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Location: Whitaker Park Haslingden Road Rossendale Lancashire BB4 6RE Rawtenstall

There are may activities to partake in at Ski Rossendale including snowboarding, skiing, freestyle, lessons, tubing, parties and walking.

Rawtenstall, pronounced Rotten-stall by the locals, is a pretty Lancashire town in the Rossendale Valley. It is uniquely known for two features: it has one of the best dry ski slopes in England, and it is the location of the last remaining Temperance Bar in England.

On completion guests will be welcomed at the Rawtenstall Cricket Club for refreshments.

The grounds are a well-kept public park where visitors can enjoy tennis, bowling, basketball, formal gardens and fountains.

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Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. You can:

Another long-distance footpath and bridleway is the 46-mile Rossendale Way, along with the Mary Towneley Loop. Cycling, mountain biking and horse riding are all great ways to get some fresh air and exercise in this lovely area, and don't forget Ski Rossendale, the largest dry ski run in the North of England. It offers three slopes for skiing, snowboarding and tubing whatever the weather!

10.45 a.m. Memorial Gardens, Market Street, Edenfield. Remembrance Service conducted by Rev. Dr John Illsley, followed by refreshments at the community centre, off Exchange Street.

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We have seasoned skiers well into their 70's and older regularly partaking. As a form of exercise there probably isn’t any other sport which offers such an investment in health for just 15 minutes, two or three times a week. For more information of the health benefits click here.

1.00 p.m. Assemble at the War Memorial in Greenfield Gardens for a Service of Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony.

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Water skiing is great exercise no matter what age you are. It truly is a family sport. It’s not unusual to have toddlers having their first tow in the same session as their parents and grandparents.

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With 18 walls of sheer fun Grip and Go is a fantastic family day out. Grip and Go is a part of the Adrenaline centre of Haslingden aiming to provide the Valley and the surrounding areas a range of facilities and activities and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Contact: Stephanie Carroll, Civic Services Officer & Leader’s P.A.

Rawtenstall dates back to the early 14th century when it was part of the Royal Forest of Rossendale. Like much of the area, it rapidly expanded with the Industrial Revolution and its mills produced textiles and footwear.

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Those interested in the history of Rawtenstall's mills will enjoy a trip to the Helmshore Textile Museum which shows how raw cotton and local wool were spun and woven. An important collection of textiles can also be seen at the National Trust property, Gawthorpe Hall at Padiham.

Following the service the parade will return to the Conservative Club, Alma Street where refreshments will be available.

10.40 a.m. Service of Remembrance, including a two minute silence at 11.00 a.m.

Ski Rossendale is a facility where all people can come together to have fun, whilst learning to Ski and Board. It has long been an iconic leisure facility in Rossendale and we aim to once again put Ski Rossendale on the map as a ‘must Visit’ attraction within the North West of England.

Shoppers are expected to flock to the Horse and Bamboo Theatre for the Christmas Art Market.

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Located at the end of the M66 motorway, Rawtenstall is a popular commuter town for those working in Manchester, just 30 minutes drive away. Situated on the River Irwell, visitors are attracted to the town by its historic buildings, excellent restaurants, dramatic landscapes and pleasant walks.

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The East Lancashire Railway will see the return of Flying Scotsman from 13th – 16th October 2016 for our dedicated "Scotsman in Steam" event.

On completion of the church service, the parade will march along Helmshore Road to the Memorial Gardens where a service of commemoration and wreath laying ceremony will be held. Following this, the parade will then form up in Station Road following a route back up Holcombe Road, Helmshore Road, passing the memorial before dismissing at the Sunnybank Social Club where refreshments will be provided.

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Those who appreciate modern art will also enjoy a ramble along the Irwell Sculpture Trail, a 30-mile footpath which goes all the way to the Pennines, with natural breaks along the way to admire the 28 sculptures.

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Location: Stacksteads, Edenfield, Helmshore, Crawshawbooth, Whitworth, Cowpe, Waterfoot, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup

Contact: Town Clerk Tel: 01706 852018 or email:

2.00pm St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Avenue, Haslingden. Haslingden Concert Band & Veterans in Communities Singing Group.

Location: Ski Rossendale, Haslingden Old Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 8RR

The wealthy mill owners brought prosperity to Rawtenstall and one of the wealthy mill owners, George Hardman, built a grand mansion with landscaped gardens in Whitaker Park. The estate was eventually donated to the town and is now the home of the Rossendale Museum, with exhibits of local history and art.

10.20 a.m. Assemble at the corner of Tong Lane and Market Street, then parade along Market Street to the Cenotaph in Whitworth’s Memorial Gardens.

10.45 a.m. Peace Garden, Toll Bar, Stacksteads. Annual Remembrance Service