Heritage in the Press – September 2015

September’s Heritage Open Days seem to have inspired a lot of heritage stories and comment…

Colne, Barrowford and Nelson  area…

Delight over heritage area’s transformation in Nelson

10-year Whitefield regeneration scheme complete

Whitefield celebrates decade of improvements

The reign of cotton mills

Fence hotel plan: latest

Northlight Mill opens doors for action-packed weekend

Husband and wife unearth layers of town’s rich coal mining history

Burnley and Padiham area…

Burnley is East Lancashire heritage hotspot

IN PICTURES: Gawthorpe Hall on the way to former glory

Vital work on historic hall is money well spent

100 homes plan for Weavers’ Triangle

Grant will help boost Thompson Park restoration project for 2017 start

Backtracking to the glory days of steam

Some Trafalgar fooaks are now town legends

Burnley man buzzing to be town’s first beekeeping apprentice

Blue plaque honour for Methodist leader

Historic Mill hosts clog dance championships

How a row led to the founding of a new chapel

Local church became a power in non-Conformity

Angry locals burned effigy of churchman over drinks ban

Blackburn and Darwen area…

IN PICTURES: Past just perfect as Blackburn heritage days prove a great hit

Blackburn bucking the trend as a town that is forging ahead to modernise and improve

Darwen high school celebrates a first in heritage hall of fame

Historic Darwen pub could make way for homes after demolition

Artist Bill Brooke painted Darwen back streets and the cobbles

Accrington and Oswaldtwistle area…

Part of historic Oswaldtwistle mill set to be demolished

Exhibition launched in Accrington Market Hall over £2 million town centre regeneration

Past and present of Accrington captured in new photography exhibition

Expanded Hyndburn wind farm should benefit all Hyndburn communities, councillors urge

Clitheroe and Whalley area…

Grade II-listed building in Clitheroe could make way for apartments

Bid to convert one of the oldest spinning mills  into a hotel revived

Hotel and spa plan for Chipping: latest

Whalley – a village through the centuries

Free advice on listed building renovation

‘Lost’ Roman road is discovered

Steve steps in as Longridge history chief

Rossendale area…

Walk through our industrial history: Rossendale quarry put on the map

135 missing and damaged graves in cemetery replaced or salvaged

Council bosses in U-turn over £3.5m Rawtenstall bus station proposals

Plans for Rawtenstall’s new bus station criticised by civic campaigners

New consultation on ‘£20m Rawtenstall town centre redevelopment’ set to launch

Intrepid photographers uncover fascinating hidden heritage of Bacup’s forgotten buildings

West Craven area…

Barnoldswick archive creators need your help to fill in the gaps

East Lancashire…

Showcasing our rich heritage a great idea

Pay up – and then we can all celebrate our heritage

£50M TREASURE TROVE: 48,000 items in Lancashire art collections – but only 10% displayed

General and further afield…

Big Roman dig starts in Lancaster

Lancaster’s Roman archaeological dig hailed a success

‘One of the largest stone monuments in Europe’ found a mile from Stonehenge

‘At-risk’ lime kilns heritage site to get £450,000 restoration

Bronze Age ‘sauna’ unearthed on Orkney

Victorian Society lifts the lid on Kitchens

‘Downton effect’ for house owners living near stately homes

Lampreys returning to English rivers after conservation work

Ecologist brought in to monitor Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael

Major funding boost for red-squirrel conservation



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