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A huge welcome to the The Emily Davison Centres website. The EDC is the first Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) HUB in the U.K. It is a 7000 square foot new build and is currently home to 5 specialist charities.

The concept is simple, when a women or girl experiences violence, abuse and/or exploitation, many areas of their lives can be negatively impacted. It makes sense then to have all services under one roof, where individuals can access support when they need it, reducing the risk of escalation and serious harm.

At the EDC we are committed to providing the highest quality of service, Our specialist teams at the centre are not only experienced but understand the complexity and intersectionality of individuals and families situations. This is why our services are built in partnership with women who have lived experiences of abuse.

In addition to specialist services we also provide training and conference facilities, we can cater for up to 100 people. In addition to a clean, modern and well equipped environment we also provide catering to meet any budget. Why not consider hiring our venue as part of your social responsibility framework, safe in the knowledge that any profit made at the centre goes directly back into the provision of frontline services.

Take a look around our website and please do contact us if you have any questions, observations or need support.

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Lovely visit from Andrew this morning, thanks for supporting the centre and providing the funding for frontline services. Bella was very fond of him indeed. ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨New training alert!For #InternationalWomensDay this year equip your business with in-depth knowledge and enhanced skills to identify and respond appropriately to ‘honour’-based abuse. Spaces are limited so sign up to our new workplace training course today 👇safelives.org.uk/training/DA-training-for-employers ... See MoreSee Less
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Earlier today (Thursday, February 2nd) we released a CCTV image of somebody we wanted to identify as part of our search for missing Nicola Bulley.We have now identified the woman and would like to thank everybody who shared our appeal and phoned in with information. Our search is continuing today for Nicola (pictured below), 45, who went missing in St Michael’s on Wyre last Friday (January 27th).An investigation was launched into the circumstances of her disappearance while a large and extremely thorough search has been carried out in the area. These are both continuing and at this point there is nothing to suggest any third party involvement in Nicola’s disappearance.We can now confirm the following timings from the morning Nicola was last seen:8.43am – Nicola walked along the path by the River Wyre, having dropped her children off at school8:50am (approximately) - A dog-walker – somebody who knows Nicola – saw her walking around the lower field with her dog. Their two dogs interacted briefly before the witness left the field via the river path8.53am – She sent an email to her boss9.01am – She logged into a Teams call9.10am (approximately) – A witness – somebody who knows Nicola – saw her on the upper field walking her dog, Willow. Work is ongoing today to establish exactly what time this was.9.30am – The Teams call ended but Nicola stayed logged on9.35am (approximately) – Nicola’s mobile phone and Willow were found at a bench by the river by another dog-walker. We continue to have specialist resources from both the police and other emergency services in the area searching a significant area of land around the river off Garstang Road. We also have divers in the area and are using underwater drones to search the full length of the River Wyre downstream. Our police dogs have also been out searching. We are really grateful to everyone who has come forward with information so far and would continue to ask people to get in touch if they have information or concerns.Nicola is white, 5ft 3ins tall, with light brown shoulder-length hair. She speaks with an Essex accent. She was last seen wearing a long black gilet jacket with a hood, black jeans and olive-green ankle wellies. Her hair was tied into a ponytail. Anybody who has seen Nicola, or has information about where she might be, is asked to call 101, quoting log 565 of January 30th. For immediate sightings please call 999. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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👉Paladin are recruiting for a new Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker (ISAC) based in East Lancashire.👉Visit our website for information and the application pack. 👉Deadline Friday, 3rd February 2023!