Darwen Tower (Jubilee Tower )
Situated on the moors above Darwen town centre, Darwen Tower which is sometimes referred to as the Jubilee Tower was completed in 1898 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. and also to celebrate a victory for the local people with a right to walk across the moors.
Darwen is your typical Mill town with the famous India Mill Chimmney also towering up into the Lancashire skyline.
There are now 2 school academy's in Darwen being Darwen Aldridge and the second which is at Darwen Vale.
Nearby places include Blackburn, Hoddlesden, Tochholes, Pickup Bank, Abbey Village, Lower Darwen all of which stem from the BB1 postcode area.
With the M65 now running right through Darwen near to the boundry we also have easy access to Burnley, colne, Nelson, Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Preston, Blackpool and all the North West from our central point in town just off the A666
We also have 3 woods and parks with Sunnyhurst woods, Bold Venture Park and Whitehall Park.
One of the more well known long established companies in Darwen is Frank Barnes Skip Hire who offer skip hire services and crane hire in Darwen, Blackburn and also Burnley, Preston and Manchester.
They can be found on Cross St and is a family run business.
There is also a long established Motorcycle Clothing shop nearby called UK Motorcycle Clothing, where the owner lives and works in Darwen. They sell an excellent range of motorcycle clothes, helmets, trousers boots and gloves etc from some of the leading brands such as Shoei and alpinestars leathers.
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