Heritage Hyndburn – Howarth art gallery, the Tiffany Collection

Originally known as Hollins Hill, Howarth art gallery was once the home of William Howarth. The Howarth’s came from humble beginnings, but soon found fortune, with two cotton mills in the town. The Howarth family originally lived on Burnley Road in Accrington. Moreover, William was a county councillor and was active in the Baptist Church. […]

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Reopening the line to Skipton, will it ever happen?

Reopening the line to Skipton Reopening of the missing link from Colne to Skipton has long been proposed. However, the recent paring back of rail investment in the north has caused consternation among Pendle councillors. Coun Whipp said: “Council [all councillors] notes the watering down of infrastructure plans for the north of England with the […]

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Accrington, investment plan, fantasy football?

The recent, Accrington town centre investment plan has some good ideas but will it ever happen? Additionally, what happened to the rest of Hyndburn? Have we been levelled off or levelled up? The investment plan is a long term project expected to bring 70m of investment. Moreover, it is also expected to bring £9.6m of […]

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Hyndburn, the cannabis capital of the North?

Is Hyndburn turning into the cannabis capital of the North? Notably, In Hyndburn, You can choose between Locally grown cannabis or imports! A recent court case has highlighted the issue of cannabis in the Hyndburn area. Notably, this involved the importation of £3.2m of cannabis to an Oswaldtwistle warehouse. Additionally, a cannabis factory was discovered […]

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When Accrington station had twenty-one staff.

The heyday of the railways was around 1910 when Accrington station had a remarkable twenty-one staff. Now there is one. Indeed, Lines headed off in all directions and the station was huge. In fact, the only thing surviving now, from this era, is the footbridge, minus its top and still in the same location! Ther […]

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Drink driver caught in Accrington

Drink driver caught in Accrington. Nationally, in 2020, more than 2000 people were killed in drink driving-related accidents. In Lancashire, more than 100 have been caught over the limit, in one month alone. Consequently, of over 1.500 people stopped, in December 2020,109 were found to be over the drink driving limit. Furthermore, Local drivers are […]

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Homes for Humanity Charity, seeks to open in Accrington

The homeless Charity Homes for Humanity is looking to set up a shop in Accrington. Additionally, there is a proposed affordable housing scheme on Charter Street, Accrington. The eco-house scheme is run by Building for Humanity. Moreover, the profits from the Building For Humanity project will be used to fund the shop and initial help […]

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Food banks, how they work and where to go in Hyndburn

To use a food bank you have to be registered as being in need. The first point of contact is the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. See using a food bank “The adviser will ask you some questions about your income and needs. They can check if you should be getting any benefits you’re not currently claiming and […]

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Howard and Bullough, build Accrington’s mega-factory.

Accrington was once the home of the Howard and Bullough mega-factory. In fact, It sat next to the railway and dominated the town for many years. In 1851 the Accrington firm of Howard & Bleakley was founded. Consequently, Bleakley retired and John Bullough joined the company in 1856. The company began with four workers. Remarkably, […]

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