Rossendale

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the Pennines southwards to Manchester and cut through the moorland which is characteristic of the area. It was given the designation of "forest" in medieval times denoting a hunting reserve. The larger settlements grew into market towns, typically through the late Middle Ages. Farming and a cottage (cottage industry) woollen industry developed during the reign of Henry VIII (Henry VIII of England), but Rossendale's population only really expanded during the period

is characteristic of the area, despite the ancient designation of "forest". north of Ramsbottom,


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in British schools. He opposed "progressive" teaching methods and what he perceived to be lax discipline both in modern education and in the wider society, and at Highbury Grove he introduced an unfashionably traditional regime, with strictly enforced uniforms (school uniform), caning for misbehaviour, and a house system. This proved so popular with local parents that the school was consistently oversubscribed. Boyson, Rhodes, ''Oversubscribed: The Story of Highbury Grove School'', London, 1974. ISBN 0-7062-3385-9 Political career Harcourt was private secretary to his father when the latter served as Home Secretary from 1880 to 1885. He was Liberal (Liberal Party (UK)) Member of Parliament for Rossendale, Lancashire, from 1904 to 1916 and served as First Commissioner of Works in Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Henry Campbell-Bannerman)'s 1905 ministry (included in the cabinet in 1907) and in H. H. Asquith's cabinet between 1908 and 1910 and again between 1915 and 1916. In this role he authorised the placement in Kensington Gardens of the Peter Pan statue, sculpted by George Frampton, erected on 1 May 1912. Between 1910 and 1915 he was Secretary of State for the Colonies under Asquith. Harcourt received an honorary DCL degree from Oxford University, and was raised to the peerage as '''Viscount Harcourt''', of Stanton Harcourt in the County of Oxford, in 1917. See Viscount Harcourt for a separate holder of this title - 303 Rossendale 67,400 Borough (Borough status in the United Kingdom) Lancashire - The '''Metropolitan Borough of Bury''' is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England. Lying to the north of the City of Manchester, the borough is composed of six towns: Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington (Tottington, Greater Manchester), Radcliffe (Radcliffe, Greater Manchester), Whitefield (Whitefield, Greater Manchester) and Prestwich, and has a population of 181,900. On the north side Bury bounds the Lancashire districts of Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen. The '''Borough of Burnley''' is a local government district of Lancashire, England, with the status of a non-metropolitan district and borough. It has an area of Other locations were Selkirk (Selkirk, Scottish Borders), a town in the Scottish Borders, BBC Press Office (30 April 2004). "BBC ONE explores love across the social divide in an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South". Press release (News release). Retrieved on 26 April 2008. Burnley in Lancashire, and the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, where the final and the beginning scenes were shot. Additional railway sequences were filmed in Yorkshire, using carriages provided by the Vintage Carriages Trust '''Andrew Houston''' (Born March 23, 1846 – ?? ) was born in Doonbreeda, Nephin, County Mayo; later moving to Rossendale, credited as the Rossendale Bard. A case is currently being tried in England over the alleged assault of a 'Goth' (w:Goth subculture) couple, resulting in the death of the female victim. A fifteen-year-old youth, who was one of a gang of five, is charged with having kicked and stamped the 20-year-old woman to death in Stubby Lee Park, Bacup (w:Bacup), Rossendale (w:Rossendale) in Lancashire (w:Lancashire) on the 11 August 2007.


