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The Pendle Witches: part 1. A visit to Pendle Heritage Centre

The village of Barrowford, the location of Pendle Heritage Centre, is in East Lancashire at the foot of Pendle Hill, a powerful brooding presence which dominates the landscape for miles around. 1,207 more words

Places To Visit In Lancashire

Evolving through Preservation

Cassandra Hunter

 How can libraries better evolve? This is one of the dominating questions plaguing libraries in the 21st century. In the Age of Technology libraries are finding themselves under ever increasing pressure to maintain and rediscover their unique source of value. 441 more words

Too Many Cooks

On the 22nd October 1915, the Scarborough Mercury reported that Percy COOK, confectioner of West Avenue, Filey,  had been fined 10 shillings at the Police Court for “not having had lights properly shaded”. 552 more words


Black Dyke Band's Tour of America & Canada, 1906: Cocktails & Philanthropy

It can be argued that Black Dyke Mills Brass Band were one of the most successful and influential brass bands of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. 2,341 more words

Brass Band History

Adrian, Michigan: My Haunted Hometown. Chapter 4. Ghost Trestle

Every rose has its thorn, every Romeo has their Juliet, and every town has a haunted house. It is a place so scary, that tales are passed generation to generation, turning stories into legend. 773 more words



I was 24 in 1973 and that makes it feel very long ago; it was a long time ago, and it represents a different world in many ways. 835 more words

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Railway Competition in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s and the unfortunate experience of Peter Lumley of Tullamore, by Peter Burke

The railway connection from Dublin was completed to Tullamore in 1854 and from Tullamore to Athlone in 1859. Here Peter Burke, a ‘railway buff’ tells of some of the shenanigans that went on to stifle competition. 1,016 more words

Local History