Historic Middleton opens its doors

When you come to thinking about historical towns it is not often you would consider Middleton and yet there are four buildings in the 'old Lancashire' town that are steeped in history.


Each September they co-ordinate their opening times to give everyone a chance to see inside and learn a bit more about the people who made the town great.

Middleton Heritage and Conservation commissioned Catherine Smyth to liase with Lancashire Life and write an article to feature in the September magazine.

A three-page feature was published in Lancashire Life to promote the heritage open events. To read the story follow the link.


Now the summer is over, work is starting to build up again and I have appointments to cover news stories at both Haslingden High School and Fearns Community Sports College.

Even though this time of year is traditionally quiet, I did get in a few jobs over the summer months, as well as enjoying a couple of nice breaks.

I am now managing the news page on the Valley at Work website so if you commission me to write your news it will reach an even wider audience.

First Choice and Mid-Rossendale Credit Unions are merging and the new credit union will offer increased benefits not only for the members but also the administration of the organisations. I was asked to write a story and it was used by the Lancashire Telegraph, Rossendale Free Press, is appearing in next month's Local Journal and is available on the internet.

I have been commissioned to write news stories and help with promoting the Rossendale Business Awards organised by Valley at Work, which connects local businesses. I am delighted to say that now nominations are open and within the first couple of weeks there had been more than 60 businesses nominated. I am very grateful that someone also chose to nominate me. Here is the latest story on the awards on the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce News on the Lancashire Telegraph website.

Ruth Winter from Winter Solicitors in Bacup also enlisted my help to publicise her new apprentice Leandra Rocca, who had just finished her A levels. Here is the story on the Valley at Work website and it will also be in the next edition of the Local Journal.

One of my regular clients is Dansworks Dance Academy in Bacup where the students have twinned with a Maltese school and enjoyed a six-day visit to the island to cement the link. The story was a page lead in the Lancashire Telegraph and the Rossendale Free Press.

And just to fill in a bit of time I have been writing and producing a four-page newsletter for Antony and Patricia Hair Salon. The last edition of Snippets was a huge success and received lots of compliments from clients and new customers.