parboldThe village is dominated by Parbold Hill which rises to 400 feet above sea level and offers stunning views of the West Lancashire plain but also over the North West of England across to Liverpool, Manchester and Wales. Wood Lane, just off the main road, is also known for its views of the surrounding countryside.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, a number of coal mines worked nearby, rather meagre, seams; hard sandstone was also quarried. Both coal and sandstone could be exported over the waterways; boatbuilding was a minor economic activity in Parbold around this time. The old windmill that is located next to the canal replaced an earlier water cornmill and was in use until 1985. Parbold railway station, built in the mid 19th century by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, radically altered the village; it allowed middle class workers to live in Parbold and commute to urban areas throughout the north-west.

Booking Information

Event date 20/01/2019
Reservations taken from 03/12/2018
Booking fee Member £13.00, Non-member £15, Under 18 - half these rates
Location Lancashire
Route descriptions Parbold-2018.pdf
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