HERITAGE IN THE PRESS – MAY 2015

Here are the local heritage stories of the past month. Hot off the press is the Heritage Trust’s restoration of Lomeshaye Bridge Mill, Whitefield, Nelson…

Nelson & Colne area…

Heritage Trust for NW brings new lease of life for Victorian mill

Nelson Whitefield housing scheme up for ‘Oscar’

Victory for Colne ‘Rough’ homes campaigners

The heyday of Brierfield Railway Station

Pendle Hill…

Plans for major £2.4million project to transform Pendle Hill revealed

We must hope Pendle plans come to fruition

Rossendale area…

Works begins on ambitious £2m regeneration at heart of Bacup

Meet the Tommy event in Bacup brings First World War to life

New wind turbines on Scout Moor could be 50 feet higher

Community group set up to protest at Rawtenstall town centre proposals

Heritage charity objects to Rawtenstall town hall demolition

Fifth heritage group calls on council to abandon plans to demolish Rawtenstall’s former Town Hall

Controversial £20m re-development of Rawtenstall town centre stalled

Clitheroe area…

Rare 400-year-old Bible worth £50k uncovered at Gisburn church

Quest to uncover Barrow’s forgotten history

Whalley Arms’ future uncertain after closing doors

Rare hen harriers disappear: £10,000 reward

Chipping Steam Fair is record breaker

Blackburn area…

St Leonard’s Church, Balderstone stained glass restoration scheme

Accrington area…

Accrington Food and Drink Festival all set to commemorate anniversary of D-Day

Hyndburn passengers all aboard for historic direct train service to Manchester

Burnley area…

Waste not, want not, is right policy in revamp

‘Improvements’ could mean loss of Burnley history

Burnley school plaque rescued from bulldozers

Holme Hall, Cliviger restoration ‘under way’

Major refurb for landmark Burnley pub

Historic links between Burnley, Clitheroe and Pontefract

The history of Extwistle Hall, Briercliffe

East Lancashire…

De Lacy links to the throne of England

The days when Burnley was in Yorkshire

What the Domesday Book doesn’t say about Burnley

Nearby places…

Converted space age All Souls church wins four top ‘property oscars’ in RICS north west awards

New war display at The Folly, Settle

Video: Take a look inside the Piece Hall development

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