Stanhill Village was the home of James Hargreaves, the 18th century inventor who paved the way for the industrial textile revolution. In this village he invented the Spinning Jenny, probably the most famous and innovative spinning machine ever. The Stanhill Village Heritage project has celebrated this extraordinary man and his invention by creating a physical heritage trail, which extends 3.5 miles through and around this historic and picturesque village nestling beside the West Pennine moors near Accrington.
Using £32,300 of Heritage Lottery Funding and other locally raised funds, the project has installed presentation boards along the trail. The boards are linked to a custom built website which visitors can access via their smart phones or from their computers in the comfort of their homes.