Southfield Methodist Chapel

A sudden flurry of snow didn’t deter visitors to Southfield Chapel and hamlet near Nelson organised by The Friends of Pendle Heritage on Wednesday 27th April. Believed to be one of only two remaining chapels of its type, John Wesley preached at this location several times in the late 1700’s whilst visiting his friend William…

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Craggs Kiln

We have about 10 more days to finish the kiln dig & things are hotting up (relatively speaking). The wall structure (above) seems to have been repaired at least twice. Note colour of the infill either side of the feature. We have lifted a lump of charcoal (below) from the reddish material. We will be…

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Spring Trip to North East

Trip to Alnwick 11/12/13th April 2016 The coach (from Hodgsons as usual but without our usual driver Ian) left promptly from opposite the Malt Kiln in Barrowford at 8.30 am on Monday 11th April. We drove to Piercebridge where we had coffee/tea and moreish shortbread biscuits at the George Hotel, a 16th century coaching inn…

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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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Tour d’Afrique

How often do you hear a comment from the audience like ‘I don’t want this talk to finish!’ Well, that’s exactly what happened when Sue Shuttleworth stood up to talk about her year in the saddle.  Entitled ‘Tour d’Afrique’, Sue’s talk was delivered in a modest manner even though she’s cycled 27,000kms over the last…

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Pendle’s Hidden Valley – illustrated talk by Alex Whitlock

Alex gave an excellent talk and update this evening about the Archaeology Group’s  Hidden Valley Project. The Hidden Valley runs from Sabden area through to Blacko and is hidden by Pendle Hill to the north and the much lower Padiham to Barrowford ridge to the south. Alex concentrated on the activities, finds and discoveries of…

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Snowy Arran Nature Trail, Blackburn/Oswaldtwistle – Photos by Joe Morris

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