Whitworth Stories

Spodden Valley Revealed

As part of engagement activities to promote the new greenway, artists collective Glassball have been capturing stories and images from the people of Whitworth.  These were used to create the council’s official  Whitworth Calendar 2017.  The calendar’s collection of memories from a wide range of Whitworth locals celebrated the unique industrial heritage and culture of the town, and preserves it for future generations.  Glassball collected stories at community spaces and events and via the Whitworth Stories website. Our thanks to all the staff at the Red Lion Pub, staff and residents at Sunnyside Care Home and volunteers at Whitworth Historical Society, and everyone who welcomed the team and shared stories and tales of this beautiful valley.

The calendar was launched at the Whitworth Rushcart Festival on 4 September 2016.