Pendle residents invited to take trip down memory lane


Historian and author Geoff Crambie is set to take residents on a trip down memory lane as he prepares to host a lecture at Colne Library for the first time in 25 years.

The Leader Times columnist will be at the Market Street site on Tuesday, September 10th, between 7 and 9-30pm.

The event, entitled “Cornucopia of Colners”, will reflect on stories, photographs, and the lives of 80 of Colne’s biggest and most memorable characters. These include Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley and former librarian and historian Wilfred Spencer.

Previously entitled “Colne’s Who’s Who”, the event has been renamed by Geoff to mark the milestone since his last local library lecture. Some 75% of the passport-sized photographs and memories, which include 10 Pendle mayors, have been obtained firsthand.

Geoff now has over 12,000 images in his photograph collection and is currently working on his 10th book. He said: “It will be a nostalgic, evocative evening.”

“Cornucopia of Colners” is priced at £1, and tickets for the lecture are available from the library.