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Oswaldtwistle was once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley, covering Oswaldtwistle Moor in the south and with Knuzden Brook forming the boundary with Blackburn, and as far as the villages of Belthorn, Yate and Pickup Bank. This became a civil parish in 1866.
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The name is derived from "Oswald" and "Twistle". The word "twistle" is an old English word meaning "brooks meet". Legend has it that Saint Oswald, King of Northumbria passed through, giving the area its full title of Oswald's Twistle, which in time came to be Oswaldtwistle. However, it is more likely derived from the name of the Anglo-Saxon who farmed the land.
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Robert Peel was born at Peelfold (within the township) in 1723, and laid the family fortunes by innovations in calico printing. A particularly successful pattern featured a sprig of parsley and Robert became known as "Parsley Peel".
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Also of note is the 474 capacity, recently refurbished, Civic Theatre, known as the "Friendly Theatre" and the brand new Civic Arts Centre. Past performers at the Civic Theatre include: Ken Dodd, Rick Wakeman, Steve Harley, the Houghton Weavers, Marty Wilde & Derek Acorah. The ground floor was refurbished, and in August 2010, it opened as the Civic Arts Centre.
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Oswaldtwistle Mills is a notable attraction; a textile mill converted into a craft fair and with an exhibition about life in the mill a hundred years ago. It is also home of the world's largest pear drop, made by Stockley's Sweets.
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Oswaldtwistle (/ˈɒzəl.twɪzəl/ "ozzel-twizzel") is a large village within the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire, England.
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Oswaldtwistle is home to Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Hippings Methodist Primary School, St. Mary's RC Primary School, St. Paul's CE Primary School, Moor End Primary School, St. Andrew's CE Primary School, West End Primary School, Oswaldtwistle School (a PRU), Broadfield Specialist School, an White Ash Specialist School.
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It lies on the course of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, 3 miles (5 km) east-southeast of Blackburn and is contiguous with Accrington and Church.
The town centre is home to a number of high street multiples, including: Lloyds TSB, Bargain Booze, Coral, Betfred, Cohens Chemist, Travis Perkins, as well as The Co Operative Food (previously Gateway), which opened in 1980. There is also an Tesco Express, which opened in 2009, built on the site of the former retained fire station, which closed in 2003. A Spar is in the town, which opened in 1991.
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The soubriquet helps distinguish him from his son also Robert Peel, who was born at Peelfold in 1750 and went on to become a successful cotton mill owner (with large works at Bury and Burton on Trent), a very rich man, an MP and a Baronet.
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Oswaldtwistle Mills is an award-winning shopping village in Lancashire that has something to amaze, charm and intrigue visitors of all ages.
In May 2007, plans were made to build a wind farm consisting of twelve wind turbines on the moors. This attracted both support and opposition, but the plan was approved by councillors in March 2010. In October 2012, the project was officially completed, and was called the Hyndburn Wind Farm.