Made In Rossendale Timber Goods Brighten Christmas

by Catherine Smyth Media

HUNDREDS of people will be opening presents on Christmas Day that have been made in Rossendale.

James Stroud, owner of Rossendale Bespoke Timber in Blackburn Road, Haslingden, decided to apply for a stall at Manchester Christmas Markets, which attract 9.6million visitors over six weeks.

Every stall has 70 businesses competing for the pitch, but his novel hand crafted wooden items proved an instant hit with the organisers. Continue reading “Made In Rossendale Timber Goods Brighten Christmas”

Dance Festival Brings North West Best to Rossendale

Words byCatherine Smyth Media

Photo by Nic @ Little Picture Loft

HUNDREDS of dancers from all over the North West packed a Haslingden school for a three-day dance festival.

Nearly 100 trophies were handed out at the fourth Dansworks Theatre Festival held at Haslingden Primary School.

Dansworks Dance Academy, based at Pioneer Buildings in Bacup, introduced a local festival because its pupils enter competitions all around the country and it was decided it would be good to have a competition nearer home. Continue reading “Dance Festival Brings North West Best to Rossendale”

Food Group Plans Town Centre Community Cafe

By Catherine Smyth Media

A FOOD Group has relocated and will be opening a community café at in Rawtenstall hopefully by Christmas.

Since April this year the group had been meeting in the community room at St Mary’s CE School, Rawtenstall, but now organisers have obtained a grant to make changes to the Positive Start building on Bury Road, Rawtenstall, across from the Fire Station. Continue reading “Food Group Plans Town Centre Community Cafe”