Cycle Path from Park Hill Barn to Leeds & Liverpool Canal?

A LONG-AWAITED cycleway between Barrowford and Colne via Park Hill Barn at the Pendle heritage Centre is being advanced, see Lancashire Telegraph report HERE.


Update on Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

More details of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership have been unveiled at local gatherings in Sabden and Nelson, Click HERE for more information.

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.

Lasers reveal ‘lost’ Roman roads

Archaeologists are using Environment Agency laser mapping data to rediscover hundreds of kilometres of ‘lost’ Roman roads.

Since 1998 the Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above to help with work such as flood modeling and tracking changing coastlines. But these LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data are also publicly available and have been used to help with everything from building virtual worlds to managing forests. In particular, it is helping to find lost Roman roads across the north of England. Click Here for the article. 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.

Museum Closures… the national picture

After cuts forced Bradford to send its photo archive to London last week, battle lines are being drawn on the future of key museums outside the capital. CLICK HERE for story.

Remains of 800 children unearthed in Blackburn

The remains of 800 children are among 1,967 bodies to be exhumed by archaeologists at St Peter’s Burial Ground in Blackburn. The bodies are being unearthed and moved ahead of the construction of a new section of road through the area.

Click Here for the BBC Report

Natwest_Bank,_PadihamPadiham Townscape Heritage receives funding

Burnley Council has received initial support for the Padiham Townscape Heritage Initiative bid, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Padiham ‘Crafting the Future’ project. Click Here for more

3632002198Trough Laithe site, Barrowford to be developed

Access has been granted to the Trough Laithe site by Pendle Council where up to 500 homes could be built. The area is believed to comprise parts of a medieval pasture enclosure, part of the Forest of Pendle vaccaries complex established around 1290.

In an often tetchy three hour meeting of Pendle Council’s Development Management Committee which saw councillors verbally clash with campaigners on several occasions, councillors voted in favour of Peel’s outline application seeking access to the site off Barrowford Road but reserving matters in terms of scale and design.

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