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Friday, 27 November 2015

Helmshore Xmas Fair-happy and yet very, very sad......

Tomorrow, Saturday 28th November, is the wonderful Xmas Fair at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, with around 40 stalls, festive entertainment and great food.

However, sadly this may be the last such event at Helmshore, at least for the foreseeable future, as drastic financial cutbacks by Lancashire County Council have meant that the mill and Queen Street Mill in Burnley are due for closure early next year.

A campaign has been started to try to find investors, to fundraise and basically explore every possible avenue to keep this vital part of our cultural history alive.

Show your support by visiting the Xmas Fair and signing the petition, becoming involved as a volunteer, writing to your MP and anything else you can think of.

I shall endeavour to post updates as soon as I know what is due to happen next.