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Thread #128514   Message #3876497
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
11-Sep-17 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Egg rolling, Rivington Pike, Easter Mon
Subject: RE: Folklore: Egg rolling, Rivington Pike, Easter Mon
Egg rolling - with a modest fair - continues on Rivington Pike on Good Friday.

A mass trespass took place on Winter Hill in September 1896.

In 1913, Lord Leverhulme's original residence, Roynton Cottage, burned to the ground in an arson attack by the Suffragette Edith Rigby of Preston.

Rivington Heritage Trust

In early 2016, after a long wait, we received word that the Heritage Lottery Fund had approved our Stage 2 Grant application. We had been awarded monies to deliver a £3.4 million restoration project in the Gardens.

Capital works on site are likely to begin in Spring 2017. A guided walk and conservation task takes place each month as well as regular corporate volunteering days.