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Wolfenden Vaccary – First Look

On Saturday 15th November we set off in hope of finding the Wolfenden vaccary.  After parking in the centre of Waterfoot we walked up Millar Barn Lane to Booth Road and then went in search of the site of an excavation (2009), of a tithe barn near Wolfenden Green.  Unfortunately since that date Waterfoot Primary…

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Autumn Heritage Trip

Saturday 12th October saw 15 members travel to Anglesey to view Llanbadrig Church, founded in the 5th century but later decorated with Moorish, Moslem design tiles!  After a rather delayed lunch at the Cooper Kingdom in Amlwch we were conducted on a tour of the new Visitor Centre designed to explain the importance of copper…

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Tracing WW1 Ancestors

Tracing your WW1 Ancestors…….. Wednesday Oct 8th. Our afternoon talk was given by Fiona McIntyre from LCC’s Community Heritage team who last year talked to us about Pendle Murders This time her talk was about tracing  our WW1 Ancestors…

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Hidden Valley Field Walk 20.9.14

Six of us began at Lower Sabden Fold, observing the coaching ‘triangle’ created to allow carriages to negotiate the tricky corner and walked W along the coaching road before turning S down the track to The Old House. The site of our previous bloomery excavation was pointed out to those who had not seen it…

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Glen Mills …The end

A Colne landmark which stood since 1906 finally disappeared on Thursday August 14th.  Glen Mills which over the years provided jobs for many people until the sad decline of the textile trade. The chimney was knocked down using a huge bit of heavy plant, it took only 10 mins…..The end of an era…

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Committee Meeting

The Exec Committee held their first meeting of the new season,  in the comfortably re organised   “ Friends Room “ at the Heritage Centre, today. We had three hours of lively discussion with lots and lots of ideas put forward. There was not even time for tea and biscuits -this will be remedied next time- hence the slightly…

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