Audience enjoy slice of Colne history

Historian Geoff Crambie and Chrsitine Bradley at Colne Library before his lecture 'Cornucopia of Colners'.
Historian Geoff Crambie and Chrsitine Bradley at Colne Library before his lecture 'Cornucopia of Colners'.
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A slice of Colne history was enjoyed by over 50 people on Tuesday evening – as local historian Geoff Crambie reflected on the lives of some of the town’s biggest and most memorable characters.

Held at Colne Library, “Cornucopia of Colners” looked at the lives of well-known faces, including Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley and former historian Wilfred Spencer.

It was the first time Mr Crambie had hosted a lecture at the Market Street site in 25 years. And now due to its success, the Leader Times columnist has vowed he will be hosting more events in the future

He said: “It was magical – absolutely brilliant. Two ladies wanted to make a video of it, so that would be nice.”

The event was initially going to be held in the venue’s lecture room, but due to demand it was moved to the main body of the library.

This, says branch manager Christine Bradley, has been made possible thanks to a refurbishment paid for by the Big Lottery Fund.

Mrs Bradley, who recently organised a night featuring the Allegra Quartet, added: “The new building means we can move all the books out of the way and fit more people in downstairs. The lecture was excellent – I was thrilled.”

Proceeds were donated to Colne Heritage Centre.