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in British schools. He opposed "progressive" teaching methods and what he perceived to be lax discipline both in modern education and in the wider society, and at Highbury Grove he introduced an unfashionably traditional regime, with strictly enforced uniforms (school uniform), caning for misbehaviour, and a house system. This proved so popular with local parents that the school was consistently oversubscribed. Boyson, Rhodes, ''Oversubscribed: The Story of Highbury Grove School'', London, 1974. ISBN 0-7062-3385-9 Political career Harcourt was private secretary to his father when the latter served as Home Secretary from 1880 to 1885. He was Liberal (Liberal Party (UK)) Member of Parliament for Rossendale, Lancashire, from 1904 to 1916 and served as First Commissioner of Works in Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Henry Campbell-Bannerman)'s 1905 ministry (included in the cabinet in 1907) and in H. H. Asquith's cabinet between 1908 and 1910 and again between 1915 and 1916. In this role he authorised the placement in Kensington Gardens of the Peter Pan statue, sculpted by George Frampton, erected on 1 May 1912. Between 1910 and 1915 he was Secretary of State for the Colonies under Asquith. Harcourt received an honorary DCL degree from Oxford University, and was raised to the peerage as '''Viscount Harcourt''', of Stanton Harcourt in the County of Oxford, in 1917. See Viscount Harcourt for a separate holder of this title - 303 Rossendale 67,400 Borough (Borough status in the United Kingdom) Lancashire - The '''Metropolitan Borough of Bury''' is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England. Lying to the north of the City of Manchester, the borough is composed of six towns: Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington (Tottington, Greater Manchester), Radcliffe (Radcliffe, Greater Manchester), Whitefield (Whitefield, Greater Manchester) and Prestwich, and has a population of 181,900. On the north side Bury bounds the Lancashire districts of Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen. The '''Borough of Burnley''' is a local government district of Lancashire, England, with the status of a non-metropolitan district and borough. It has an area of Other locations were Selkirk (Selkirk, Scottish Borders), a town in the Scottish Borders, BBC Press Office (30 April 2004). "BBC ONE explores love across the social divide in an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South". Press release (News release). Retrieved on 26 April 2008. Burnley in Lancashire, and the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, where the final and the beginning scenes were shot. Additional railway sequences were filmed in Yorkshire, using carriages provided by the Vintage Carriages Trust '''Andrew Houston''' (Born March 23, 1846 – ?? ) was born in Doonbreeda, Nephin, County Mayo; later moving to Rossendale, credited as the Rossendale Bard. A case is currently being tried in England over the alleged assault of a 'Goth' (w:Goth subculture) couple, resulting in the death of the female victim. A fifteen-year-old youth, who was one of a gang of five, is charged with having kicked and stamped the 20-year-old woman to death in Stubby Lee Park, Bacup (w:Bacup), Rossendale (w:Rossendale) in Lancashire (w:Lancashire) on the 11 August 2007.


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areas around Rossendale were used in the filming of the BBC TV series Survivors (2008 TV Series) including the Airtours site and other sites in Helmshore and Bank Street in Rawtenstall. In 2012 Rossendale featured on the ITV reality television series "May The Best House Win" featuring former Rossendale Radio DJ Si Carvell. Local radio station Rossendale Radio broadcast throughout the valley from 2010, before shutting down on 5 March 2012 due to financial


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in British schools. He opposed "progressive" teaching methods and what he perceived to be lax discipline both in modern education and in the wider society, and at Highbury Grove he introduced an unfashionably traditional regime, with strictly enforced uniforms (school uniform), caning for misbehaviour, and a house system. This proved so popular with local parents that the school was consistently oversubscribed. Boyson, Rhodes, ''Oversubscribed: The Story of Highbury


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and Helmshore Band, Goodshaw Band, Stacksteads Band, Water Band, 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band, Whitworth Vale & Healey Band, Whitworth Youth Band Rossendale Encore Concert Band and the Whitworth Veterans' Band. Rossendale is home to a unique dancing troup, the Britannia Coco-nut Dancers, formed in the mid-19th century, and who traditionally dance along the local roads every Easter. right thumb 250px Haslingden Halo (File:Halo in Haslingden, Rossendale, England.jpg) There has been a long


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Division . The popular comedy series, The League of Gentlemen is apparently based upon Rossendale (and perhaps Bacup in particular), playing upon stereotypes and exaggerations of the area. Subsequently, the producers filmed in various northern towns, one of which was Bacup itself, which Jeremy Dyson (writer) and Steve Pemberton (actor) proclaimed, "Bacup was the furthest we went into Lancashire. Bacup was our hot favourite, but it was too frightening - when we arrived