#newyearnewme #newyearnewopportunity #recruitment #advocacy ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Proud to support local charities - #teamgbis have again donated a 12ft Christmas tree to the amazing Emily Davison Centre in Accrington. To read more about the wonderful services this charity provides click on the link www.harvoutreach.org.uk/#supportlocal #teamgbis #charity #christmas2022 #lancashire ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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We’re all worried about the cost of living crisis. From groceries, utility bills to petrol, everything is getting more expensive. But for women experiencing abuse, this crisis could mean the difference between life and death. Lack of economic safety forces women to stay with abusers longer than they want to, meaning they experience more harm as a result. Not being financially secure means women who flee are unsure if they will be able to provide for their children. Fear of losing their children or them becoming homeless or hungry can force them to stay. Help us be there to support women and their children to escape abuse this winter. Please donate to our lifesaving work: www.womensaid.org.uk/winter-appeal-2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosDomestic Abuse Anonymous Helpline for anyone living in Lancashire.Call: 03330 1 34 34 34 📲 between Monday - Friday - 10am - 2pm.This service is here for you to talk and be listened to. Find out about your rights & options and get advice on personal safety or legal services.If you are in immediate danger call 999. ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosDomestic Abuse Anonymous Helpline for anyone living in Lancashire.Call: 03330 1 34 34 34 📲 between Monday - Friday - 10am - 2pm.This service is here for you to talk and be listened to. Find out about your rights & options and get advice on personal safety or legal services.If you are in immediate danger call 999. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Kindness makes the world go round. Thanks to Calder Community Kindness, We have warm pj's, and dressing gowns plus lots of great presents for families in need this winter. ... See MoreSee Less
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With Christmas approaching the Emily Davison centre is looking at ways to support family’s and individual during this time - keep an eye on our social media for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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With all the excitement of Christmas going up in the office, Bella the therapy dog is exhausted. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Timeline photosDo you know what a SARC is? In the North West, the local SARCs are:Merseyside: SAFE Place Merseyside Cheshire/Manchester: Saint Mary's Centre Sexual Assault Referral Centre Lancashire: The Lancashire SAFE Centre - SARC Cumbria: The Bridgeway SARC Find your local service via our site: orlo.uk/8Ebyo ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Blackburne House Group School for Social Entrepreneurs in Cornwall Lloyds Bank Foundation celebrating 10 years of the social entrepreneur school and our chair is graduating today. The National Lottery Community Fund ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Here at the Emily Davison centre we have partnered with a number of Organisation to host Online information/Q&A sessions over the 16 days of activism. We’re kicking these session off today with one from Harv.A wonderful organisation working with survivors of Domestic abuse. Their children’s team will be delivering a session regarding the effect of Domestic Abuse on children. Mon 28th Nov, 11am – Effects of Domestic Abuse on ChildrenTuesday 29th Nov, 13:30 – Stalking AwarenessWednesday 30th Nov 12:00 – Legal Aid with Q&A session regarding Children’s Act and family lawThursday 1st Dec, 13:00 – Domestic Abuse and the transgender, non-binary and gender queer community.Thursday 1st Dec, 16:00-18:00 – Banner Making at The Emily Davidson CentreMonday 5th Dec, 17:30-19:30 – Banner Making at The Emily Davidson CentreTuesday 6th Dec, 13:00 – Housing and Refuge: Breaking Down the Barriers to Escaping Domestic AbuseWed 7th Dec, 17:30 – Chants and Activism/Banner Making Session at The Emily Davidson Centre FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER, 18:00-20:00 – RECLAIM THE NIGHT MARCH (starting at The Emily Davidson Centre).Keep an eye on our Facebook page and follow our EventBright to find out more about the organisations we will be working with over the coming days.www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-emily-davison-centre-8555926157#events ... See MoreSee Less
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Today marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign supported by the United Nations through secretly generals UNiTE by 2030 to End violence against women initiative.The campaign begins today on the International day for the elimination of violence against women and girls, the campaign runs through till the international human rights day on the 10th December.As a global movement the 16 days highlights the facts around gender based violence;-1 in 3 women experience gender based violence during their lifetime.-Less than 40% per cent of women who experience violence seek help.-In 2021, nearly 1 in 5 women aged between 20-24 were married before turning 18.Here at the Emily Davison Centre we will hosting multiple sessions throughout the 16 days to raise awareness and support on gender based violence.With Lancashire police reporting a rise of 33% in sexual assault over the last year, the centre will also be hosting a Reclaim the night March on Friday 9th December with details to follow. Follow The Emily Davison Centre on EventBright to sign up to sessions that are being hosted.www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-emily-davison-centre-8555926157 ... See MoreSee Less
