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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Annual General Meeting 2016

At the Annual General Meeting of The Friends of Pendle Heritage held on Wednesday, 25th May, the Chairman, David Morris, gave notice that he was not seeking re-election due to unforeseen circumstances. Subsequently the meeting acknowledged the important contribution he has made to The Friends during his chairmanship and wished him well.The following officers were…

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Friends Christmas Party

The Friends held their Christmas party (organised by some members of the Archaeology Group) in the barn on the evening of Saturday 12th December. There had been torrential rain that day and a lot of flooding but only one person was unable to come. A quiz started the evening. After indulging in an excellent buffet…

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Frozen in Time

Heritage photographer, Andy Marshall, is on a mission to collect 100 dates over 100 years, and display them in a very special print. CLICK HERE You are invited to to the opening event… Date: Tuesday 8th December 2015, 7pm – 9pm Venue: Rosylee, 11 Stevenson Sq. Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1DB Register For A Free…

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Visit to Sizergh Castle Gardens

The blazing sunshine of East Lancashire had turned to dull cloud by the time we reached Sizergh Castle, just south of Kendal. Nevertheless, it was a great day out, albeit ‘men only’ with regard to members of the gardens group (what happened ladies?). Sizergh isn’t a castle at all, rather a medieval fortified house, subsequently…

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Art Exhibition in May

From 16th to 31st May, the Heritage Centre will be hosting an exhibition of painting, drawings and prints by Jo Taylor, Geoff Selkirk, Elizabeth Blackadder DBE, Sir Terry Frost and David Hockney. …

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New excavations at Star Carr

Three Friends of Pendle Heritage attended a fascinating lecture hosted by Middleton Archaeology Society, near Manchester.   It was given by Dr. Chantal Conneller who is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Manchester but also expert in flint technology and refitting co-director at Starr Carr, the Mesolithic archaeological site near Scarborough, North Yorkshire…

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Eclipse over Blackburn

The event of the week was the eclipse. Here is a set of eighteen photos viewed from Blackburn. The weather was cloudy with the eclipse just appearing now and then, when the cloud got a little thinner. It actually made the photos easier to take and more interesting. Click or tap on the montage to…

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Committee Meeting

The Exec. Committee Meeting had its first meeting of the year in the Friends Room at the Heritage Centre on Tuesday 13th January. A long agenda kept us busy – we had to be escorted out of the building long after closing time! No time for a cup of tea! Exciting plans for future events…

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