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To create a cyber-home for the people and businesses of Pendle.   To be at the heart of the community of Pendle.  To welcome all to Pendle.  To promote Pendle as a place of interest and an oasis for tourists from all over the world.  To design this site so that we put the priority of usability over flashy multi-media.

Anyone wishing to get involved with this exciting venture should get in contact with Andrew Stringer (Andrew.Stringer @ pendle.net).

About Pendle

Pendle is named after the famous Pendle Hill that dominates the landscape around.  The hill has captivated the imaginations of many.  The Pendle Witches are indelibly connected with many villages in Pendle and the hill itself.  On the other side of the religious spectrum, Pendle Hill is famous for it's links to the Quaker movement.  George Fox founded the Quaker movement after climbing Pendle Hill in 1652.  On a topical note, it is the birthplace of the band master of the Titanic, Wallace Hartley.

Pendle is an ideal place for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.  There are recognized walks in the area, the Pendle Way and Brontė Way; there are many off-the-beaten-track walks with splendid views.

Pendle was one of the industrial centers of the North of England from the 17th to the 20th centuries.  The legacy of the now extinct cotton industry is engrained in the culture of Pendle.  The only remaining connection to textiles is a plethora of mill shops selling textiles (and more) at bargain prices.  Pendle is the textile mill shop capital of the world!

As well as a rich tapestry of outdoor pursuits and bargain shops Pendle has a many interesting buildings ranging from village churches to quaint country inns.  You can visit the ruins of Ferndean Manor (inspiration for "Jane Eyre") in Wycoller or take a trip on the Leeds-Liverpool canal.  Pendle also hosts a renowned international festival, THE GREAT BRITISH R&B FESTIVAL.L.

Situated at the end of the M65, Pendle is an ideal place to run a business with low overheads, skilled workforce and inexpensive housing in a delightful green fields environment.  Pendle is roughly 45 minutes from Manchester, 30 minutes from Preston and 1 hour from Leeds.  It's ideally situated for access to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Haworth, Blackpool and North Wales.

Pendle is twinned with Creil in France and Marl in Germany.

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