Margaret Brenchley's book, on World War Two in the local area, is available now!

Margaret Brenchley’s book, on World War Two in the local area, is available now!

Entitled Keep Smiling Through – Life in the Hodder Valley during WW2, the book by local historian Margaret Brenchley, is available for £10 from the Slaidburn Archive, or – by special arrangement while local stocks last – from Margaret herself,…

John Harrison talks to Margaret Swift

John Harrison talks to Margaret Swift

This is the first in a series of chat/interviews with Rathmell residents that we’re planning to record and add to the website. We’re sure you’ll agree that there is no-one better qualified than John Harrison to start the series off!

Rathmell Remembers - Remembrance Sunday service, 10th November 2019

Rathmell Remembers – Remembrance Sunday service, 10th November 2019

Photos by Margaret Swift

"One live pig, two guinea fowl and 100 cigarettes" - High Stakes in Rathmell Raffles of the 1960s

“One live pig, two guinea fowl and 100 cigarettes” – High Stakes in Rathmell Raffles of the 1960s

We’ve been saying for a while that we should add more local history to the village website, and here’s an entertaining article from the Craven Herald 20 YEARS AGO! … more to follow, hopefully!