SD7920 : Irwell Vale

taken 11 years ago, near to Edenfield, Lancashire, Great Britain

Irwell Vale
Irwell Vale
Irwell Vale near Edenfield, is one of several small settlements in the valley between Stubbins and Rawtenstall. It stands where two rivers - the Ogden and the Irwell - meet and owes its existence to John Bowker, a Manchester merchant. Bowker built a woollen mill on the east side of the Irwell in about 1800 and some thirty-two years later added a cotton mill on the opposite bank. In 1833 two rows of workers’ cottages were completed and the new village had been born. For many years the mill was leased to the Aitken family and eventually they bought the entire village. The street names, Aitken Street and Bowker Street, recall them and the original owner. Today Irwell Vale is a quiet village with a halt on the East Lancashire Railway Archive LinkExternal link and is a good starting point for walks in the surrounding countryside
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 January, 2007
Village > Village   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 792 201 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.6494N 2:18.9268W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 792 201
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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