Trawden tram tracks restored

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TRAWDEN’S tram tracks have finally been restored.

The tracks, which run from Church Street to Lane House, along the back of White Lea Avenue, are what remain of the Colne and Trawden Light Railway, which operated between 1903 and 1934.

They had fallen into a state of disrepair, but are now able to be mended after a £1,250 bid for funding was approved by Pendle Council’s Colne and District Committee.

The project, which will be overseen by Trawden Forest Parish Council, will see a 130 yard ditch dug at the side of the tracks. This will form a concrete gully, which should stop water and debris from running across them.

Talking about the restoration, Coun. Paul White said: “The Parish Council said they wanted to protect the tram tracks which are part of the history of the village and the wider area.

“Our area’s heritage is something which is incredibly important, so I was only too happy to help them secure the funding.”