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Clayton le Moors lies between Accrington and Great Harwood, and as the name suggests it is situated in an area rich in clay.  Marshall's Clay Products still manufacture the Accrington red brick in nearby Altham.

Other industries that contributed to the growth of Clayton were calico printing and soap manufacture, including Dr Lovelace's floating soap.

Green Haworth is nestled in the West Pennine Moors.  Part of the village is known as Bedlam, and was recorded by the monks of Kirkstall when defining their boundaries in the 12th century.

In the 17th century, stone quarries flourished here providing stone for the restoration of Whalley and Clitheroe churches.  Coal mining took place in the 18th century and most of the cottages in Green Haworth date from this period.  Hand loom weaving was also practised and a few weaver's cottages can also still be seen.

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