The Punch Bowl public house, Earby
 Earby shown within Lancashire
Population 6,183 (2011)
OS grid referenceSD905464
Civil parishEarby
Shire countyLancashire
RegionNorth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode district BB18
Dialling code 01282
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK ParliamentPendle
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Coordinates: 53°54′50″N 2°08′38″W / 53.914°N 2.144°W / 53.914; -2.144

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]

Nearby towns include Thornton in Craven and Barnoldswick.

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 was based in the old Grade II* listed Grammar School building.[5] This closed in January 2016. The Robert Windle's Foundation, a charity established in the 1600s, and original owners of the building have now taken back control and are working to establish a community hub and café for the benefit of the residents of the locality.

Local media

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.

See also


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