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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Cycle Path from Park Hill Barn to Leeds & Liverpool Canal?

A LONG-AWAITED cycleway between Barrowford and Colne via Park Hill Barn at the Pendle heritage Centre is being advanced, see Lancashire Telegraph report HERE.

 

Update on Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

More details of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership have been unveiled at local gatherings in Sabden and Nelson, Click HERE for more information.

Cave Archaeology in the Yorkshire Dales

Our first evening lecture as part of our Autumn programme was given by Dr Phil Murphy on Caves, Cavers, Collapses and Corpses and proved to be illuminating in various ways. He discussed mainly the discovery and opening up of Victoria Cave, Settle. This is a very important and renowned cave principally for the  scientific evidence…

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Autumn Trip 2016

On Saturday 24th September 17 members of the Friends of Pendle Heritage Centre met in Barrowford and were driven direct to Buxton.  We had coffee in the Pavilion (designed by Joseph Paxton) and then were treated to a conducted tour of the largely Georgian town by a town guide who told us about the foundation…

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A non-viking, viking settlement!

Under the leadership of Alex Whitlock, thirteen intrepid explorers crossed the border into the rather windy (and occasionally wet) Yorkshire Dales to join the Ingleborough Archaeology Group to view the widely publicised Gauber Viking Settlement. However, a slight detour above Settle on our outward journey allowed us – like a flock of sheep – to…

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Widdop Wander

A small but elite group did a very low speed walk along the northern edge of Widdop today. We lunched in Orthostat Bay before walking out along Barn Point. The walk was a break from the usual field walks that are part of the vaccary & PHV projects. Today was about enjoying the rather excellent…

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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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