- Great Harwood
infobox UK place
official_name= Great Harwood
region= North West England
static_image_caption=Town Hall with clock tower
Great Harwood is a small town in the
Hyndburndistrict of Lancashire, England. It lies convert|4.5|mi|km|1|lk=on northeast of Blackburn.
Great Harwood is a town with a
industrial heritage. The Mercer Hall Leisure Centre in Queen Street and the town clock pay tribute to John Mercer (1791-1866), the 'father' of Great Harwood, who revolutionised the cotton dyeing process with his invention of mercerisation. An agricultural society is also maintained. The town once lay on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, the last train serviced the town in November 1957. The town boasted a football team, Great Harwood Town, which unfortunately was forced to fold in July 2006.
Ethel Carnie Holdsworth(1886-1962) - also published as Ethel Carnie and Ethel Holdsworth - lived in Great Harwood until her marriage in 1915 and some of her poems and novels were written in the town. Helen of Four Gates (1917) was filmed in 1920.
Coronation Street" scriptwriter Leslie Duxbury(1926-2005) was a resident of the town. World War Iveteran Netherwood Hugheswas born in Lord Street in 1900, and now lives in Clayton-le-Moors.
Michael Gibson (TV presenter)was brought up in Great Harwood. In 2006, he presented " MTV Select", a daily, phone-in music show, featuring all the latest music and celebrity guests. [ [http://www.mtv.co.uk/channel/mtvuk/shows/mtv_select_0 MTV Select (August 2006)] Retrieved 16 January 2008 ] Also in 2006, he co-directed "All Shook Up: Parkinson's at 25", which was screened on Channel 4. The documentary followed Michael's journey with Parkinson's disease. Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 18. [ [http://www.channel4.com/health/microsites/0-9/4health/body/ill_parkinsons_shookup.html Channel 4 (August 2006)] Retrieved 16 January 2008 ]
* [http://www.great-harwood.org.uk Local history site with many photos]
* [http://www.greatharwood.net Great Harwood Community Website]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Great Harwood F.C. — Great Harwood F.C. was a football club based in Great Harwood, Lancashire, England. They were founded in the 1880s, and played their football in the Lancashire League, the West Lancashire League, the Lancashire Combination, and latterly the… … Wikipedia
Great Harwood — (spr. grēt hārwudd), Stadt in Lancashire (England), 7 km nordöstlich von Blackburn, mit Baumwollindustrie und (1901) 12,015 Einw … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Great Harwood — (spr. greht hahrwudd), Stadt in der engl. Grafsch. Lancaster, (1901) 12.014 E … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
Great Harwood — 53° 46′ 55″ N 2° 23′ 54″ W / 53.782, 2.3984 … Wikipédia en Français
Great Harwood — Original name in latin Great Harwood Name in other language State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 53.78512 latitude 2.40865 altitude 125 Population 11467 Date 2011 03 03 … Cities with a population over 1000 database
Great Harwood Town F.C. — Great Harwood Town F.C. was a football club based in Great Harwood, Lancashire, England. They were founded in 1966, and were originally known as Harwood Wellington, being named after the Duke Of Wellington pub in the town. In 1978 they took on… … Wikipedia
St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood — St Bartholomew s, Great Harwood … Wikipedia
Harwood — Harwood, engl. Stadt, s. Great Harwood … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
Harwood — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le toponyme et patronyme Harwood peut désigner: Sommaire 1 Patronyme 2 Toponyme … Wikipédia en Français
Harwood's Gerbil — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingd … Wikipedia