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 plan

18th Century former Edenfield pub could be demolished

Barrowford, Nelson Colne area…

500 new homes plan on edge of Barrowford

Housing plan for Trawden countryside unveiled

History of Fence book goes on sale

The men who saved Wycoller

 Stone flags torn up at Colne listed building

Such a vibrant victory parade

Salmon spotted in Burnley and Colne for first time in several decades

Accrington area…

Accrington Magistrates and County Courts set to close

Great Harwood viaduct to be reopened after 15 years

Tarmaced repairs on paved streets were ‘a mistake’

Burnley, Padiham area…

A close look at the historic heart of Burnley

Building Burnley Embankment

£1m. plan to restore historic Burnley Park

Salmon spotted in Burnley and Colne for first time in several decades

Controversial plan to demolish historic mill in Burnley centre

Landmark Padiham pub for sale

Nature reserve blossoms at Hapton chemical works site

Ex Burnley bank to be turned into Italian restaurant

Following in the footsteps of medieval kings

Parks are not the only big features

The missing domes on Burnley Town Hall

Clitheroe area…

Archaeologists search for Roman relics in Ribble Valley village

A marvel in marble at college

Three great day trips out this summer

Gisburn area…

Solar farm will blight countryside, say objectors

Blackburn and Darwen area…

Looking back at life in Blackburn over the last 100 years

Darwen hosting events for heritage festival

Piece of history which has looked down on Darwen for more than 100 years restored

New modern mode of transport thrilled visionary Victorians

Residents to paint Blackburn’s pavements red at new festival

Nearby places…

Unique chance to see paintings

Work to protect Chorley’s ‘Flying Arches’ wins award

Corneholme trail opened to celebrate old textile industry

Bolton Council hopes to finally sign off town hall plans

Council will “protect” historic buildings following protests over town centre plans

Blackpool’s new £2m Illumination project revealed

Woodland Trust buys majority of Smithills estate

Parts of Forest of Bowland being deliberately set on fire ‘to boost grouse’

New farm wildlife grant scheme open to farmers in Bowland

General and further afield…

Moorland burning ‘threatens protected landscape’

Ash dieback: Woodland Trust warns on hedgerows impact

Farmland bird and butterfly declines show we are ‘failing nature’

‘No cause for alarm’ in red squirrel site decline

Protected status for London’s British Library, opened in 1997

‘Character and heritage’ of post boxes to be preserved


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