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East Lancashire winners at tourism awards

AN eco-friendly hotel in the Ribble Valley was a double winner at the tourism industry’s answer to the Oscars.

Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Complex, Langho, scooped the top prize in the Small Hotel of the Year and Sustainable Tourism Award categories in the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards.

Elsewhere in East Lancashire, the recently-opened Brockholes Nature Reserve, near Samlesbury, won the Marketing Campaign of the Year prize.

There were also commendations for Clitheroe Food Festival, Canal Boat Cruises in Hoghton, Burnley Mechanics Theatre and Brian Hall, a volunteer conservationist from Burnley.

But the Mytton Fold team had the biggest cause for celebration at the glitz-filled ceremony at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Thursday night - after previously missing out when nominated.

Director Barbara Bryan said the Whalley Road hotel started life as a farmhouse bed and breakfast, which was set up by her parents when disease wiped out their herd of pigs.

It now boasts 43 rooms, an 18-hole golf course and two function rooms.

Barbara said the Sustainable Tourism Award was particularly pleasing because they had worked hard for their green credentials.

She said: “In our new extension we have six solar panels which provide 90 per cent of its heat in summer and 60 per cent in winter.

“Also in the new building, we have an air source heat pump, which uses heat from the air to warm the building.

“On top of that, we recycle two types of plastic, cans, tins, bottles, paper, oil and food.

“We take a proactive approach to green issues, so we keep the best walking routes on display in the hotel and encourage people not to use their cars.

“We always wanted to be green because of our farming background. We were always aware of the environment, so we’re very proud of this.”

Mytton Fold will be entered into the pot in the National Tourism Awards.

Winner - Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Complex (Small Hotel of the Year and Sustainable Tourism Award sponsored by First Transpennine Express).

Winner - Brockholes Nature Reserve (Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Workhouse Creative Marketing).

Third Place - Clitheroe Food Festival (Best Tourism Event of the Year sponsored by Fat Media).

Highly Commended - Burnley Mechanics Theatre (Small Visitor Attraction of the Year).

Highly Commended - Canal Boat Cruises in Hoghton (Self Catering Award sponsored by Links Signs and Graphics).

Highly Commended - Brian Hall, volunteer conservationist from Burnley (Making a Difference Award).

Finalist - Canal Boat Cruises in Hoghton (Small Visitor Attraction of the Year).

Finalist - Thornton Hall Farm Country Park near Earby (Small Visitor Attraction of the Year).

Finalist - Dam Head Barn in Nelson (Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year).

Finalist - Meadowcroft Barn Bed & Breakfast in Edgworth (Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year).

Finalist - Meadowcroft Barn Bed & Breakfast in Edgworth (Access for All Award sponsored by Eclipse Developments).

Finalist - Towneley Hall in Burnley (Large Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Burbage Holiday Group).

Finalist - Management Team at Stanley House Hotel in Mellor (Outstanding Customer Service Award).

Finalist - The Villa in Clitheroe (Taste Lancashire Award).

Finalist - Ye Olde Sparrowhawk in Fence (Taste Lancashire Award).

FInalist - Blackburn Visitor Centre (Visitor Information Provider Award).

FInalist - Discover Pendle Centre (Visitor Information Provider Award).

Finalist - Pendle Walking Festival (Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Workhouse Creative Marketing).

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2:16am Sun 25 Sep 11

woolywords says...

Not mentioned anywhere,
Bryan Street chip shop.
so out of the way,
that few know of it.

Where the staff ask you for your name, along with your order, and use it, the next time you visit.

Have a few chips, while you wait for your fish to cook...

This is the stuff of my childhood, Taylors chip shop, round the corner from the Alhambra picture house.
Alive and well in Blackburn, Lancashire..

I love it.
If it were legal, am sure that my fish supper would be double-wrapped in newspaper.
Not mentioned anywhere, Bryan Street chip shop. so out of the way, that few know of it. Where the staff ask you for your name, along with your order, and use it, the next time you visit. Have a few chips, while you wait for your fish to cook... This is the stuff of my childhood, Taylors chip shop, round the corner from the Alhambra picture house. Alive and well in Blackburn, Lancashire.. I love it. If it were legal, am sure that my fish supper would be double-wrapped in newspaper. woolywords
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2:45pm Mon 26 Sep 11

district01 says...

Fish and chips placed on a square piece of white paper on top of a sheet of newsprint so when folded you could eat whilst walking home.
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A leisurely walk alongside the Leeds Liverpool canal.
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Then you must be able to remember Blackburn before Jack Straw took over?
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Memories are made of this!
Fish and chips placed on a square piece of white paper on top of a sheet of newsprint so when folded you could eat whilst walking home. . A leisurely walk alongside the Leeds Liverpool canal. . Then you must be able to remember Blackburn before Jack Straw took over? . Memories are made of this! district01
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