed to grant them the use on Saturdays, of part of the Priory Playing Field, where the club’s home games took place in 1948-49. The letting begins on August 20th, and will be for…