Ribble Valley at war

Clitheroe Air Raid Sirens

Clitheroe's Air Raid Sirens.

These are to be tested at 12noon on Monday next, while those in Bowland will be sounded in test at 10am, also on Monday.

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times Friday June 30th, 1944.

Lieutenant J C Southworth R.A.

Lieutenant J C Southworth R.A.

Is in hospital at Winwick, receiving treatment for illness contracted in Italy. Lieutenant J C Southworth R.A is from Longacre, Standen Hey.

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated Friday June 30th, 1944.

Colonel R.G.Parker

Colonel R.G.Parker, Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe, who was wounded in the hand on June 12th, is making good progress.

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated Friday June 30th, 1944

New Fire Guard Officer -Clitheroe

New Fire Guard Officer -Clitheroe.

Mr W Shackleton, of Nelson, has been appointed Fire Guard Officer of Clitheroe to succeed Mr George Colemanwho is shortly leaving the area.

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated Friday June 30th, 1944.

Army Boxing

Army Boxing

A Boxing Tournament took place which was held in front of the Castle Bandstand on Tuesday evening. Light music was played by the band of the Royal Engineers prior to the boxing. Most of the seats in the amphitheatre were occupied and the grass slopes provided a 'grandstand' accommodation. The contestants were all sappers serving with the Royal Engineers, either in A or B company and B company ran out the winners by seven victories to two. Each fight was scheduled to last three rounds, and all but two did go the full distance. During the interval the ring was occupied by various members of the physical training staff who gave a most comprehensive and illuminating display of close combat. A Major Woodrow is mentioned but then the article is uncompleted due to not being copied correctly.

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times July 21st, 1944.

Whalley Pictures

Whalley Pictures

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lloyd Nolan in STEEL AGAINST THE SKY. Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Lucille Ball in BEST FOOT FORWARD.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Jean Pierre Aumont in THE CROSS OF LORRAINE. Thursday, Friday and Saturday Margaret O'Brien in THE LOST ANGEL

Clitheroe Advertiser Friday July 21st and November 14th 1944.