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Welcome to my blog. Where I document latest walking news and share my interest of historical buildings and locations.

23 January 2020
Pleasington Priory – Blackburn

Pleasington Priory (also called the Church of St Mary and St John Baptist) is a Gothic style Roman Catholic church located in the picturesque village of Pleasington, Lancashire. Completed in 1819 this Grade 1 listed building was a thank you from John Francis Butler of Pleasington Hall after recovering from illness, costing around £23,000 (almost […]

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2 June 2019
The Eccles Family Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge

The Eccles Family embarked on an early morning adventure. In our infinite wisdom, we decided it would be fun to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge. A 24.5 mile long route over the highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales. We knew it was going to be difficult, we didn’t realise how hard and exhausting it […]

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20 January 2019
Witton House – Blackburn

Witton House was built in 1800 by the largest landowners in Blackburn at the time, the Feilden Family. Wealthy textile merchants who also owned nearby Feniscowles Hall and Woodfold Hall. Witton House was extended sometime later by Joseph Feilden and according to plans from 1858, the upper floor comprised of 18 rooms and a clerestory. […]

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