Little Harwood

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Little Harwood
Unitary authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Blackburn
Postcode district BB1, BB2
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
Islamic Centre, Little Harwood, Blackburn

Little Harwood is a small part of the English town of Blackburn in Lancashire, situated at the northern edge of the town.[1] In Little Harwood there is a clock that dates back to the time Blackburn was named. Under the clock one of the quotations is "Born under the clock. Bred under the clock.".

Located within the ward are areas of mixed housing, industrial units and open land, including Blackburn Cemetery. Little Harwood is a multi-cultural place and there are many mosques and churches in the town to cater for the various religious denominations.

Little Harwood is well known as the birthplace of Jack Walker, owner of Walker Steel and Flybe and benefactor of Blackburn Rovers FC, whose parents lived on Whalley Old Road.

There are two state primary schools located in the ward of Little Harwood: St Stephen’s CE Juniors and St Stephen’s CE Infants School. There are also two independent schools within the ward of Little Harwood; Madressa-e-Islamia Educational Centre and Jamiatul-llm Wal Huda UK School. In 2010, both the infants and primary school combined on one site on Robinson Street at a multi-coloured rectangular building costing around £7million.

Masjid-e-Sajedeen, formerly Unit 4 Cinemas, is the hub of the local Muslim community whose numbers have increased manifold since the arrival of the original Gujerati Sidat and Musa families into the area in the early 1960s. The former came from Harangam, India whilst the latter (originally from Sarnar, India) from Nairobi, Kenya.

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