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Bella is getting in the Xmas mood here in the office this morning . ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Centre/Business Manager ACCRINGTONThe Emily Davison Centre is based in Hyndburn in East Lancashire and is home to 4 charities who deliver support services to victims of abuse, exploitation and/or violence.1. There are 31 staff members in the centre providing support to over 10,000 victims of abuse annually. The EDC is keen to share the centre as a model of innovative and best practice across the country.2. EDC is seeking a Centre and Business Manager to run building facilities and outdoor space and to ensure appropriate, safely, and sustainably managed space for use by community and visitors alongside the development of social enterprise activities.3. The Domestic Abuse sector has been impacted by austerity, the pandemic and subsequent public sector cuts. The services in the centre want to move towards a more sustainable funding model that prioritises the development of social enterprise activities. The centre manager will lead on the development if social enterprise activities.We are looking for someone who knows the charity sector but who also has a background in business administration. Experience of applying for successful funding and commissions is advantageous.We can offer you a work environment that is supportive, fast paced with some of the most incredible and brilliant human beings on the planet. Our ambition is to ensure that victims of abuse get the very best support services possible, we are all about quality.Location: Accrington, LancashireHours: 36.5Length of contract: 2 years initially Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience and if apprenticeship route taken up.Pension: 8% pension contributionClosing date: 19th December 2022Interviews: 5th and 6th of January 2023Opportunities: There is an opportunity to undertake a Level 7 PG diploma in Business Administration with this role. www.uclan.ac.uk/degree-apprenticeships/courses/business-administration-pgdipPlease read the job description and person specification before applying. To apply please complete the application form.Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification. Please answer the questions on the application form to the best of your ability. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email. Regrettably, we are normally unable to acknowledge unsuccessful applicants.Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.“We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. We therefore encourage you to please submit your application as early as possible”.The Emily Davison Centre is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.The EDC is a trans inclusive employer.Applications are particularly welcome from black and minoritised women.We are a Disability Confident employer: we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for vacancies. For an informal chat about your needs or to receive the application pack in another format, please email [email protected]Registered charity no: 1163951Please use below link to download the application form, job description and person specification.emilydavisoncentre.com/work-for-the-edc/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: ACCRINGTONJob role: Senior Domestic Abuse WorkerProject: Loving Me (Domestic Abuse support services for transgender and non-binary people)Salary: £ 26,000 – 28,000 per annum depending on experiencePension: 8% employer contributionContract length: 2 years minimumPlace of work: The Emily Davison Centre, Accrington, Lancashire / some remote working negotiableResponsible to: EDC Board of Directors and Loving Me CEOWorking Week: 36.5 hours per weekClosing Date: 5th of December 2022 @ 5pmThe Emily Davison Centre opened in 2019 and is home to several charities who provide support to adults and children who have experienced or are experiencing abuse, exploitation and/or violence. The centre is based in Accrington-Lancashire, please visit the website for more information. www.emilydavisoncentre.comLoving Me! Is a support and advocacy service for trans, non-binary and gender queer people over the age of 18 who live in the England and who are suffering from Domestic Abuse and/or Sexual Violence. The aims of the service are to1. Ensure that trans, non-binary and gender queer individuals who are experiencing sexual violence and / or domestic abuse have access to professional, confidential, and quality support and advocacy online.2. Provide support to specialist DA and SV services across England so that services are more accessible to the trans, non-binary and gender queer community.We are looking for an ambitious and compassionate human being with senior leadership experience to manage the operations of the Loving Me service. Ideally you will identify as transgender or non-binary and will have significant experience of working with victims / survivor of domestic abuse / sexual violence. You will have knowledge of the issues that affect the trans and non-binary community and high levels of critical thinking and risk assessment methods.As the first specialist support service for victims of the trans community, this is an exciting time to join the organisation. We have recently received funding to set up the first transgender refuge in the North of England and this role will be a crucial to the development of this refuge and a one in the South of England.For more information about the job please email [email protected]The deadline for the application is the 5th of December 2022 @ 5pmInterviews 9th of December For an application pack please download here lovingme.uk/job-opportunities/emilydavisoncentre.com/opportunities/ ... See MoreSee Less
