Walk and Talk No. 2. 'The 7 Bridges of Wycoller Dene'.
Following the successful of my first Walk and Talk - 'Meanderings in Marsden Park - My childhood playground.' I now launch my 2nd Walk and Talk in which we visit the hamlet of Wycoller with the ruins of Wycoller Hall, sited as Ferndene Manor; the home of Mr Rochester; in Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jayne Eyre’ The Hamlet is set in Wycoller Dene with it’s 7 bridges that cross Wycoller beck some of them dating back over a thousand years, they include The Packhorse Bridge, The Clapper Bridge and The Clam Bridge. In 1890's Colne was fast running out of a decent water supply and plans were drawn up the to build a massive reservoir by building a 100 foot high dam across the valley thus ringing the death knell to Wycoller which was almost deserted, but before work started; an underground water source was found; and the reservoir was not needed, over the next decades the hamlet came back to life to what it is today a thriving community and visitor hotspot.
I meet you and your group at the centre of the village next to the Pack Horse Bridge, just past the tea rooms we then star to explore the area and the many historical features the place has to offer. N.B. Only residential and disabled parking is allowed in the village itself. There are two public car parks each within 500 meters of the village. See also my other Walk and Talk 'Meanderings in Marsden Park - my childhood playground')Views: 375 | Enquiries: 0
My name is Harold Hoggarth I was born in Nelson Lancashire during the second world war. I now live in Barnoldswick on the Lancashire / Yorkshire Border.
Having been in lockdown since 10th March due the incurable lung condition I suffer from and community groups not being able to meet, it has felt very strange when I am used to being out speaking 3 to 4 times a week. I have been busy making my talks available on line. They can delivered to your members either via Zoom or similar on line conferencing apps which can be facilitated my self or by your group leader, or via video that I can email to you. Please contact me for further details.
For over 15 years I have been delivering these talks to various church and community groups; although I have been speaking in public for well over 50 years. My talks cover topics such as General and Local History, Family History, Church History, Personal History, Biographical Talks, Nostalgic Talks, Bible based talks (N.B. some talks are more suited to ladies groups some to men's groups all are suitable for mixed groups.) If you left click on the titles below you will be able to see brief details of each talk or you can see more on my website at
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