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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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Longridge Station, Longridge

No railway goes through this Victorian station anymore, but it has been transformed into a historical tourist attraction. The line once ran from Longridge to Preston and in its earliest form, it didn’t have trains on at all. Opened in 1840,  it was first … Continue reading

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Higher Woodhill Mill ruins, Bury

The first mill at this site was built around 1790 and was powered by a small waterwheel. The mill began life producing cotton, but over the years it would be expanded and used to manufacture a whole range of products. The original … Continue reading

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