Most of us would think of reservoirs rather than the Temperance Movement. However, for over a century Anglezarke has indeed been ‘dry’. Although, for a township which never rose above 25 houses, it has seen its fair share of drinking establishments. … MoreAnglezarke – Wet or Dry?
Much is written about the engineering of reservoirs, far less is to be found on the social impact on the locals and the ‘temporary residents’. What was life for the people working the reservoirs? … MoreThe social history of The Yarrow reservoir
The seventeenth century was a time of massive religious upheaval in England. In 1642 came civil war between king and parliament. Between 1600 and the start of the civil war in 1642, the population of Lancashire rose from 100 000 to 150 000. James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603, believed in his divine right to rule and forced everyone to attend Church of England services. The ‘new’ church had retained its bishops, ceremony and vestments of Catholicism and a growing number wanted a simpler ‘purer’ form of worship. These puritans wanted to rid the church of England from its
We can often tell a little bit about the history of place by its name. For example, Kirkby Lonsdale tells us the village had a church and was in the Lune valley. But what about Anglezarke? quite an odd name when you consider the names in the surrounding area. … MoreAnglezarke – What’s in a name?