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Paladin National Stalking Advocacy ServicePaladin is a nationally recognized trauma-informed service established to assist high risk victims of stalking in England and Wales. Our unique team of accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensures that high risk victims of stalking are provided with expert advocacy support and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.JOB ADVERTWe are growing and are now looking to recruit an Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker Job Title: Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISAC)Organisation: Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service Salary: £22,500 to £25000 (pro- rata) Dependent on experience and qualifications Hours: 30 to 36.5 hours per week (Full time and Part Time may be considered) Location: This post is based in East Lancashire Outline of Role: Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service employs a number of Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworks (ISACs) who offer support for high risk victims who have been the subject of stalking, support them through the criminal justice system and offer relevant advice and advocacy. The ISAC will be responsible for providing an efficient, effective trauma informed response to victims of stalking across England and Wales. This will include assessing an individual’s needs based on the risk at that time and ensuring that the victim’s voice is heard locally and at appropriate multi-agency or professional meetings. The role will also include working with professionals and local agencies to ensure a coordinated response is in place and all relevant agencies work together effectively. The qualities we are looking for include;• Good understanding of stalking including the impact of stalking, domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender based violence on victim/survivors and their children.• Understand the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of stalking, both primary and secondary victims. • Understand the impact of trauma and ways of supporting victim/survivors affected by trauma.Closing Date: 5th December 2022 5pm Interviews will take place: Tue 13th December 2022 How to Apply: Download the application pack here www.paladinservice.co.uk/news/isac-vacancy-in-east-lancashireRead through the job description and person specification to check that you have the skills needed for this role. If this sounds perfect for you and you would like the opportunity to join our excellent dedicated team, complete the application form, accessed through www.paladinservice.co.uk and email it to [email protected] by the deadline. All the best. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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JOB OPPORTUNITY ACCRINGTON: HARVHARV are looking to recruit an experienced frontline housing support worker to ensure that victims of domestic abuse who identify as BAME are supported. The successful candidate will be passionate about breaking down of the barriers that exist and will be committed to intersectional feminism.Domestic abuse affects women from all ethnic groups, and there is no evidence to suggest that women from some ethnic or cultural communities are any more at risk than others. However, the form the abuse takes may vary; in some communities, for example, domestic abuse may be perpetrated by extended family members, or it may include forced marriage, or female genital mutilation (FGM).Whatever their experiences, women from Black, Asian or minority ethnic communities are likely to face additional barriers to receiving the help that they need.The ‘no recourse to public funds’ rule means that some women are not entitled to key welfare benefits and local authority housing. This can be a major barrier to escaping abuse, we at HARV understand this and this post will be integral to the provision of legal, housing, welfare, and practical support. Part of this role will be to work in safe house accommodation specifically for women with no recourse to public funds.The successful candidate will have knowledge of the local BAME communities within Accrington and will speak some of those languages.There are 31 workers based in the team, if you are looking for a supportive and energetic work environment where your ideas are encouraged and valued then please apply today.Post: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Housing Support Worker Hours: 36.5 hours per weekSalary: £22,500 - £25,000 per annum with 8% pension contributionClosing Date: 5th December @ 5pmInterview Date: 12th of DecemberDownload and application form here www.harvoutreach.org.uk/?page_id=249 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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At Xmas time , we provide food and gifts for families living in Hyndburn and Ribble Valley who have suffered economically as a result of domestic abuse. Many of the families we are working with at the moment are really struggling with the cost of living crisis and for some Xmas brings the feeling of dread. Help us to help local families by participating in our reverse advent Calendar. Every day add an item into a box, then on the last day drop it off at the centre. Boxes will be distributed by our team at the EDC to local families and families staying in refuge. Please share. ... See MoreSee Less
