Sunday, 27 February 2011

Longridge Past 2

Another recent addition is this hand-tinted postcard of Tootal Height, Longridge which was posted in East Dulwich, London on 28 November 1923. How on earth did it get there? Click on the image for a closer look.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Longridge Flood Risk Project Completed

Work on a project to reduce the risk of flooding in Longridge has now been completed. Well done United Utilities!  Click here for details.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Longridge Past 1

A recent addition to my collection is this fascinating old postcard showing Kay's Entry on Tootell Height. Click on the image for a closer look.

On the reverse of the card, which was written on Thursday afternoon July 4, 1918, is this message:

My dear Harry, you will see by the postcard that I am at Longridge. Mary and I cycled here this afternoon. We have had quite a nice time. We have been on the top of Tootell Height, on the park. There are quite a lot of people here. We have just had our tea. You know we have some friends at Longridge where we come to stay.

You will have to have a day here when you come home. Goodbye Harry for now. With love from Nellie XXXXXX Cheer up.

[I presume Harry was serving with the Forces at the time]

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Quick Guide to Longridge Pubs!

A quick guide to Longridge Pubs has just appeared on the web. Do you recognise your favourite watering hole? Click HERE to find out.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Longridge Book Fair Dates 2011

Dates for this year's book fairs at Longridge Civic Hall have been confirmed as 23 April and 19 November. Organised by NorthWest Book Fairs, door open at 1000.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Start your business drop in session

John Ball's Blog: Start your business: "Are you thinking about starting your own business? Have you got the germ of a business idea? Don't you know where to start? Drop in session at Longridge Station on 23 February 1330 - 1600 - click link for details."

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

2011 Census - A Date for your Diary!

The 2011 Census will take place on 27 March. This time you can do it online! Click HERE for more details. wants your help!

Preston, Fylde, South Ribble, R. Valley - wants your help. It wants to be your local news service - so what do you want in it? Tweet @ribbletv and let them know.

Crime Map UK - The big Crash!

As one of those lucky enough to try out the new Crime Map UK before it crashed, I can tell you that the area around Longridge recorded 39 crimes in December 2010. Two were burglaries, while the remaining 37 involved anti social behaviour. They were spread across a wide area, not just the usual hotspots. Does that tell us anything? I'll let you draw your own conclusions . . .

Evidently, 75,000 of us have been trying to access the new website every minute. After four million people tried without success to log on, the site crashed. The Home Office advises people to keep trying! When it is up and running again, log on to Enjoy!