52 residents # 50 Witness to History

There are relatively few 'witnesses to history' that I know about in my place as little of historical importance has happened there. It is interesting to reflect however on how national and international events impacted the area:

1642-1652: English Civil War. Rossendale was (probably) for the Parliament, though there were areas with high levels of Recusancy locally.

1662: Act of Uniformity
1672: Dissenters' meeting house registered for worship

1914-18: WW1, four Springhill residents lost their lives

1939-45: WW2, no known Springhill casualties.

2016: UK votes to leave the European Union - history in the making

2020: covid 19 - more history in the making.