Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Irwell Sculpture Trail – Rossendale’s culture stroll

Extending over 33 miles through Salford, Bury and Rossendale, the Irwell Sculpture Trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK and makes a great free day out for all the family, connecting local heritage, the landscape and communities. The … Continue reading

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The Black Pudding Plod and Hog Hike – Curious?

The Rural Rossendale Trust was set up by a group of local guest accommodation providers in the area, with the aim of putting Rossendale on the map. The group provides a variety of guest accommodation in Rossendale, Lancashire ranging from stylish … Continue reading

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The Whitaker – Cool Culture

The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park in the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, UK. In addition to the displays of local history and a Victorian natural history collection, there is also … Continue reading

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Bacup Past and Present – Join in on the Conversation

Bacup Market in the 1970’s This Facebook page is bringing together Bacup folk to share memories of Bacup past & present. It is a brilliant insight into the uniqueness of Bacup as a typical Rossendale town Now is your chance … Continue reading

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Watch Your Meat and Two Veg at the Annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships

More than 1,500 people gathered in the Bank Holiday sunshine to watch the annual contest in Bacup, Lancashire. picture by Steve Allen Costumed competitors slopped and grappled for victory in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships. Superman, a Brussels sprout and … Continue reading

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World Black Pudding Throwing Championships – only in Rossendale

REVELLERS who fancied their throwing arms travelled to Ramsbottom from across the country and beyond for the official World Black Pudding Throwing Championships. Around 2,000 people took to The Oaks pub on Bridge Street for the annual event, which sees competitors … Continue reading

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Valley Artists – Art at its Best

Picture by Andrew J Holland Valley Artists is a non-profit making collective based in Rossendale about fifteen miles north of Manchester. The group includes painters, printmakers, textile artists and sculptors. They endeavour to provide affordable studio space in a secure, encouraging and inspiring environment, … Continue reading

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