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Heritage in the Press – October

Ken Spencer, Burnley local historian, named as volunteer of the year Wind turbine controversy in Pendle Borough Win turbine proposed for near for Darwen Tower Bromley Cross Station being considered for listed status Bellmanpark Lime works, Clitheroe officially ‘at risk’ Finsley Gate Wharf, Burnley gets conservation funding Accrington town centre wins Heritage Lottery Funding Old…

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Planning Wycoller Events for 2015

Saturday 1st November was the Friends of Wycoller AGM and planning meeting for 2015, David M. attending on behalf of Pendle Heritage.  It was a good positive meeting with plenty of events being planned for next year. Lancashire County Council were going to renovate Copy House and a new warden, Sarah, will be moving in…

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Excellent Friday Lecture

Our evening lecture series got off to a great start on Friday with a fascinating talk by Neal Charlton of the Manchester conservation architects Buttress. It was called New Buildings on Ancient Monuments and took a close look at recent new buildings the practice has constructed on well known ancient monuments, including Clitheroe Castle, Wythenshaw…

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Stonehenge Again…

Stonehenge just can’t keep out of the news… Barack Obama in Stonehenge visit on return from Nato summit Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map Stonehenge had ‘huge stone religious sibling’ just two miles away  …

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Clearing the Kitchen Garden – Day 2

We had another good day with another set of volunteers. The area is now largely cleared and almost all the tree work is done. The final group are coming tomorrow to finish this session off. Thanks to everyone!  …

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Clearing the Kitchen Garden – Day 1

We began to clear the kitchen garden yesterday. We first removed useful plants, to recycle in the garden, then the weeds and then cut backoverhanging branches from the trees by the little stream. It was a lovely hot day though fortunately for us, we were working in the shade. The next work day is Thursday…

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Clitheroe Library Reappears at Last

One of Clitheroe’s finest buildings has just reappeared after being wrapped in scaffold and sheeting for many months. The elaborate stonework of the Carnegie Library has been carefully restored and protected by Lancashire County Council. It now looks splendid in its landmark location…

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Wycoller Hall Excavation – 17th May

We had a great sunny Saturday, excavating to the rear of Wycoller Hall as part of the Wonders and Mysteries of Wycoller day.  In the adjacent Aisled Barn there was an exhibition of our last dig at Wycoller, the site of the Georgian Hot House plus a collection of prehistoric finds by a member of…

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