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Here are links to all the various little tales about Rishton, if you know any more, good or bad, Email me.

Murder in Rishton                              The story of Fred Fielding, murderer.

Mahatma Gandhi                               How Mahatma Gandhi came to Rishton.

Processions                                    Rishton has long had processions through the streets.

1876 MurderThe tale of murder in Blackburn that affected Rishton.
1911 ShootingIn 1911 a gunman on Burton Street was captured.
1914 CruiseFrom London to New Zealand, including 5 deaths, and an attempted suicide.
1951 FestivalBritain’s attempt to get things going again.
A BalladAn old poem that has been sent via email.
BoggartsBoggarts and Rishton in Rishton.
Bomb HoaxA bomb hoax in Rishton.
Champion PiesFormer butcher turned baker makes champion pies.
Child Murder1898 child murder.
Children in NeedWhat Rishton has done to help raise money for this charitable annual event.
Covid 19During 2020 the entire UK was locked down for the first time since the WW2.
Cumbrian Shootingsand the lucky escape of a Rishton Resident.
Dinner SetDoes anyone know anything about this lovely cup and Saucer set.
Egg SmashThe day that Rishton had eggs for everyone.
Fred FieldingFrom Clayton, murdered his girl friend on Spring Street.
Fox on the RunHow a fox was rescued from a ceiling in Rishton.
Missing GnomeRead about the exploits of runaway Charlie who made the headlines by his disappearance.
Green Awardwon by Tottleworth in the year 2000.
Haunted HousesSurely not. Read about it here.
Jubilee GateRishtons Jubilee gate, made for the Queens jubilee in 2002.
KlondykeThe Gold Rush.
Pit LifeA Tale from a former Rishton Mine worker.
Lucky BoyPeter Lancaster, at only 5, had survived death 6 times.
Gambling WinnersHow a Rishton lad almost won £35,000 on the horses back in 1996. Find out how much he did win!
Millennium MurderMurder in Rishton in the Millennium.
Myths and LegendsTall tales and the things we are led to believe in.
Grand NationalWhen Rishtoners’ won a bob or two.
Norden GateThe sister to the Jubilee Gate.
Olympic TorchHow the Olympic Torch was carried in Accrington by a Rishtonian.
Ooer BrigIs Rishton really a divided Town?
Amazing Pink PillsFind out about Doctor Williams Amazing Pink Pills.
Kids PranksRead about how kids amused themselves in Rishton.
Pub RunHow a barmaid won a charity beer race back in 1998.
The Queens Visitsto Rishton, why and what for.
Safety AwardsHow a Rishton fella meet the Prime Minister, John Major in 1996.
ScamA complaint about a housing developer in Rishton.
Short StoriesPeoples short stories about things that they remember about Rishton.
Snow in RishtonRishton with snow as high as a bus.
Street Arta traffic Hazard?
Zippy the DogA very lucky dog!


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