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Rawtenstall Through Time Kathy Fishwick

Rawtenstall Through Time By Kathy Fishwick

Rawtenstall Through Time by Kathy Fishwick

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Rawtenstall has changed and developed over the last century.

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Rawtenstall Through Time by Kathy Fishwick

In the early Industrial Revolution, the small settlement of Rawtenstall became a crossroads for trade routes and steadily grew into a thriving town. It became a borough in 1891, taking in many of the much older hillside villages around, although they managed to retain their individual pride and character. Rawtenstall itself had great aspirations, and although these failed to develop, many of the fine buildings of the Victorian and Edwardian periods are still with us today. This book records many older corners and buildings, some forgotten, some still fondly remembered, and more than a few still with us. Much was swept away in the 1960s, and in preparation for the motorway that never came. Farmland and industrial scenes have been replaced by housing estates and superstores, and village corners have been lost for road widening. Seeing them here together brings them back into context - to be understood and appreciated by all.

About Kathy Fishwick

Kathy trained in Manchester and Southampton as a teacher of Art and Design, but after several years in secondary and further education went on to takes the Diploma in Architectural Conservation at the University of York. After a long association with the Civic Trust and its associated societies, Kathy is now a Council Member of the Ancient Monuments Society. Although having lived and worked in many parts of the country, Rawtenstall has always been home. All of the places in this book are known personally and many of the photographs taken by Kathy herself. These, with a selection of pictures from a variety of local archives and private collections, show the changes brought about by both local and national demands on this small corner of Lancashire.

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Rawtenstall Through Time by Kathy Fishwick
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