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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Heritage in the Press – August 2015

Here are the local heritage stories of the past month… Burnley and Padiham area… Major conservation work underway at Gawthorpe Hall Lottery project costing £1.16m aims to restore Thompson Park buildings and structures Historic Burnley pub facelift under wraps Historic mill to be demolished in Burnley centre to make way for shops 200-year history of…

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Heritage in the Press – July 2015

Here are the local heritage stories of the past month… Rossendale area… Rossendale rebranded The Valley of Distinction to draw in more tourists Hundreds enjoy day of Lancashire heritage at the Whitaker Community gives mixed response to rebrand of the Valley Rooley Moor wind farm plans refused Hundreds respond to survey on Rawtenstall bus station…

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Heritage in the Press – June 2015

Here are the local heritage stories of the past month… Clitheroe area… Metal detector unearths treasure in Waddington £250,000 facelift will boost Clitheroe and its economy Clitheroe church will share funding boost Hidden gardens open to public Restored Georgian mansion gardens open to public Slaidburn Steam & Vintage Vehicle Display…

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HERITAGE IN THE PRESS – MAY 2015

Here are the local heritage stories of the past month. Hot off the press is the Heritage Trust’s restoration of Lomeshaye Bridge Mill, Whitefield, Nelson… Nelson & Colne area… Heritage Trust for NW brings new lease of life for Victorian mill Nelson Whitefield housing scheme up for ‘Oscar’ Victory for Colne ‘Rough’ homes campaigners The…

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HERITAGE IN THE PRESS – April 2015

Here are the heritage stories of the past month… Roger Frost has written an excellent four-part account of the de Lacys, the dynasty which ruled our area in medieval times, plus an interesting article on the grounds of Townley Hall… The first Lords of the Manor in Ightenhill Roger from Hell and his links to…

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Searching for Cockshutts – from Australia

Ted (Edmund) Flack lives in Brisbane Australia and is searching for information about the Cockshutt family (his grandmother’s family on his father’s side), who lived in the Pendle area from the 17th Century.The family oral tradition is that the Cockshutts were influential in the establishment of the Cotton industry in NE Lancashire. There is also…

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First Pensioner’s Day

Despite awful weather, visitors started to arrive as the doors opened at 11am.  Several derogatory comments were made about the title of this gathering at St Luke’s Parish Hall, Brierfield, the feeling being that just because you are drawing a pension, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you act like a stereotypical pensioner!  …

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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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Heritage In The Press – June

Here is a selection of news items on local heritage. Just click on the links… Urgent repairs needed for Queen Street Mill Great Harwood Conservation Area expanded Elderly village plan for Brierfield Mills Rossendale School children search for family of tragic war brothers Burnley plans Lottery bid for restoration of Thompson Park Roger Frost begins…

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