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The name is derived from 'Oswald' and 'Twistle'. The word 'twistle' is an old English word meaning 'brooks meet'. Legend has it that St.Oswald, King of Northumbria passed through, giving the area its full title of Oswald's Twistle, which in time came to be Oswaldtwistle. Oswald (c 604 &ndash August 5, 642) was King of Northumbria from 634 until his death and is now venerated as a Christian Saint. However, it is more likely derived from the name of the Anglo-Saxon who farmed the land.
Sir Robert Peel, first baronet, who, as a factory-owner, effected wide developments in the cotton industry, was born at Peelfold, within the township, in 1750. Sir Robert Peel 2nd Baronet (5 February 1788 &ndash 2 July 1850 was the Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April Another historical figure associated with the textile industry was James Hargreaves, inventor of the Spinning Jenny. James Hargreaves (also known as James Hargraves) (1720 – 22 April 1778) was a weaver, Carpenter and an Inventor in Lancashire The spinning jenny is a multi- Spool Spinning wheel. It was invented circa 1764 by James Hargreaves in Stanhill, near Blackburn He resided in what is now the post office on Stanhill Lane.
The people of Oswaldtwistle were involved in the power loom riots of 1826. The mechanisation of the textile industry (Spinning Jenny and the power loom) resulted in redundancies, low wages and starvation. A large number of angry cotton workers attacked the White Ash factory in Oswaldtwistle, about a mile away from Hargreaves' workshop, on April 26th and destroyed looms and other equipment. The riots went on for four days, extending to all cotton towns in central Lancashire.
Oswaldtwistle is commonly referred to as "ossy" or "ozzy" by the residents.
Oswaldtwistle Mills, a textile mill converted into a craft fair and with an exhibition about life in the Mill a hundred years ago. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Falkenberg is a town in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast It is also home of the world's largest pear drop. A pear drop is a boiled sweet made from Sugar and Flavourings.