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Oswaldtwistle gets its name from 'Oswald's 'Twistla' - the boundary of the kingdom of Oswald, a 17th century Northumbrian King.
The town grew up around the cotton industry although it is primarily residential today. Notable buildings include the town hall which has been converted into a civic theatre with many events throughout the year.
Oswaldtwistle Mills is perhaps the town's biggest attraction, a mill-shop complex set around a an actual working mill and its grounds.
Church got its name from the temporary church that was set up by King Oswald of Northumbria as he travelled south to battle. Church Kirk still stands today, dating back to the fourteenth century and has two impressive art nouveau windows.
The nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal meant that the area was a major hub for freight during the industrial revolution and beyond.
Calico printing was established in Church by the Peel family and today the area has a diversity of industry and is also home to Hyndburn Sports Centre.