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Stunning Selvedge Fair: 23rd September

Travelling North for the first time, the Selvedge Fair is beautifully curated by the team behind Selvedge magazine and features some of the best in contemporary textiles and crafts. A collection of 26 makers and merchants will come together to showcase their work. Free workshops will be offered throughout the day, led by Textile Designer,…

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Clog Dance Workshops and Competitions

16th-17th September 2017 A weekend of traditional English clog dancing at Pendle Heritage Centre, featuring the Lancashire and Cheshire Clog Dance Competitions  on Saturday 16th September 2017, free entry to competitors and spectators. See Clogcomp.org.uk for more information. Social Evening hosted by Oakenhoof on Saturday 16th 2017 from 7.30-10.30pm. Entrance £5 (£3 concessions) in advance…

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Can you find a new use for an ancient Church?

One of the area’s most ancient Christian sites, “Church Kirk”, near Accrington is up for sale. Its unique name simply means ‘the church’ in the old Saxon and Viking languages. The absence of any further description illustrates its importance to medieval people. The Church Kirk story goes back to the Dark Ages when, the early Anglo Saxons were  gradually being…

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Stanhill Heritage Trail Launched

The Hyndburn Mayor, Cllr Tim O’Kane and MP for Hyndburn, Graham Jones, launched Stanhill’s new heritage trail today. Stanhill Methodist Church was packed with heritage buffs and local people. Richard Hooper of Stanhill Residents led the proceedings which included a talk about James Hargreaves and the Spinning Jenny, a slideshow, some short speeches and a close…

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market day poster-1Pitches Available for Barrowford’s Market Day

A combined Farmer’s, Craft and Car Boot Market… why not book a pitch for Barrowford’s Market Day at Holmfield House Community Centre. See below for details…

 

Gardening Group Meet Up 16th March

Due to many people being committed elsewhere, it was a quiet session in the walled garden scraping the moss from the beds and doing odd jobs. It was quite cold but you can see the plants slowly coming to life. The box edging around the beds, suffering from box blight, seems to be responding to the treatment given to it last year.

The next meeting will be Wednesday 20th April.

Accrington in the Sunshine

Some photos I took of Accrington centre in the sunshine yesterday during my lunch break. It has some great buildings in a lovely yellow stone. David…

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