The End Of The Line

Described as being “tucked up a winding valley on the fringe of the moors” Bacup was the end of the line when it came to the Bacup branch line, which opened to Bacup on the 1st October 1852. A month earlier, the local newspaper had announced “It is expected that the line of railway from […]

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Ticket to Ride

The initial stagecoach service in the Bacup area was operated by Mr. James Howorth from Tunstead. It had the capacity to transport six passengers inside and between ten to twelve outside, pulled by three or four strong horses. In 1864, a new horse-drawn bus service commenced, offering weekly trips from Bacup to Rochdale every Monday,

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