In this section you will find links to a number of useful sites and information sources, both local and more distant, as well as links to other Whitworth related websites and organisations. If you have a website you think should be included here please do send your details to the webmaster, and we will be happy to add them.


Some Useful Local Websites:
  • 41st Whitworth (Rochdale) Scouts:
  • Abandoned Communities:
  • About Lancs
  • Anglo Recycling
  • Beautiful Britain - Whitworth!
  • The Britannia Coconut Dancers of Bacup:
  • Community Leisure Association of Whitworth (CLAW):
  • East Lancs Disabled Drivers:
  • Ellenroad Steam Museum:
  • Friends of Real Lancashire:
  • Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum:
  • Heaton Park Heritage Tramway:
  • Irwell Sculpture Trail:
  • Lancashire County Council Archives:
  • Lancashire Evening Telegraph - Whitworth News:
  • Memories of a Lancashire childhood in a bygone age book by Janet Bracegirdle.
  • Must visit Rossendale Blog site:
  • Pennine Heritage Website: (has a fantastic digital photo archive)
  • Rossendale Borough Council:
  • Rochdale Observer:
  • Rochdale Online:
  • Rossendale Free Press:
  • Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team:
  • Rosso (Our local bus company, formerly called Rossendale Transport:)
  • Shop Local, Shop Whitworth Facebook Group: (Facebook membership required)
  • Spodden Valley Revealed:
  • St. Mary & St. Anselm Churches website:
  • UBS Whitworth:
  • Valley of Stone:
  • Visit Rossendale website:
  • Where Can We Go? - Useful "What's On Locally" website:
  • Whitworth a Great Place to Live: Whitworth Facebook Group.
  • Whitworth's 'About Britain' Page:
  • Whitworth Community High School:
  • Whitworth Historical Society Facebook Page: (Facebook membership required)
  • Whitworth Historical Society Twitter Page:
  • Whitworth Library:
  • Whitworth Medical Centre:
  • Whitworth Spartans Rugby League Club:
  • Whitworth Swimming Club:
  • Whitworth Town Council:
  • Whitworth Town Council Facebook Page:(Facebook membership required)
  • Whitworth Vale and Healey Brass band:
  • WhitworthValley.com
  • Whitworth Water Ski Centre:
  • Whitworth's Wikipedia Entry:

  • WhitworthValley.com

    Local Historical & Family History Websites:
  • Ancestry.co.uk:
  • Ancestry.co.uk - Birth, Marriage & Death Records:
  • Ancestry.co.uk - Military Records:
  • Ancestry.co.uk - Court, Government & Criminal Records
  • Bacup Natural History Society:
  • Bacup Times:
  • Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative:
  • Beginner's Guide to Staring a Family Tree online:
  • Billiongraves:
  • Boyd Harris Travel & History Digital Presentations:
  • Cemsearch - St Bartholomew's Headstones:
  • Census 1911:
  • Chorley Historical & Archaeological Society:
  • Chris Helme, speaker & broadcaster:
  • Chris Helme's 'Sunday Bandstand' radio programme:
  • David Joy's Liverpool Cowkeepers:
  • Dig Greater Manchester Archaeology Project Blog:
  • Genealogy and the Law:
  • GENUKI Lancashire:
  • GENUKI - Whitworth:
  • Government Register Office:
  • Hyndburn Heritage Centre Museum, Accrington:New
  • The Red Lion, Whitworth:
  • How to travel to find your roots:
  • Lancashire Archaeolological Society:
  • Lancashire BMD:
  • Lancashire Folk - website and book:
  • Lancashire Local History Federation:
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society:
  • Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society:
  • National Library of Scotland Maps: Note:- Also has some historical maps of England too!
  • Online Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire:
  • Resources for Military Families:
  • Rochdale Cemetary Gravestones:
  • Rossendale Civic Trust:
  • Rossendale Family History Society:
  • The Historic Society for Lancashire & Cheshire:
  • The National Archives:
  • The Shorpy Photo website:
  • Top 100 Genealogy Sites:
  • UK 1911 Census:
  • UK BMD:
  • Wardle and Smallbridge History Group:



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