Reports on Helmshore Mill and Queen Street Mill closures

MP battles on to save ‘treasure’ Read more: http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14241108.MP_battles_on_to_save____treasure___/ Plea to save Queen Street Mill from savage cuts Read more: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/local/plea-to-save-queen-street-mill-from-savage-cuts-1-7674201#ixzz3yyYiu9h1 Plea’s for people to come forward and save Burnley’s Queen Street Mill Read more: http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/1853792/pleas-for-people-to-come-forward-and-save-burnleys-queen-street-mill/ One in five regional museums at least part closed in 2015, says report Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/jan/13/one-in-five-regional-museums-at-least-part-closed-in-2015-says-report…

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SAVE QUEEN STREET MILL AND HELMSHORE MILLS – 8,500 HAVE SIGNED PETITION SO FAR

A petition to save Queen Street Mill Museum, Burnley and Helmshore Mills Museum, Rossendale has been launched to save these internationally important museums of Lancashire’s cotton and wool industries.  SIGN THE PETITION HERE Details of the planned closures can be found in national and local newspapers and on the Museums Association website… see below Independent…

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SAVE HYNDBURN AND ROSSENDALE LIBRARIES – SIGN PETITION

All 5 of Hyndburn’s libraries at Accrington, Oswaldtwistle, Rishton, Great Harwood and Clayton-le-Moors are under threat from Lancashire County Council cuts. The same is true regarding the 5 libraries serving Rossendale Borough – Rawtenstall, Crawshawbooth, Haslingden, Whitworth and Bacup. Click HERE to sign the petition against the closures. As well as a terrible loss to…

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Textile Buildings Opened for Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days weekend (12-13th September) was ‘bonanza time’ for lovers of mills and machinery with Higherford Mill, Weaver’s Triangle, Oak Mount Mill Engine, Haslingden Grane Mill Engine, Queen Street Mill and Bancroft Mill Engine all open to the public. As well as being shown around the historic building, visitors to Higherford Mill  could also…

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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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