12 Facts About Accrington


Accrington is a former centre of the cotton and textile machinery industries.

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Regardless of whatever happened, Accrington did not remain under monastic control for long before reverting to the de Lacys.

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In 1717 Accrington was served by the curate of Church, who preached there only once a month.

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Strictly speaking, the 'Accrington Pals' battalion is properly known as the '11th East Lancashire Regiment': the nickname is a little misleading, since of the four 250-strong companies that made up the original battalion only one was composed of men from Accrington.

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The trenches from which the Accrington Pals advanced on 1 July 1916 are still visible in John Copse west of the village of Serre, and there is a memorial there made of Accrington brick.

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Accrington is a hill town located at between the Pennines and the West Pennine Moors, within a bowl and largely encircled by surrounding hills to rising to a height of 409 metres in the case of Hameldon Hill to the east.

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Accrington Library, on St James Street, is a Carnegie library that opened in 1908.

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Accrington is represented in parliament as a part of the constituency of Hyndburn.

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Accrington was first represented nationally after the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 after the 1885 general election by Accrington.

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An earlier club, Accrington FC, was one of the twelve founder members of the Football League in 1888.

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The town of Accrington thus has the unique "distinction" of having lost two separate clubs from league football.

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Peel Park is a park in Accrington which was opened by William Peel on 29 September 1909.

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