Taken in 1974, this photo shows a Ribble Valley church with an unusual history.

St Hubert's Church at Dunsop Bridge, 1974 (NQ)

You are looking at St Hubert’s Church at Dunsop Bridge which was reputedly built from the winnings from the Derby. It was commissioned by Col Charles Towneley of Thorneyholme Hall on land belonging to the family’s Whitewell estate.

His horse Kettledrum won the 1861 Derby and it is said the Derby winnings paid for the church designed by notable architect E W Pugin.

The church opened in May 1865 having cost £700 to build. Initially it also served as a school for the village during the week.