#Amazing Accrington - Winter 2017

Welcome to #AmazingAccrington – the new name for Accrington Lifestyle magazine - celebrating all that is great about Accrington and its surrounding towns and villages of Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, Clayton-Le-Moors, Huncoat, Rishton and Altham.

The community lies at the heart of this magazine. Our publisher, Murray Dawson, Managing Director of Sco Dawson Advertising, is a Clayton lad at heart, proud of the Hyndburn borough and is eager to showcase all that Accrington and the surrounding towns have to offer … let’s talk up this amazing town! For the latest edition, we were lucky to interview self-confessed zombie fanatic and welder-turned-Emmerdale TV star, Dominic Brunt. We spoke to him about his childhood in Accrington, which he remembers fondly and how he ‘absolutely loved’ working on Accrington Market as a teenager. #AmazingAccrington is a mixture of home and leisure, business, pleasure, tourism, heritage and sport. Inside this edition you’ll be able to read about the humble beginnings of family-run wholesale company, Harrison’s, and how it all began in the front room of a terraced house on Manchester Road. Or, if you’re an Accrington Stanley fan, you may enjoy our interviewwith Chairman, Andy Holt, as he shares with us his passion for the club. We want to engage with you - the people, the retailers, the businesses, the heart of Hyndburn – this is YOURmagazine and we want you to share your photographs, thoughts and suggestions for a beer future for the borough. Please get in touch with your ideas. From a competition with a prize of £150 worth of pies, to an interviewwith MP Graham Jones, #AmazingAccrington has something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your local magazine!


4-5 Readers Picture: Haworth Art Gallery 7-9 Dominic Brunt – fromwelder to TV star 11 Townfield Care – new daily living aid shop 12 What’s on thisWinter 14-15 Shop Local – Abbey Street & Whalley Road 18-19 Extreme Fashion – your winter wardrobe 20-21 Jon Anderson – part 2 of our interview 22-23 Churchfield House – ‘Great Harwood’s own lile stately home’ 24-25 Graham Jones, Member of Parliament for Hyndburn 26-27 Bowland Brewery –Warren Benne interview 28-29 Terylene invented in Accrington! 30-31 Albert Harrison & Co – the story of the company 32-33 New Accrington mosque & community centre 34-35 Chris Dobson goes back to his Roots 37 The Baxenden Bugs 38-39 Believe in Magic – with Just Imagine and Accrington Town Hall 40-41 Christmas with Mercure Dunkenhalgh 42-43 Meet Miranda Barker, CEO of East Lancs Chamber of Commerce 46-49 Accrington Stanley – interviewwith Andy Holt 50-51 Accrington Stanley Community Trust 54 Competition time!

For editorial and picture submissions email: editor@amazingaccrington.co.uk For advertising enquiries email: advertising@amazingaccrington.co.uk

#AmazingAccrington magazine is wrien and produced by Sco Dawson Advertising Ltd. Dawson Court, Billington Road, Lancashire, BB11 5BW. 01282 426 846. Printed by

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