David Frayne was an Anglican priest and Provost of Blackburn Cathedral.  
He was educated at Reigate Grammar School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and ordained in 1961.  He was Curate at St Michael, East Wickham, and then Priest in charge of St Barnabas, Downham.  He held incumbencies at The Barn Church, Kew,  Caterham, Redcliffe, Bristol,  and Bedminster before he was appointed Provost of Blackburn in December 1992.
Frayne retired in September 2001 as Dean following the reclassification of all Provosts the previous year.   
Blackburn is an industrial town and the administrative centre of the Blackburn with Darwen borough in Lancashire, England. The town is north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley, 8 mi (13 km) east of Preston and 21 mi (34 km) north-northwest of Manchester. Blackburn is the core centre of the wider unitary authority area along with the town of Darwen. It is one of the largest districts in Lancashire, with commuter links to neighbouring cities of Manchester, Salford, Preston, Lancaster, Liverpool, Bradford and Leeds.
Gordon Prentice is a British former politician of the Labour Party who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pendle in Lancashire from 1992 to 2010.
Hyndburn is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Accrington and covers the outlying towns of Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton. The borough was created in 1974 and takes its name from the River Hyndburn. It had a population of 80,734 at the 2011 Census. Elections to the council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 35 seats on the council being elected at each election. Both the Conservative and Labour parties have controlled the council at different times, as well as periods when no party has had a majority.
David John Ian Dunn is an English former professional football player and manager; he is now a coach at EFL League One club Port Vale.
Church & Oswaldtwistle railway station serves both the village of Church and the town of Oswaldtwistle, in Lancashire, England. The station is 5+1⁄3 miles (8.6 km) east of Blackburn railway station, on the East Lancashire Line operated by Northern.
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Rishton is a town in the Hyndburn district of Lancashire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Clayton-le-Moors and 4 miles (6 km) north east of Blackburn. It was an urban district from about 1894 to 1974. The population at the census of 2011 was 6,625.
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David Leaning was an eminent Anglican priest.
Lawrence Jackson was an Anglican priest.
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The 2013–14 season was Blackburn Rovers' 126th season as a professional football club and its second playing in the Football League Championship since the club's relegation during the 2011–12 Barclays Premier League season.