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Old 16-03-2013, 12:35   #16
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back in the early 1990s i remember something about the plan to build in between blackburn and ossy to join them up and to make hyndburn a suburb of the city of blackburn .
There was an even earlier event back in the 1970s when blegburn thowt they were going to take over what is now Hyndburn, Mottershead of blegburn rubbed his hands in glee, half penny on the rates would bring in 30,000 to blegburn, the people of Oswaldtwistle rose up and threatened to build a wall across the road on the boundry with Blegburn. Mottershead had blegburns new town hall bult on the strength of such a take over, 1/2 of that stood unused for years after, only Darwen was made top suffer from their ineptitude.
The last thing we need is that lot from blegburn running this part of Lancashire, all our services would be run from yon dump, the area would become even more blighted, your local councillors would have little voice in the affairs. Why do you think they want the new bus station, being pushed by county and blegburn, NOT to serve Accrington, but to transport Accrington shoppers to blegburn.
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Old 16-03-2013, 13:51   #17
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Think you are right in your assessment there Sue.
I worked in Rawtenstall in the early sixties and it was always Rossendale back then.
I never really liked the name Hyndburn......and if asked where I am from I always say Accrington.
Perhaps it was a half way house naming it Hyndburn?
Half of it being named after a no longer existing pub on blacburn rd the other half, burn getting folk used to the idea that we will become a suburb of wanna be City?
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Old 16-03-2013, 13:53   #18
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Rossendale as an area name has been around for a very long time. My dad worked at Haslingden even though we lived in Accy and he always referred to Rossendale. Whereas Hyndburn only really came into being when the local authority was created and before that was just the name of a river, and a mucky one at that. It's much more of an artificial creation and hasn't really been around long enough to be thought of as an area.
Its always been known as Rossendale Valley, or just the Valley when you live there, I lived and worked in Rossendale for quite a few years before moving back to Ossy, even I didn't look on it as moving back to Hyndburn, nobody really knows where Hyndburn is they certainly know where Accrington and Oswaldtwistle are in all parts of the country. When I worked for Shopfitters Ossy was on every van and the number of people who actually came up to use say they knew where Ossy was amazing
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Old 16-03-2013, 15:34   #19
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from what i remember darwen isnt too happy anymore been taken over by blackburn council as where as they used to get their own pot of cash they now have to be drip fed from blackburn which apparantly isnt happening as expected so darwen is now getting less money

if accy was taken merged with blackburn i dare say teh same would happen with the lions share plus a bit more going to blackburn and scraps going to the rest
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Old 17-03-2013, 08:23   #20
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Think your right there Gayle I know when I lived in Rossendale, Rossendale was recognised as part of the Postcode, never did take of in Hyndburn though, Haslingden Rossendale seems to have the right feel to it whereas Oswaldtwistle Hyndburn doesn't, its far better Oswaldtwistle Accrington

I almost never put Accrington on my address, just street, Oswaldtwistle and postcode. Sometimes I put Lancashire
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Old 17-03-2013, 09:11   #21
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I almost never put Accrington on my address, just street, Oswaldtwistle and postcode. Sometimes I put Lancashire
I'm the same Neil, if I'm writing to some one I haven't communicated with before say for buying something, I do include Accrington but never do locally
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Old 17-03-2013, 09:59   #22
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I almost never put Accrington on my address, just street, Oswaldtwistle and postcode. Sometimes I put Lancashire
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I'm the same Neil, if I'm writing to some one I haven't communicated with before say for buying something, I do include Accrington but never do locally
If you have the correct house number and postcode you shouldn't even need the town or street.
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Old 17-03-2013, 10:06   #23
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i use accrington when on the phone mainly because indians and southerners have a problem with the word oswaldtwistle when spoken in a lancashire accent and you end up spelling it for them 3 or 4 times so its easier to just say accy and give them your postcode
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Old 17-03-2013, 10:07   #24
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If you have the correct house number and postcode you shouldn't even need the town or street.
very true but it helps to keep the boredom away from the postie
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Old 17-03-2013, 10:10   #25
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i use accrington when on the phone mainly because indians and southerners have a problem with the word oswaldtwistle when spoken in a lancashire accent and you end up spelling it for them 3 or 4 times so its easier to just say accy and give them your postcode
Indians, I don't even spell out the words I usually tell them, think they understand them by now, they'll have heard them often enough
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i use accrington when on the phone mainly because indians and southerners have a problem with the word oswaldtwistle when spoken in a lancashire accent and you end up spelling it for them 3 or 4 times so its easier to just say accy and give them your postcode
Many english people can't understand me. Though they can grasp expletives, they are universal.
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Old 19-03-2013, 06:57   #28
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Hey Ken..what do you think of your hero now that he's attempting to stab his own local party councillors and constituents in the back?
He isn't, he has merely put forward a suggestive future framework if the time ever comes to hit the panic button in order for East Lancashire to survive. Bear in mind that the possibility exists that at some point district Councils could come to an end and we would all end up under the wing of LCC entirely.

Just remember we are in election season, with a certain Accrington Observer star columnist defending his County Council seat so things will be very lively over the next six weeks and the slightest little thing will be an 'outrage' in order to ramp up a story. Last year I found myself on the front page twice over 'resident anger' (or some other sensationalist sabre-rattling) in stories which were at best off-the-cuff quotes taken wildly out of context.

I have said it before but just take media reports with a pinch of salt, they are rarely verbatim accounts.
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Old 19-03-2013, 08:25   #29
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He isn't, he has merely put forward a suggestive future framework if the time ever comes to hit the panic button in order for East Lancashire to survive. Bear in mind that the possibility exists that at some point district Councils could come to an end and we would all end up under the wing of LCC entirely.

Just remember we are in election season, with a certain Accrington Observer star columnist defending his County Council seat so things will be very lively over the next six weeks and the slightest little thing will be an 'outrage' in order to ramp up a story. Last year I found myself on the front page twice over 'resident anger' (or some other sensationalist sabre-rattling) in stories which were at best off-the-cuff quotes taken wildly out of context.

I have said it before but just take media reports with a pinch of salt, they are rarely verbatim accounts.
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