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Lead Mining Collection.

The Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes have been granted £90,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research and display the lead mining collection previously housed in the Old Grammar School Earby.

See the report in the Craven Herald.

Index to All Saints Parish Church Registers transcribed.

Society member Stephanie Carter has transcribed the All Saints Parish Church Registers and we have indexes available for Banns, Marriages and Baptisms. They cover the period from 1923 to date and are in spreadsheet form.

New Novel Based on Earby

A former Earby resident, John Goacher, who has lived in Florida for many years, has just had a novel published which is based on Earby. It is entitled "Over The Hills" and is available from amazon

Ranch Heritage Day

Took place on Sunday 28th July 2013

Earby and District Local History Society hosted a heritage open day on the Northolme Estate (aka The Ranch) on Sunday 28th July.


A series of exhibition boards traced the history of the Ranch from its origins in the depths of World War II to the present day.  The original estate of prefabricated houses was built to accommodate war workers from the Midlands when there essential work was transferred to West Craven. There was also a detailed model of an original prefab house of 1941 constructed from scratch by Peter Dawson plus the society’s research notes and photos to look at. Youngsters had an area set aside for colouring and drawing a prefab house.

Chief guests include the deputy Mayor of Pendle Councillor  Graham Roach and the deputy mayoress Joanna Sagar, 93 year old John O’Toole who was chairman of the Earby Urban District Council Housing Committee responsible for the replacement of the prefabs with modern post war semis and Peter Dawson who was part of the team which built the original prefabs.



o'Toole John sod cutting ranch

John O'Toole cutting the first sod for the building of the houses to replace the original pre fabs 50 years ago.

All other photographs by Margaret Brown

Use the link below to view the exhibition panels.

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