Unearthing hidden gems in new trail

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Penwortham residents can step back in time to discover the secret history of their town, with the launch of a new heritage trail.

From Monday, August 1, residents are invited to discover 12 of Penwortham’s hidden history sites and to explore what life in the town used to be like.

The sites featured are:

- Black Bull Inn

- Kingsfold Farm

- Daniel’s Farm

- St. Leonard’s Church

- Penwortham Hall

- Middleforth Green

- The Pear Tree Inn

- The Methodist Chapel

- Manor Cottages in Greenbank Road

- Penwortham Fire Station

- Penwortham Old Bridge and the Bridge Inn

- Malt Kin Cottage

The trail was created after a number of residents expressed an interest in learning more about their town’s history at the Penwortham My Neighbourhood Forum.

Councillor Keith Martin, Chair of the My Penwortham Neighbourhood Forum said: “The trail is something which we’ve been working on with residents of Penwortham after they showed an interest at their neighbourhood forum.

“It’s a perfect example of residents working together with the council to improve their local area and it’s fantastic to see the heritage trail come to fruition.

“The launch event is a brilliant way for residents to experience the walk together and it’ll be fantastic to see people supporting the trail by coming along.”

Working with local historian Elizabeth Basquill, the borough council has produced a heritage trail leaflet including a map and descriptions to guide people around the trail, which will be available for businesses and residents to collect at the launch event, taking place at 1pm at Penwortham Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive.

The walk is moderate difficulty, mostly on paths with some steps along the way.

It is suitable for all ages and capabilities and will take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

To share views about where you live, visit: www.southribble.gov.uk/myneighbourhood