250px-Queen_Street_Mill_-_geograph.org.uk_-_528581Why is London’s Garden Bridge worth as much as five Lancashire museums? Ask Joanna Lumley

The cultural shockwaves of the closure of the 5 Lancashire museums continues and, in this article, the issue is compared with what some see as a London vanity project, the cost of which would keep the Lancashire museums going for half a century. CLICK HERE for the article.

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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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 – 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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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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