Here’s an interesting project from the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership.
Here’s a nice reminiscence of the Pendle Heritage Centre.
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.
Digging for Britain – Ribchester
Last Night’s Digging for Britain programme on the BBC included an archaeological dig in Ribchester which uncovered evidence of the immediate post-Roman period. It also featured Pendle Heritage member Paul Hickman in excavating mode.
Newhallhey vaccary fieldwalk – 12/3/2016 – A walk with two puzzles
Download the report here…
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.
Two men stumble across ‘very, very rare’ Bronze Age burial site
It’s in Lancashire… but they don’t say where… CLICK HERE
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.
Cheshire Roman treasure hoards on display for first time
The Knutsford and Malpas Hoards are on display at Museum of Liverpool until 19th June, Click Here for more information.
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.
New finds at Bronze Age ‘Pompeii’ Must Farm quarry
CLICK HERE for latest update on this exciting dig.
Blackburn Cotton Exchange to be saved
One of Blackburn’s most iconic buildings, the Cotton Exchange, is to be transformed into restaurant, bar and theatre. Click here for the story and a set of photos.
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.
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
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.
Rhyddings Park £2 million lottery grant
Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle is set to be transformed by a £2 million lottery grant, thanks to the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Fund.
Must Farm Excavation Update
Amazing discoveries at Must Farm in Cambridgeshire are giving a detailed glimpse of life in Britain 3,000 years ago. Two contrasting reports…
Must Farm excavation website http://www.mustfarm.com/