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For Vintage Retro Bacup Delivers

Bacup is fast becoming the Vintage Retro Centre of East Lancashire, with visitors coming from all over the Northwest. The town can now boast a monthly Vintage Retro market and four vintage retro shop, with two more due to open … Continue reading

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Listen, Do You Want To Know A Secret? Rossendale Is Fab!

The Rossendale Valley can’t be summed up in a word, but it is beautiful, exhilarating, friendly, challenging, rewarding, peaceful and home of Lee Quarry,the World Gravy Wresting and Black Pudding Throwing Championships and the Rossendale 60’s Festival. Check us out … Continue reading

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Bacup’s Vintage Retro Market Rocks

Matt and Suzanne Cockshott, with support from the Bacup Business Association and Rossendale Borough Council are beginning to establish the Bacup Vintage Retro Craft Market as something that Bacup can be proud of. Last month’s market attracted lots of people, including … Continue reading

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New Brand For Rossendale launched

  A new brand has been developed by the Promoting Rossendale Partnership Board’s Branding sub group in collaboration with Osprey Delivers, a marketing Communication company, as part of a campaign to promote Rossendale as a vibrant, picturesque and distinctive Tourist destination. The … Continue reading

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Cotton Shed Appeals For Mature Members

The Cotton Shed Theatre Company is a registered charity, taking its inspiration from the renowned London theatre group ‘Chicken shed’, and has as its overriding aim for both audience and theatre member to enjoy, be moved and inspired by a … Continue reading

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The Rossendale Valley Gets A Tourism Boost

  As a result of discussions between The Promoting Rossendale Partnership’s Tourism Communications Group and Marketing Lancashire, the Rossendale Valley  has now been launched on the Visit Lancashire web site. Having a presence on the Visit Lancashire web site will … Continue reading

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New Community Group ‘Love Haslingden’

Photo courtesy of Group member Heidi Schachtschneider-Williams Haslingden, nestles in the heart of the beautiful Rossendale Valley and is steeped in Industrial history and heritage. Unfortunately in recent years the town seems to have lost its identity. An impassioned group from … Continue reading

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Relay For Life Rossendale – The Event That Keeps On Giving

 Photo courtesy of Relay For Life Rossendale Although Relay For Life Rossendale has now been running for 8 years, it is still not established in the community as much as it deserves to be. Because it is a Team event, … Continue reading

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New Bus Station could be the Hub for Tourism in the Future

 Photo courtesy of Day Architectural The New Bus Station planned for Rawtenstall as part of the new town centre development could become the nucleus for Tourism in the Valley. One of the major elements in attracting visitors to Rossendale in … Continue reading

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Bacup’s Claims To Fame – They May Surprise You

Bacup may be a small town in the Rossendale Valley Lancashire, but when it comes to ‘Claims to Fame’, it punches well above its weight. The town has a number of distinctive cultural and historic characteristics that may surprise many … Continue reading

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