Union Road

Download the map before you leave home then start your walk at the Black Dog. The purpose of this map is to start you on your journey of discovery and to point out some places of interest, there are far more areas to explore. Have fun matching up the old photos with the modern locations. 

This walk should take approximately two hours. It is all accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. There are a number of places where you can stop for refreshments or to use the facilities. 

BLACK DOG

Start your journey of discovery here. Union Road is a long winding road that cuts through Oswaldtwistle. The Black Dog is one of the oldest pubs in town. There used to be over 100 public houses.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

Across the road from the Black Dog is Holy Trinity Church. 

ROE GREAVE ROAD

Roegreave Road is the birthplace of Ethel Carnie.

CO-OP/NEW CHURCH

A Co-op is a shop owned by the shoppers. People could save for Christmas by putting a bit aside every week.

LIBRARY

Built in 1915.

GOBBIN LAMP

Positioned within the library grounds.

JUBILEE GARDENS

Across the road from the library is Jubilee Gardens. At Christmas the Christmas tree is positioned here but the rest of the year it is home to Oswaldtwistle in Blooms first site.

STONEBRIDGE LANE

Stonebridge Lane leads to Fielding Lane and beyond that to Jackhouse Nature Reserve.

TINKER BROOK

The hill down to Tinker Brokk is known as Tinker Brow.

WAR MEMORIAL

Paid for by public subscription this War Memorial is one of the finest of its kind for a town this size.

CHAPEL STREET

This photo shows the Methodist Chapel before the second floor was removed.

THE STRAITS

The former main road of the town before Union Road was built, it still retains its cobbles.

CIVIC ARTS CENTRE & THEATRE

Visible over the rooftops of most houses in town. This former town hall is now home to culture and the arts.

ST PAUL'S SCHOOL

The only primary school on the main road itself it is affiliated to St Paul's Church on Catlow Hall Street.

TREACLE ROW/SCHOOL

Pictures remain of the street before the Technical school was built.

RAILWAY STATION

Technically in Church this is on the boundary between Church and Oswaldtwistle.

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