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Bacup (pronounced bay-kup) is a small industrial town at the head of the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire. It grew during the industrial revolution into a 'town of stone' - local quarrying was a major industry, there was also cotton, woollens, shoe manufacturing, farming and small-scale coal mining.

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Keywords:bacup, bacup coconut dancers, britannia, broadclough, cotton, lancashire, mining, quarrying, rossendale, weir

HRS 675 Bacup, cotton spinning mill

HRS 675 Bacup, cotton spinning mill

HRS 2641 Rossendale Mountain Bike Race

HRS 2641 Rossendale Mountain Bike Race

HRS 3893 River Irwell, Holt Mill bridge Rossendale 2007

HRS 3893 River Irwell, Holt Mill bridge Rossendale 2007

HRS 3895 Bacup, Irwell Inn 1980s

HRS 3895 Bacup, Irwell Inn 1980s

HRS 3900 Irwell, above Bacup 1970s

HRS 3900 Irwell, above Bacup 1970s

HRS 3899 Irwell above Bacup 1970s

HRS 3899 Irwell above Bacup 1970s

HRS 3992 Rossendale, Heald Town 1970s

HRS 3992 Rossendale, Heald Town 1970s

HRS 3991 Rossendale, Heald Town 1970s

HRS 3991 Rossendale, Heald Town 1970s

HRS 4066 Rossendale horse riders near Broadclough dikes c1980s

HRS 4066 Rossendale horse riders near Broadclough dikes c1980s

HRS 4052 Bacup Britannia Coconutters Garland Dance image four 1980s

HRS 4052 Bacup Britannia Coconutters Garland Dance image four 1980s

HRS 4053 Bacup Britannia Coconutters Garland Dance image three 1980s

HRS 4053 Bacup Britannia Coconutters Garland Dance image three 1980s

HRS 4054 Bacup Britannia Coconutters in fields nr Britannia 1980s

HRS 4054 Bacup Britannia Coconutters in fields nr Britannia 1980s

HRS 4055 Bacup Britannia Coconutters new recruit 1980s

HRS 4055 Bacup Britannia Coconutters new recruit 1980s

HRS 4055 Bacup, Pennine Road and Gladstone street

HRS 4055 Bacup, Pennine Road and Gladstone street

HRS 4056 Bacup, Pennine road

HRS 4056 Bacup, Pennine road

HRS 4057 Bacup, Above Broadclough Farm c 1980

HRS 4057 Bacup, Above Broadclough Farm c 1980

HRS 4058 Broadclough c1980s

HRS 4058 Broadclough c1980s

HRS 4059 Broadclough area of Bacup looking SE c1980s

HRS 4059 Broadclough area of Bacup looking SE c1980s

HRS 4060 Broadclough dike access area from farm c1980s

HRS 4060 Broadclough dike access area from farm c1980s

HRS 4061 Broadclough dike looking S image one

HRS 4061 Broadclough dike looking S image one