Littleborough Rushbearing Could Be A Real Draw And Annual Event worth Note On Any Ones Calendar
Littleborough had a population of 13,807 in 2001, so it's got to be over 15, 000 by now I would have thought? If we could get 1% to help make Rushbearing awesome, well, it would be awesome. Littleborough has got so many positive aspects to making a great summer festival great, but the main missing ingredient (as with most modern communities) is a proportionate lack of community interest. We've got a beautiful village, with beautiful views, architecture, and a nucleic shopping centre. There is a real depth of heritage and history here, from the mysterious "Roman" road, prehistoric finds, significant industrial heritage, and the endeavours of the working man, from the Summit tunnel, to all the mills that once stood here, coal mines, canals, and railways. All of these validate Littleborough as a cultural hotbed of civilisation through the ages. Unfortunately, the modern age is one of un-community. There can be much discussion about the causes of this, from home entertainment systems, to out of town American style shopping malls, supermarkets, and the price of a pint, but if we could all get involved and try and make people look forward to a time a year where everybody comes out and joins in with the festivities that this brilliant village could put on.
I've attached a video from the Hastings Green Man which is incredibly popular, I know Hastings has a bit of history (Fella with an arrow in his eye or something) and a population of about 100, 000, but it has grown from a small village type event into something of a national event.
It would be great if we could get more people involved at every level with Littleborough Rushbearing, and other community arts events.
So, please get involved CLICK HERE
- Dancing keeps you fit
- Dancing makes you happy
- So happy you could dance
- Great way to socialise
- Get to go to great events
- Keeps traditions alive
- Express yourself
Our First Littleborough Clog
Our first Littleborough clog