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Collection

Explore our collection of maps, photographs and fascinating documents.

The Whitaker archive reveals the fascinating history of Rossendale Valley over the last 200 years.

A snapshot of what you can find in the collection are materials about The Whitaker Museum itself, local history, Womens rights, War, Schools, Churches, Shopping, Royal visits to Rossendale, the Co-operative Society, education and employment in the textile industry, links to the global postal system, bird identification posters, Mary Beetons recipe book, prostitution and how-to guides for fortune telling & reading tea leaves.

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