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Old 07-01-2014, 22:24   #16
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Re: Clarks of Broad Oak Farm

Mike Rothwell's fantastic book 'Industrial heritage - a guide to the industrial hertitage of Accrington' refers to Higher Mill as Adelphi,. and mentions the ruins of Lower Mill - both in Bash. One of our oldest industrial sites Date from 1790 at least - waterpowered. The chemical works closed 1913.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:38   #17
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My wife says that there were several such publications in her Mum's possessions but nobody in the family seems to know where they ended up.
Some of the family have referred to Lower Mill but nobody seems to know what type of mill it was, how big it was or when it became derelict.
Does the book mention the locations of Lower and Higher Mill?
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:46   #18
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I know the railway cutting, behind Holland's Pies was filled in.
How far into Rising Bridge can you follow the old railway track bed?
Is it possible to walk the section which was once Baxenden station?
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:18   #19
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Booth, that's the worst possible thing to say - the old ****** will be crowing with satisfaction now.
Bob, I didn't actually mean it.

I just wanted to reuse the word 'probalby'.

I even got the wrong smilie.
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Old 08-01-2014, 16:16   #20
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Bob, I didn't actually mean it.

I just wanted to reuse the word 'probalby'.

I even got the wrong smilie.

Any more of this and you'll find yourself in detention
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Old 08-01-2014, 16:19   #21
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My wife says that there were several such publications in her Mum's possessions but nobody in the family seems to know where they ended up.
Some of the family have referred to Lower Mill but nobody seems to know what type of mill it was, how big it was or when it became derelict.
Does the book mention the locations of Lower and Higher Mill?
The book even gives readings (SD760 272) for locating off OS maps. I cannot help any more as it is some years since I walked up there. I'd
like to go again, and might even take a stick of Spanish in a pop bottle.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:58   #22
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I was never allowed any further than the factory bottoms. We lived on Higher Antley Street in the 60's and my Dad told us that Icky the Bare Bummed Fire Bobby lived up there and he would eat us. Of course I knew he was telling porkies, he didn't want my sister and me mixing with the pop swigging, Spanish munching yobs, who frequented the area.

I don't have a paper OS map of the area, the online ones put those co-ordinates by the side of Kings Highway, above Winfields so that is confusing. I will wait until I next visit Accrington and have a scout round.

Thanks for the information.
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he didn't want my sister and me mixing with the pop swigging, Spanish munching yobs, who frequented the area.
Your father was a wise man. Probably knew Bob.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:54   #24
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I think it warrants a visit to Accrington, when the weather gets warmer and a walk starting at the top of St. James Street to see how far into Rising Bridge we can get.
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I think it warrants a visit to Accrington, when the weather gets warmer and a walk starting at the top of St. James Street to see how far into Rising Bridge we can get.
Isn`t that the Priestly Clough walk?
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Old 09-01-2014, 19:03   #26
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Hi Morecambe Ex Pat. It appears that my other half 'shares' a cousin with you through marriage. Knew your wife's grandma many years ago and although don't think we can be of any help with your queries am sending you a p/m re contact.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:16   #27
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Thanks for the PM dotti34 - reply sent.

I thought that Priestley Clough was accessed from Riley Street as the railway trackbed was not a footpath back when the Spanish munching yobs were terrorising little old ladies.
I walked up there but my memories are very hazy although I assume the footpath and railway met at some point, maybe at the back of King George's playing fields..
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:48   #28
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St james street is mentioned on the route of the walk -
Accrington: Priestly Clough and Hyndburn Greenway | Get Walking Keep Walking

I`ve only been that way once, but there was an accy web outing a few months back that walked that route, starting in rising bridge. There are a few pics in the today in pictures thread that might interest you.

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...res-61576.html (Today in pictures)

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Old 10-01-2014, 13:16   #29
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The walk starts at St. James Street but Riley St. is near to what we always knew as the 'Flat Iron' on factory bottoms. Next to the old Highams Mill which was demolished a few years back. I was confused, when looking at Google Street View, to see Highams Mill still standing - they made a good job of building that again - looks just like the old one.
Not really sure where on the route those photos were taken but all will be revealed when we visit. We are due to visit Accy a few times this year and it will be nice to have a walk around some of my old haunts as well as taking a hike up to Rising Bridge.
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Old 11-01-2014, 14:15   #30
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This is from a large scale map of the area dated 1911
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