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Gallery in Crawshawbooth, now work together to open their studios and premises each year at the Reveal Open Studios weekend. The Littoral Arts Trust, dedicated to arts, social and environmental research is based in the Rossendale Valley. The first part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail runs from Deerplay, above Bacup, to Stubbins. The actress Jane Horrocks was born in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, and the composer Alan Rawsthorne was born in Haslingden. Betty Jackson, the fashion


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of whom have remained for many years. The choir's current musical director is Kate Shipway, and like all the others, Kate brings something new and vibrant to the table, and it is from this diversity that the choir has continued to draw great benefit. Over the years, and from different competitions, trophies and silverware have been held aloft and brought back to the valley. Whilst these are a good yard-stick of the choir's abilities, they have never been the most important aspect of what the choir does, and why they do it. Friendships between the members are integral to the choir, and sharing a love of singing and music-making drives all members to do their very best, at any concert or festival. These friendships extend well beyond the valley, and the choir has an active twinning association with two German (Germany) choirs; a ladies choir from Monchengladbach, and a male voice choir from Bocholt. The choir has been heavily involved is charity fundraising work, and recently appeared alongside the Black Dyke Band, raising £30,000 for the Christie Hospital. Settlements Other locations were Selkirk (Selkirk, Scottish Borders), a town in the Scottish Borders, BBC Press Office (30 April 2004). "BBC ONE explores love across the social divide in an adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South". Press release (News release). Retrieved on 26 April 2008. Burnley in Lancashire, and the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, where the final and the beginning scenes were shot. Additional railway sequences were filmed in Yorkshire, using carriages provided by the Vintage Carriages Trust '''Andrew Houston''' (Born March 23, 1846 – ?? ) was born in Doonbreeda, Nephin, County Mayo; later moving to Rossendale, credited as the Rossendale Bard. A case is currently being tried in England over the alleged assault of a 'Goth' (w:Goth subculture) couple, resulting in the death of the female victim. A fifteen-year-old youth, who was one of a gang of five, is charged with having kicked and stamped the 20-year-old woman to death in Stubby Lee Park, Bacup (w:Bacup), Rossendale (w:Rossendale) in Lancashire (w:Lancashire) on the 11 August 2007.


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and Helmshore Band, Goodshaw Band, Stacksteads Band, Water Band, 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band, Whitworth Vale & Healey Band, Whitworth Youth Band Rossendale Encore Concert Band and the Whitworth Veterans' Band. Rossendale is home to a unique dancing troup, the Britannia Coco-nut Dancers, formed in the mid-19th century, and who traditionally dance along the local roads every Easter. right thumb 250px Haslingden Halo (File:Halo in Haslingden, Rossendale, England.jpg) There has been a long

Rossendale

'''Rossendale''' north of Manchester. Grid reference Finder measurement tools

In the 2001 census (United Kingdom Census 2001) the population of Rossendale was 65,652, Government census records spread between the larger towns of Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall; the villages of Crawshawbooth, Edenfield, Helmshore, Waterfoot (Waterfoot, Rossendale), Whitworth (Whitworth, Lancashire); and as well as Britannia (Britannia, Lancashire), Chatterton (Chatterton, Lancashire), Cloughfold, Cowpe, Irwell Vale, Loveclough, Newchurch (Newchurch, Lancashire), Shawforth, Stacksteads, Stubbins, Turn (Turn Village), Water, Whitewell Bottom and Weir (Weir, Lancashire).

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, from the municipal boroughs of Bacup, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, part of Ramsbottom Urban District and Whitworth Urban District (Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)).

Rossendale is twinned with the German (Germany) town of Bocholt (Bocholt, Germany), located close to the Netherlands border.

The name "Rossendale" may also refer geographically to Rossendale Valley, and historically refers to the medieval Forest or "Chase" of Rossendale, which encompassed approximately the same area as the modern district.

Rossendale is part of the Rossendale and Darwen constituency. Jake Berry MP has been the Member of Parliament for Rossendale and Darwen since 2010.

All of Rossendale is unparished (Unparished area), except for Whitworth (Whitworth, Lancashire), which has a town council (Town councils in England).

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