Earby

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Earby
Earby Post Office - geograph.org.uk - 1808414.jpg
Earby Post Office
Earby is located in Lancashire
Earby
Earby
 Earby shown within Lancashire
Population 6,183 (2011)
OS grid reference SD9046
Civil parish Earby
District Pendle
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARNOLDSWICK
Postcode district BB18
Dialling code 01282
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Pendle
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 53°54′51″N 2°08′41″W / 53.9143°N 2.1446°W / 53.9143; -2.1446

Earby is a small town and civil parish within the Borough of Pendle in Lancashire, England. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Colne, 7 miles (11.3 km) south-west of Skipton, and 11 miles (17.7 km) north-east of Burnley. The parish had a population of 6,183 recorded in the 2011 census,[1]

Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from 1909 to 1974, Earby formed an urban district. Since 1974 Earby has been in the West Craven[2] area of Pendle, has a town council, and is part of the West Craven Area Committee on Pendle Borough Council.[3][4]

Other smaller nearby towns include Thornton in Craven and Sough.

Earby also had its own railway station, but it was closed in 1970. The station was an interchange with the small branch to Barnoldswick.

Old Grammar School - now Lead Mining Museum

The Yorkshire Dales Lead Mining Museum is based in the old Grade II* listed Grammar School building.[5]

Local media[edit]

Earby is served by television from both Leeds and Manchester; ITV (Yorkshire Television) and BBC North are both transmitted from the television mast at East Marton, 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Earby.[6] BBC North West and ITV (Granada Television) are both received directly from the main Winter Hill transmitter.[7] The BBC has a relay that overlooks Earby and has the four main BBC national FM radio stations (Radio 1 to 4).[8] Fresh Radio[9] in Skipton covers the area on MW 1413 kHz.

The local press is published weekly; the Barnoldswick and Earby Times[10] is published on Fridays and is covered at Pendle Today. Some of the Yorkshire press is circulated in the area - due to the geographical anomaly. The Craven Herald & Pioneer[11] and Yorkshire Post[12] are prominent.

In 2012, a local radio station was broadcast for the first time. West Craven Community Radio is an online based station that serves the community of West Craven area of Pendle and beyond, including listeners afar as San Francisco. Currently airing 3 days a weeks and run by non-paid volunteers, it is anticipated the station will go 7 days a week in late 2012 and early 2013.

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