12 Facts About Bamber Bridge


Bamber Bridge is an urban village in Lancashire, England, 3 miles south-east of Preston, in the borough of South Ribble.

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Bamber Bridge was a voluntary official of the Bamber Bridge branch of the Weavers' Association after a spell of tuberculosis.

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Bamber Bridge won a TUC scholarship to Ruskin College, Oxford in 1929.

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Bamber Bridge was awarded the CBE in 1953 and appointed a member of the Privy Council in 1957.

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Bamber Bridge was General Secretary of the TUC in 1960 and a member of the Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers' Associations in 1965 and served as chairman from 1969 to 1971.

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In March 1859, a Hurricane engine bolted off the rails at Bamber Bridge, ran across the level crossings and caught the end of a house, knocking down the gable end.

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Bamber Bridge is an unparished area within South Ribble District.

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Bamber Bridge West is currently represented by Paul Foster and Caleb Tomlinson.

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Bamber Bridge East is represented by Christine Melia and John Michael Higgins.

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Bamber Bridge is covered by two electoral divisions on Lancashire County Council.

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Bamber Bridge has two Anglican churches, both are parish churches in the Diocese of Blackburn.

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Bamber Bridge is home to Valley Church which meets in Fourfields House on Station Road.

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