Darwen Days

Darwen's Timeline by www.DarwenDays.co.uk

Created by Darwen Days, this timeline aims to illustrate the rich history of Darwen, a once industrious mill town in Lancashire, UK. See our website at www.DarwenDays.co.uk, where you'll find over 20,000 individual photos of Darwen history with links to our YouTube, Twitter and Facebook profiles. Whether you're a local Darrener or one who has moved out of town to foreign climes, Darwen Days is the place where you can spend hours trotting down Memory Lane.

Darwen job centre closed

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Punch Bowl Inn Demolished

Punch Bowl Inn Roman road Demolished

Hoddlesden war memorial

EIGHT new names inscribed onto the Hoddlesden war memorial

Moorland high school demolished

Moorland high school demolished

General election

1924 General election, Darwen had a 92.7% turnout, a record for an English constituency

Major typhoid epidemic in Darwen

1874 Major typhoid epidemic in Darwen reported in the nationally newspapers . also a report in the New York Times

1854 Local Board of Health established

1854 Local Board of Health established in Over Darwen

The Livesey Foundation buy Holker House Railway road

Holker House in Railway Road, which was constructed in 1871, has been bought by the charity The Livesey Foundation with the intention of making it a home for the history of Darwen.

First recorded inhabitants

A barrow from 2000 BC has been discovered and has been partially restored. You can find it today at Ashleigh Barrow, Whitehall.

Derewent

At this time in history, Darwen was called Derewent, derived from the Brythonic 'derw' meaning oak.

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