Project to put Pendle village on the history map

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Salterforth Baptist Church and village hall will feature in the heritage trail Salterforth Baptist Church and village hall will feature in the heritage trail

A PRIMARY school has received £43,000 in lottery funding to run a community heritage project looking at the history of a Pendle village.

Salterforth Primary School will run the project, with help from artist Vivien Booth, which will result in a map being created showing the historic sites around the village.

So far, children at the school have been listening to stories from residents who have shared their memories of life in the village.

Rachael Brennan, a teaching assistant at the school, said: “We are incredibly lucky to have been awarded lottery funding to run this community heritage project.

“We will work with Vivien to create a beautiful ceramic map along with decorative plaques to accompany a historic stroll around our cherished village.

“There will be opportunities to work with members of Galloway’s Society for the Blind who will help us create an inclusive, interactive guide to Salterforth’s past which can be accessed by people from all walks of life, and the North West Sound Archive will help us to keep this history alive for many years to come.”

The children have heard from Margaret Brown, from Earby and District History Society, who told them about how the original Anchor Inn is now underground, while Andy Fitton spoke to them about life living on his barge, Travis.

Vivien said: “We are going to make a large ceramic street map which will be placed outside Salterforth School along with individual ceramic plaques which will be situated around the village.

“As you share with us your stories and memories of Salterforth, all the places of personal interest and importance will be referenced to help design the map and plaques.”

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3:39pm Tue 17 Jun 14

stevejgoss says...

Never Been Off my Map,went as 15 year old (School Trip) 45 years ago and never forgotten ! Beautiful Place and the Witch Connection (Ainsworth) only adds to the mystic appeal of the place.
Good Luck to all on the project !!!
Never Been Off my Map,went as 15 year old (School Trip) 45 years ago and never forgotten ! Beautiful Place and the Witch Connection (Ainsworth) only adds to the mystic appeal of the place. Good Luck to all on the project !!! stevejgoss
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