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 the Bull Hotel site

Accrington and Oswaldtwistle area…

Village Residents Committee secures more than £32,000 for James Hargreaves heritage trail

Future of landmark Accrington pub and fire station still in the balance

Special room dedicated to the Accrington Pals unveiled

Clitheroe and Whalley area…

Historic Whalley church scoops conservation cash

Restoration work to begin on historic landmark from Houses of Parliament in Clitheroe

Colne, Barrowford and Nelson  area…

Home to the finest weavers

‘No’ to Nelson takeaway and flats plan

Residents turn out to fight wind turbine appeal

Rossendale area…

Delight as water back in Haslingden Pool for first time in two years

Haslingden Veterans group completes project to restore graves of  soldiers

Concerns over proposal to build homes on century-old recreation ground

Expansion of Scout Moor Wind Farm recommended for approval

West Craven area…

Vintage year for Kelbrook tractor run

History of Earby explored in walk

Blackburn and Darwen area…

Top 5 reasons Blackburn really is a great place to live!

Vandalised Darwen weather station facing axe

Work due to start on demolishing derelict Frankie’s Bar in Darwen town centre

Archive shows how Blackburn looked over a century ago

Nearby places…

Hay time hope growing for vanishing meadows

Former Settle police station to be made into homes

Historic Astley Hall set to reopen

Converted Bolton church aiming for national recognition at ‘property Oscars’

US architect wins race to design new-look Preston bus station

Heron Corn Mill fuses ancient and modern

General and further afield…

Fracking on its way to Pendle?

Thousands enjoy the scenery at fourth annual canal festival

Hi-tech plan to combat IS destruction of ancient sites

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

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