New home needed for Colne’s Posumentov painting

WELCOMING IDEAS: Coun. Dorothy Lord and church trustee John Kendall with the Anatole Posumentov painting that needs a new home in Colne (S)
WELCOMING IDEAS: Coun. Dorothy Lord and church trustee John Kendall with the Anatole Posumentov painting that needs a new home in Colne (S)
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A PIECE of Colne’s history needs a new home — and councillors are inviting residents to have their say.

The Anatole Posumentov painting, which shows a view of Waterside from Tum Hill, is currently based at Providence Independent Methodist Church.

But with the former library having closed back in November, church trustees have decided to hand the artefact back to the people of Colne. Mr Posumentov is believed to be a Polish refugee, who once resided in the town.

So far councillors, including Coun. Dorothy Lord and Coun. Tony Greaves have come up with the idea of placing the 8ft. by 6ft. painting in Colne Town Hall or Shackleton Hall. A member of the public also suggested the new Colne Health Centre.

Ideas have already been discussed at the Colne Town Council meeting, and a final decision is expected to be made at Pendle Council’s Colne and District Area Committee meeting tomorrow (Wednesday).

Coun. Lord said: “The painting is quite big and very heavy.

“If anybody can come up with any ideas then let me know.”

The old fire station bell is among other artefacts also being given back to the town.

To give your suggestions on where the painting should be hung before the committee meeting ring Coun. Lord on 07572828950.

• Providence Independent Methodist Church had its first chapel built in Garden Street, off Lenches Road, in 1844.

Its congregation has now joined with those at Bethel IM Church, in Burnley Road.