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The characterful small town of Earby, which lies near the border with the county of Yorkshire, is situated in the Pendle district of Lancashire and lies 5 miles to the north of Colne, 7 miles (11.3 km) south-west of the town of Skipton.
Earby is of ancient origins and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Eurebi" in the Manor of Thornton. The old village is situated away from the main road, close to a stream which once powered a twelfth century mill.
Earby Youth Hostel was once the home of Catherine Bruce Glasier, regarded as "The Mother of the Independent Labour Party".
Near to the Youth Hostel stands the Yorkshire Dales Lead Mining Museum, (pictured right) located in the Old Grammar School in School Lane and also known as Earby Lead Miing Museum, it contains interpretative displays using the unique and comprehensive collection of artefacts including mine wagons, machinery, tools, photographs, models, and miners' personal belongings including the effects of the mysterious "Buckden Bill". The museum contains the largest collection of Dales mining relics in the world.
Nearby places of interest
Pendle Heritage Centre set in a range of tastefully restored Grade II Listed farm buildings and .consists of a museum, art gallery, gift shop, tea-room, an eighteenth century walled garden, cruck barn with farmyard animals and tourist information.
Clitheroe Castle-Norman castle keep and museum, said to be one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire, and one of the smallest keeps in England,
Whalley Abbey- founded by Henry de Lacy, third Earl of Lincoln on the 4th April 1296.