A busy start to 2019 - and we need your help

11 Feb 2019 04:18
Published by: Dave Fletcher


Horwich Heritage Society start their 2019 Open Day/Exhibition programme with a celebration of the 130th birthday of Horwich’s first steam locomotive on Saturday March 16th (10am-1pm).

They have also begun researching our first major project of the year ‘The Changing Face of Shopping in Horwich’ and would welcome any contributions of photographs, items or memories in time for our Open Day/Exhibition on May 11th.

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the Loco Works Training School (now Alliance Learning) and in April they are planning a re-union of former apprentices/trainees. If you are interested in coming along please ring 847797.

The Society’s second major research project this year involves the commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the start of WWII in September. #

They would love to hear from anyone who was a child in the war or had relatives who served or fought (or maybe served/fought themselves). We are currently compiling a Roll of Honour for those who died.

The meal and re-enactment of the infamous ‘Murder on the Moor’ (180th Anniversary) at the Blundell Arms in November was greatly enjoyed by those who attended – so much so that they are doing it again on Wednesday April 17th (the anniversary of the trial).

Please book early as there are only 36 tickets available (price £16).

The list of speakers and Open Days for the first half of 2019 is now available from the Heritage Centre.

Please renew your membership now. If you are not a member why not join? Only £10 for 11 talks.


12th Feb – Elaine Taylor ‘Rivington Terraced Gardens’

12th March – Tom Heavyside ‘Lancashire Steam’

9th April – Lavinia Todd ‘The Tudor Origins of Today’s Words’


Continuing to March 2019 – 100 Years Since the End of WWI

March 16th – ‘Happy 130th Birthday 1008’

April 13th – Family History Day


You may be interested in