Quote: Originally Posted by Golden
Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums
Congratulations Baroness! I just thought you were both lucky enough to live in Lancashire, the loveliest County in England
Oh john - I didn't notice, youre also a Lancastrian. But I don't recognise Coln. Where is it with reference to say Preston and Bolton?
Hi Golden. Just noticed this. Basically if you follow a line east from Preston, through Blackburn (where I work), east through Burnley and Nelson you get to Colne.
It is a depressed former mill town on the top of a hill.
I'm originally from north London but came north to read philosophy at Lancaster University (1973). Discovered Colne and loved it. It is on the Yorkshire border and the nearest towns going east from Colne are Skipton, Keighley, and Bradford.
It is on a hill and is surrounded by hills. I can sit in bed and look at Pendle Hill. It is a very distinctive hill and has some renown due to the Pendle Witches.
I just love it. Cobbled streets and a view whichever way you look.
I live in a 3 storey block of flats built for widows and spinster after the second war.
The block itself is nothing special but it sits behind a beautiful 11th century parish church.
I take it from your enquiry that you have some local connection.
Best wishes, John