The red & white-fronted Golden Lion pub, known locally as The Whittle (after the old Whittle Springs brewery, apparently), is 300 years old. Traditionally, condemned prisoners (including the Pendle Witches, in 1612) stopped here for a last drink before the gallows at the top of the hill.
The suddenly steep road is in order to climb over the canal.
The alignment of the road neatly frames the Ashton Memorial on the horizon. Moor Lane predates the Memorial by centuries, so it's coincidence, not design!
Yes, that is the Reebok logo on the mill building; it's their UK head office.
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