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The #IstanbulConvention comes into force in the UK today after years of campaigning with IC Change UK. We remain deeply concerned by the government's decision to opt out of key rights for migrant women. With LAWRS - Latin American Women's Rights Service & IC Change UK we call on them to remove the reservations without delay. #AllWomenMeansAllWomen ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Happy Halloween from the EDC 🎃👻 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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One week old cuteness. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bella our therapy dog is currently on pawternity leave. Happy to announce that all 10 puppies (9 boys and 1 girl) arrived safely and mum and pups are doing amazing. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Congratulations to our co founder Debbie. She was awarded with the Gold Award from the Rank Foundation this morning. So very well deserved. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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6 weeks holidays coming up ⚠️ This is a list of ideas to keep the little humans happy for free!🖤🖤Alderley Edge Wizards Walk Astley Park and Hall Chorley PR7 1XAAvenham and Miller Park PR1 8JPBarrowford Park Barrowford BB9 6EWBeacon Country Park Upholland WN8 7RUBeacon Fell Country Park Longridge PR3 2NLBilly Bob’s Parlour Bolton Abbey BD23 6EUBilly Bob's Parlour Preston PR3 5ADBob's Brew Weir BL6 7RRBold Venture Park Darwen BB3 2SNBolton AbbeyBolton Steam Museum Bolton BL1 4HWBridestones Moor OL14 8SABrimham Rocks Harrogate HG3 4DWBrock Bottoms Preston PR3 0PPBrockhole Windermere LA23 1LJBrockholes nature reserve Preston PR5 0AGBrungerley Park, Waddington Rd, Clitheroe BB7 2JEBuckden Wood Bury BL8 4PGBullough Park BB5 0LWCadshaw Castle Rocks BB3 2TXCalf Hey ReservoirSt. Catherine's Park PR5 5XFClitheroe Castle and Park Clitheroe BB7 1BAClowbridge Reservoir Burnley BB11 5PFCoppice Peel Park Accrington Coronation Rock Blackpool FY1 4RYCorporation Park Blackburn BB2 6DECuerden Valley Park PR5 6BYCutwood Park Rishton BB1 4ETDarwen Tower Darwen BB3 1JXEdisford Bridge Clitheroe BB7 3LJEntwistle Reservoir TurtonFairhaven lake Lytham FY8 1BDFairy Caves Oswaldtwistle Fairy Glen woods Parbold WN8 7DNFishmoor Reservoir GuideFootball Museum Manchester M4 3BGFormby Squirrel park Liverpool L37 1LJForest of Bowland BB7 3AYGisburn Forest Gruffalo trail BB7 4TSHaigh Hall Park Wigan WN2 1PEHameldon Hill BB11 5QPHappy Mount Park Morecambe LA4 5AQHardcastle Crags HX7 7AWHatch Brook Waterfall PR6 8QUHaworth Park and Art Gallery BB5 2JSHeald Wood BB12 0EBHealey Dell Nature Reserve OL12 6BQHeaton Park Manchester M25 2SWHesketh Park Southport PR9 9JNHollingworth Lake Rochdale OL15 OAQHoughton BottomsHurst Grange Park PR1 9XHIce cream Factory Cheshire CH3 9NEJackhouse Nature Reserve BB5 3RRJack keys Reservoir DarwenJohnson's Reservoir BB3 3NNJumbles Country Park BL2 4JSKee and Lock Woods / Hapton Castle Valley BB11 5QUKnowl Hill OL12 7TL Liverpool Castle Rivington BL6 7RULongton Brickcroft Nature Reserve PR54 5YYLowerfold Park Great Harwood BB6 7NSLytham St Anne's FY8 1LYMalham Cove Skipton, BD23 4DGMarsden Park Nelson BB9 8BWMerseyside Maritime Museum Liverpool L3 4AQMesnes Park Wigan WN1 1TUMoor Park Preston PR1 6ASMoses Gate Country park Bolton BL4 3DNMoss Bank Park Bolton Mother Shipton’s Knaresborough, HG5 8DDMuseum of Science and Industry Manchester M3 4FPOakhill Park Accrington BB5 2BNOld Holly Farm Garstang PR3 1AAOswaldtwistle Mills BB5 3DEPark View Park Lytham FY8 4JEPendle Sculpture Trail Barley BB12 9LDPilot Herbert Noga crash site Darwen Moors BB3 2TZQueen's Park Bolton BL1 4BYQueens Park Blackburn BB1 1QFQueens Park Burnley BB10 3LBRhyddings Park Oswaldtwistle BB5 3ARRibble Valley Sculpture Trail Clitheroe BB7 4QDRibchester Park Ribchester PR3 3ZHRibchester Roman Bath House Ribchester PR3 3ZJRivington Pike Rivington BL6 7RZRoddlesworth reservoir walk and Tockholes woods BB3 0APSand dunes Blackpool Scott Park Burnley BB11 4JRSinging Ringing Tree BB11 3QZSkipton Castle Spring Wood Whalley BB7 9TDStanley Park Blackpool FY3 9HUSunnyhurst woods Darwen BB3 0LATentering Tower BL0 0NSThe Airport pub Manchester M22 5WHThe Atom - Panopticon Colne BB8 7EQThompson Park Burnley BB11 3QWTop Withens HX7 7AXTownley Park Burnley BB11 3RQTurton and Entwistle Reservoir BL2 4JPVictoria Park Vickys Witch Trail Nelson BB9 7AFWalker Fold Woods BL1 7PTWayoh Reservoir Turton Whalley Viaduct BB7 9TWWheelton Plantation PR6 8QUWhitehall Park Darwen BB3 2LHWhitaker Park Rawtenstall BB4 6RE Wild boar Park Chipping PR3 2QTWindmill and Lowther Gardens Lytham FY8 5QQWithy Park Bamber Bridge PR5 6YJWitton Park Blackburn BB2 2TPWoodnook Vale Nature Reserve BB5 0PJWorden Park Leyland PR25 1DJWycollar Hall Colne BB8 8SYYarrow Valley Park Chorley PR7 3QL ... See MoreSee Less
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