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AS FEATURED IN "LANCASHIRE LIFE" MAGAZINE & "THE LOCAL HERALD", and used in the best selling novel by CLARE LANGLEY-HAWTHORN "CONSEQUENCES OF SIN" available from all good bookstores. See her website at http://www.clarelangleyhawthorne.com
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On every page throughout this website, you will find the menu bar on the left hand side of your screen, as seen here in blue and red. If you don't see this menu bar simply click on your BACK button at the top of your browser window.
Meanwhile on the right hand side of every page you will find the "WEBSITE INFORMATION BAR". This bar contains many things, so from the top you will find everything that has happened on the website in the what's new section. Underneath this is the link to our interactive map. Scroll round the map and click on the "hotspots" to read about that particular location. Next is the site search. Looking on something in particular on the site? Type in your search here, and a list of relevant pages will be displayed. Now we have a little info bar, telling you what happened in Rishton on the particular day of the month! This is followed by our current weather outlook, Latest news, and finally how visitors the site has had. Enjoy your visit!
"To the Visitor - Rishton may appear to be just another small industrial East Lancashire Township, but to us it is home, our place of livelihood, and our part of Britain, of which we are rightly proud.
Rishton may not boast some of the amenities enjoyed by larger townships, but in a community of this size we may claim a more intimate contact with our fellow townsmen and a greater good neighbourly feeling amongst us."
Councillor J. W. Sanderson, J. P. 1951.
On this web site we have endeavoured to portray our way of life and to give a brief history of all of our institutions with a view to refreshing our minds by recalling Rishtons achievements and thus increasing our civic pride. On the site you will (hopefully) find not only the history of Rishton, but everything there is to know about the town, its location, its secrets, stories and characters. The everyday people that you can find in a million other small towns like this, but this one is OURS!