Accrington a town in Lancashire has a population of over 70,000. Initially this place was well known for its cotton and textile machinery industries. They are well known for manufacturing the hardest variety of building bricks. In fact the Empire State Building and for the foundations of Blackpool Tower are made out of these bricks. One of the major attractions of the place is The Haworth Art Gallery which ahs a huge collection of Tiffany glassware gifted by Joseph Briggs.
Some of the well known from different walks of life, who have had spent a part of their life (or the whole of it) comprises of Jon Anderson, singer, Harrison Birtwistle, composer, Thomas Birtwistle, trade unionist, Mike Duxbury, footballer, Graeme Fowler, cricketer, former England batsman, Andy Hargreaves, academic, Frederick Higginbottom, journalist and newspaper editor, Julie Hesmondhalgh, actor, Hayley Cropper in the TV Soap Coronation Street, Vicky Entwistle, actor, Janice Battersby in the TV Soap Coronation Street, Ron Hill, long-distance and marathon runner, Netherwood Hughes, World War I veteran, David Lloyd, cricketer, Mike Atherton, cricketer (former England captain), Edward Ormerod, mining engineer and inventor of the Ormerod safety link for use in coal mines, Alan Ramsbottom, professional cyclist.
The place is well connected with proper highways as well as railway stations.
As far as education is concerned the place has several primary and secondary schools.