Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sharan Bispham – The Unsung Hero

Sharan Bispham, a Rossendale artist and community supporter, has again produced an amazing homage to the Christmas season by decorating the Bocholt Tree on Bocholt Way, Rawtenstall. The Tree was created by sculptor Bernard Tindall to celebrate Rossendale’s twinning links with … Continue reading

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The Valley of Stone Greenway Project – A Tourism Gem

Over the course of 2013 Lancashire, Rossendale and Rochdale Councils have been working on developing a popular path along the course of the former railway from Rawtenstall to Rochdale. This route would be the basis for encouraging walking and cycling, … Continue reading

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Fabulous Foodie Walking Festival

Rural Rossendale run an annual walking festival which takes place every October in Rossendale that provides the opportunity to sample the unique foods of Rossendale while enjoying the beauty and character of the Valley. There are a variety of walks … Continue reading

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Bacup NAT- Everything you need to know about Bacup and more

The Bacup Natural History Society & Museum was established in 1878, we have a collection of over 4,000 photographs and slides along with various historical documents on the Bacup and Stacksteads areas. Our museum, displays various domestic and military artefacts and we also … Continue reading

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Preserving the Footwear Heritage in Rossendale

Did you work in the shoe and slipper industry in Rossendale? Or know someone who did? Your stories are needed. A new Heritage Lottery funded project researching the local footwear industry’s history has been launched. They want to find out memories … Continue reading

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