CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Rose Grove

Rose Grove is a suburb of Burnley lying 4 kilometres west of the town centre. It is probably most well known for having one the last steam sheds on British Railways before the demise of steam in August 1968. The station is close to the Weavers Triangle on the Leeds Liverpool canal and to the Padiham Greenway.


The Padiham Greenway – is an award winning cycle trail and footpath that leads to the town of Padiham.

Gawthorpe Hall – accessible via the Greenway, Gawthorpe Hall has a long history. Built in 1600 it was renovated in the 1850s by Sir Charles Barry who had previously designed the Houses of Parliament. Now in the care of the National Trust, Gawthorpe is a modest Hall and houses the North West’s largest collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery as well as The Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, a wonderful collection of intricate lace, embroidery and needlework amassed by Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth.

Discover Amazing Women by Rail

Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project initiated by the Mid Cheshire Line CRP and invites people to leave their car at home and use the train (along with buses and trams) to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked in areas along the Mid Cheshire and Calder Valley railway lines, including the Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden route.

The project is supported with a website ( by an A5 booklet available from local stations, tourist information offices and libraries. The booklet can also be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail

Burnley has two entries: embroiderer & lace maker Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth (1886 – 1967) and campaigner Angela James (1872 – 1967).