Successful Heritage Open Day at Stubbylee Hall, Bacup

Published September 13, 2016 at 16:00

Valley Heritage, working alongside Rossendale Borough Council, were once again able to open up Stubbylee Hall to the public this year. Over 75 people attended throughout the day and were able to explore the attics; cellars and other ‘secret’ places rarely open to the public.

Stephen Anderson, Chair of Valley Heritage said: “The Heritage Open Day was a great success and was very well attended by local people as well as drawing in visitors from the neighbouring boroughs of Burnley and Bury. We look forward to revealing more of the Valley’s hidden heritage at future events. If anyone has any suggestions of buildings they would like to see open next year, or if they are the guardian of a historic property they would like to share with the community, please do not hesitate to contact us to see if we are able to help”.

Valley Heritage and Rossendale Council want to thank everyone for their support for their Heritage Open Day, in particular the visitors and volunteers who made it such an interesting and full day.

This event was one of many organised around the Valley to mark Heritage Open Days. Crawshawbooth Quaker Meeting House, Church of St Nicholas with St John and St Michael, Grane Mill, St Anne’s Church and the Weaver’s Cottage also opened there doors for the public to take a look around.

Cllr Annie McMahon, heritage Champion at Rossendale Borough Council thought the weekend was a great success;

The whole weekend was a great celebration of the heritage assets Rossendale is home to. It is really encouraging to see lots of people getting involved in either organising openings or coming having a look around.”

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Stubbylee Hall inside

Stubbylee Hall inside

St Anne's Church inside




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