Here's some of the videos which have been passed to me so
far, sorry about the quality, and I hope that they work okay for you. The files
are in Mpeg format at the moment which makes them quite a large file.
Look out for links to these files with the Video Icon -
Hermitage Street 1960
Noticeable here, apart from the age of the car, are the number of shops on the
street, the lack of transport on the road and the block of houses at the top of
Hermitage Street which have been demolished.
Rishton Reservoir 1960
This video clip
shows the old Rishton Power Station at Whitebirk before demolition, as well as a
little bit of what the park looked like. Taken in 1960, the train which crosses
the reservoir was the first diesel multiple unit to run on the East Lancashire
Paper Mill Chimneys
The chimneys are in the background, note the flagged streets, and
garages. Taken on Burton Street looking toward Clayton Le Moors.
View from Close Brow 1960
Most of the mill chimneys can be seen from this footage, as well as the lack of
houses in certain places.
Street Procession 1960
Tottleworth Road allotments in
Taken from the allotments on the top of Tottleworth Road, mill
chimneys can be seen all around in the background.
A typical Terrace Backyard
in 1962. This footage still has the coits standing and shows the old flag yard
with random built walls. The film is showing the birds feeding.
Sunday School Anniversary
June 14th, 1964. Walking up the lower half of Chapel Street.
Hermitage Street 1975.
Looking East towards Clayton Le Moors, the toffee shop is the main focus of this
video clip, opposite to Derby Street. The shop is now a domestic house. Note the
street lamps and just visible (I think) is the old concrete bus
shelter outside the old co-op building on the corner of James
Tottleworth Allotments in 1975.
A rather rushed video clip of Rishton from Tottleworth Allotments,
this time in 1975. Fewer mill chimneys in the background, but
nevertheless, still there.
Gorden Ramsey on Accrington Market
This video footage from UTube was originally shown on Channel
4 in August 2007, and shows a popular UK chef finding a new way to cook tripe on Accrington Market (2 miles away from Rishton).
This video can also be found on the
Food page of this website, along with other popular ways of serving tripe.
On the 20th July 2010, Granada Reports, shown locally in
Lancashire, hosted their weekly clip of asking where one of their
reporters was. Fred Talbot, that day was in Rishton. Watch the video
Gardening Celebrity, Christine Walkden, born and raised in
Rishton, achieved her own show on the BBC. Excepts from this show,
involving Rishton can be viewed here in two parts. You can read about
The Colin Cooper Clock
Video footage of the unveiling of the Colin
Cooper clock on Parker Street Green. Read about the Cooper Clock by
following this link -
Colin Cooper Clock.
Bridge Street Christmas 2002
A video clip of Bridge Street Crescent lit up at Christmas Time. The
crescent raised money for charity by doing this.
High Street, Christmas 2002
Heavy Rain 2012
This video clip shows Tottleworth brook running high after heavy
2010 the Leeds & Liverpool canal breached at Rishton. This was the
Great British Railway Journeys
This excerpt shows the journey from Pleasington to Church, with an
overnight stay at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel.
Wedding at Peter & Pauls Church
Outside the Church in 1987, my Nephews Christening.
Northern Soul The Movie
Released in 2014, the movie was part filmed in Norden High School.
These are the clips featuring the school.
The Royal Train
In May 2012, the Royal train passed through Rishton station, carrying
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Charles.
Prince Charles was being "dropped off" at Burnley, while the Queen
was returning home. Prince Charles later left Burnley by helicopter.
The Queen in Rishton
In 1968 the Queen passed through Rishton, on her way to the
The town was spruced up, with banners and flags hung throughout the
town. My parents painted the front of their house, the only one seen in
this clip with a painted front.
Spaw Brook Flooding
In September 1997 the culvert for the brook was blocked, and the
stream flooded between the Recreation ground and the rear of Talbot
This video shows the result.
Kiara, along with her parents appeared on national television in the
UK in December 2004. This is her TV interview.
Steam Train Through Rishton 2012
A rare occurrence at Rishton railway station in 2012, saw a steam
train passing through the town. This footage was taken at the station.
During 2013/14 A new water main was laid by United Utilities from
Martholme to Mellor, via Clayton-Le-Moors and Rishton.
The BBC followed the progress, and made a TV series about it.
This clip involves the work in Rishton.
During the Millennium years, local news channel Granada, had a 2
minute segment during their evening news program to guess where their
The presenter used was Fred Talbot, a former grammar school teacher,
turned TV presenter, who started as a weatherman on the program. He was
later to be jailed for sex offenses committed whilst a teacher.
This clip shows him in Rishton.
Juliet Bravo was a ground breaking TV Police show, made by the BBC
from 1980 for 6 seasons, and based in Lancashire.
The Police station was based on Great Harwoods original Police
Station, and in the programme the Inspector lived on Lime Street in the
Various local locations where used throughout the series, including
Haydock Laundry, and the English Electric in Clayton-Le-Moors. Here are
a few of the location clips, mainly those of Rishton.
Clip One. Juliet Bravo Series 2, Episode 3.
Clip Two. Juliet Bravo Series 2, Episode 13.
These are all original recordings and
the copyright remains with Rishton Web site and the original owners.