Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Coconutter Tradition Continues

The origins of many traditional dances are lost in the mists of time and no one can say with any certainty how they came about, but if you go to the small Pennine Town of Bacup situated between Rochdale and Burnley on Easter Saturday you … Continue reading

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The Horse and Bamboo – A National Treasure

The Horse and Bamboo are 35 years old this year, and is acclaimed as a National Treasure. It started our life in Rossendale,  and in Rossendale it remains. In 2013 it works in many of the same ways we did in … Continue reading

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Travel Through Rossendale in Style

The East Lancashire Railway is a mainly steam hauled service between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. This popular steam railway offers a great day out for all of the family and hosts a wide variety of events and attractions to … Continue reading

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Whitworth Rushcart – A Fine Tradition of the Valley

It’s a tradition that had died out at the turn of the millennium but has been revived again in recent years. The Whitworth Rushcart celebrations hark back to an ancient era where rushes were cut and collected to be strewn on … Continue reading

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Must Visit Rossendale – Absolutely!

The Must Visit  Rossendale blog provides the visitor with an intimate view of some of the many attractions and events that are happening in the valley. It will be supplementing the main Visit Rossendale Tourist Information site that can be found … Continue reading

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