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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.

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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.

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 one of the first diesel engines to run on the East Lancashire Railway.

Paper Mill Chimneys

, 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

for the Congregational Church.

Tottleworth Road allotments in 1962.

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 Procession

June 14th, 1964.

Hermitage Street 1975.

Looking East towards Clayton Le Moors, the toffee shop is the main focus of this video clip. 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.

View from Tottleworth Allotments in 1975.

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 here.

These are all original recordings and the copyright remains with Rishton Web site.