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Submitted by admin on Sep, 04/09/2019 - 22:36

Our video 'James Hargreaves - Spin Doctor' has now received well over 5000 views from all over the world and increases daily. So our village is well and truly on the map. If you still haven't seen it then google James Hargreaves - Spin Doctor. We have also been asked permission to include a short clip of the Spinning Jenny for a forthcoming tv documentary on great inventions.


Submitted by admin on Sep, 04/09/2019 - 22:35

We have recently been approached by a project which wants to speak to women who worked in the local mills and would be happy to share their memories. If you would like to take part or know of someone who would please let us know.


Submitted by admin on Sep, 04/09/2019 - 22:32

The Stanhill Village Heritage Trail is in popular use with walkers and visitors. So far this year over 300 visitors have received a guided tour and talk including societies and families. If you know of any societies or groups who might be interested in the 'Stanhill Experience' please ask them to contact me or visit our website on stanhillvillage.co.uk.  We have been booked for further events including some as far ahead as next January.


Submitted by admin on Sep, 04/09/2019 - 22:31

Last year the owners of 19 Stanhill Street, Oswaldtwistle BB5 4QE opened their garden for a weekend as part of the National Garden Scheme. Everyone who attended was impressed and enjoyed themselves.

This year there is a repeat performance and the garden is open from 12 - 5pm on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September.


Submitted by admin on Sep, 04/09/2019 - 22:27

SpeedingYou may have read recently of the exercise conducted by the Tactical Operations Unit and the Lancashire Safer Roads Team in Stanhill. They targeted speeding motorists. A number of drivers were pulled over for speeding as well as other offences. In two cases drivers were speeding at 44 mph and 50 mph in the 30 mph limit.


Village In A Spin

Submitted by richard_hooper on Feb, 27/02/2017 - 17:18

Image removed.The Stanhill Village Heritage Project is presently running traditional spinning workshops. We have hired a professional instructor, Cathy Wright, who shows local residents how to spin on traditional spinning wheels called ‘Lazycates’.

Bury Meadows

Submitted by richard_hooper on Oct, 16/10/2016 - 17:22

Bury Meadows [or Brookside as it is usually referred to], is a large wooded area with 60,000 trees, lodges and walkways. It has tremendous potential as a recreation area for the community. Ideas include horse riding, kayaking, fishing, orienteering, woodcraft as well as continuing to provide a pleasant place to walk and jog and enjoy nature. However, the woodland and its facilities needs to be managed and as a first step we are working with a consultancy, the local council and the Environment Agency to bid for funds to carry out a feasibility study.

Memorial Gardens

Submitted by richard_hooper on Jan, 13/01/2016 - 16:48

Memorial GardensBefore the demolition of the ‘Pickle Factory’ and the creation of the new housing estate, there were two cherry trees in front of the factory that gave many residents a lot of pleasure.When these were chopped down we campaigned for them to be replaced in the Memorial Gardens.  The new cherry trees were planted shortly after at which time a group of volunteers

Bus Stop

Submitted by richard_hooper on Jan, 05/01/2016 - 16:56

After a long campaign a permanent bus stop has been re-located in front of the Stanhill Working Mens Club. The costs were met by Morris Homes following pressure from the Residents and Fete Committee and local councillors.


Submitted by richard_hooper on Aug, 05/08/2015 - 17:00

This year’s fete was again a successful event despite a slightly cooler and breezier day than the previous year! Opened by Councillor Glen Harrison the fete attracted large numbers, who enjoyed a great day of fun and entertainment with traditional games and stalls. The money raised will provide the village ‘s donation to worthy local causes.