Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tocca’s Stone, St Stephens Churchyard, Tockholes

Tocca’s Stone can be found as part of a monument in St. Stephen’s churchyard. The monument consists of a slim cross shaft with the oddly shaped Tocca’s stone beside it. Both of these pieces of sculpture rest on a cross base. Below this is … Continue reading

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Parbold Bottle Monument, Parbold

The Parbold Bottle stands just a few minutes walk away from the stunning vista on top of Parbold Hill, a well known local viewpoint. The monument itself is curious both in terms of  its history and the reason for it being built. … Continue reading

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Steam Tram Turning Triangle and Twin Waiting Rooms, Darwen

Darwen had one of the first steam tram lines to operate in the whole the the country, opening in 1881.  It was run by Busby Carson & Company under the name ‘Blackburn and Over Darwen Tramway Company Ltd’. The name is still remembered … Continue reading

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