What to see
You’ll find accounts of Accrington’s tourist attractions plus information on shopping, eating out etc on Visit Lancashire‘s Accrington pages. For more events coming up go to Amazing Accrington. Specific Accrington distinctions are:
Towns of Two Halves extracts:
● “The main distinction of Oswaldtwistle is that James Hargreaves, inventor of the Spinning Jenny, was from these parts. Local reaction to his invention was so un-neighbourly that the family removed to Nottingham for its own safety.”
● “The NORI brick is said to be iron-hard, and the word IRON, carelessly not reversed in the moulds, left the legend NORI on the bricks that came out of them. Or so they say.”
● “‘Did you come specially for the Tiffany?’ the lady on the front desk asked me.
‘No,’ I said, adding apologetically, ‘for a football match.’
She was not at all put out, as we used to say in the north – Ken Barlow would have said ‘discountenanced’.”
These are taken from the Accrington chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email email@example.com.