These photographs were taken on 26th November 1926.What was described as a very cold November day.The first electric cables that were layed in the town caused quite a stir at the time.Crowds of people often gathered to watch the electric cables being put in.This cable being layed in the Market Place probably would of been one of the first with avery offical looking crowd looking on.It looks like they have travelled from somewhere because of the coach in the background.Before this, all cooking and lighting was provided by gas which came to the town in 1826 when the Clitheroe Gas Light Co was founded.The botton photograph shows the cables being layed on Church Brow.

Electricity comes to Clitheroe 1926

Here is an advert from the time advertising the ultimate modern commodity for your home 'Electricity'.