Pendle’s Hidden Valley – Field Reconnaissance 8th February 2014

Pendle Heritage – Archaeology Group Pendle’s Hidden Valley Field Reconnaissance 8th February 2014 The third field reconnaissance session for the Pendle’s Hidden Valley project took place on Saturday 8th February 2014 but in the face of dire weather forecasts, understandably, only 4 stalwarts braved the elements. In the end, despite strong winds we were relatively…

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Winter Gardens

January can result in dull gardens, excessively cut back and tidied up.  However, at Park Hill, the gardeners, Peter and Elaine, allow the natural forms and colours of winter to come through and to decorate the surroundings of the heritage centre.  There is much beauty for those with ‘eyes to see’ through the dull winter…

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Friends January Talk

Wednesday afternoon was the day of our first talk of 2014. Anne Eves stepped into the gap left in our afternoon talk’s schedule, and what an entertaining couple hours we were in for.  Anne’s  talk covered everything  from life during retirement, dog walking in the park, life as a mature drama student, a tale of…

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Queen Street Mill is Listed Grade I

Burnley’s Queen Street Mill has made national news by being given Grade I listed building status.  The famous Harle Syke mill has the highest listing possible, putting it in the top 2% of all listed buildings. Technically at least, the mill is now on a par with Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey!  This should be…

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Harry Moore stepping down at Bancroft Mill Engine

The Bancroft Mill newsletter has been a great companion over recent years and Harry Moore, who has steadfastly kept us informed and entertained, is now stepping down to concentrate on being an engineer!  Harry’s last newsletter is here… http://www.bancroftmill.org.uk/newsletter.pdf  where there is more information. Thank you for all the hard work Harry and all the…

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Christmas with Friends

Another ‘Christmas with Friends’ event was again enjoyed by all who attended. Our own Friends ‘All Round Entertainer’ Anne Eves once again kept us all entertained with her version of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. Following the Quiz organised by Andrea we were treated to Christmas Carols sung by the Nelson Civic Ladies Choir. Singing…

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