Bits from Bar­row­ford

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There’s a bit of Bar­row­ford in Japan. A Ja­panese busi­ness­man took such a lik­ing to the 1890 Methodist Chapel that he had it shipped, stone by stone, to Ha­chioji where it is now The Grand Victoria Chapel Ho­tel.

Roger Ban­nis­ter, the first person to break the four-minute mile, once lived at what is now the Pen­dle Her­itage Cen­tre.

It has two rivers, Pen­dle wa­ter and Colne Wa­ter and it’s not un­com­mon to see trout and salmon, es­pe­cially as a fish pass has been built to al­low them easy access up river to spawn.

Mike Phelan, foot­baller and for­mer as­sis­tant man­ager of Manch­ester United, was brought up in Bar­row­ford.

The first Jelly Ba­bies were made here. They were orig­i­nally sup­posed to be Jelly Bears but the mould maker wasn’t quite on mes­sage. They looked more like ba­bies and it proved eas­ier to change the name than make a new mould.

ABOVE: Pen­dle Her­itage Cen­tre was saved by the com­mu­nity

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