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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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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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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Accrington Woolworths, when buying records was fun!

Accrington Woolworths on the inside. This iconic image is from 1958 when Accrington Woolworths was still on Blackburn road. The store had been built in 1925, as a purpose-built building. Note the very 50’s style record stands with the characteristic legs. See also When Accrington’s trams ran on steam The first Woollworths store in Accrington […]

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