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Archive Resources

Horwich Heritage holds archive materials under the following subject headings:

  • Census Information
  • Family History
  • Railways and Industry
  • Wartime
  • Religion and Education
  • Sport
  • Waterways
  • People and Families
  • General Information
  • Farms
  • Places, Buildings and Architecture

A full catalogue of archive materials is held in the Heritage Centre. Most reference material such as books, maps and photos are available on instant access. However, some archive material may need to be pre-ordered. Study of documents must be conducted at the Heritage Centre.

For further information please contact plord@sky.com

OPEN DAYS

SATURDAYS 10am - 1pm

May 13th 2017
St. Catherine's Church Exhibition

June 17th 2017
Lost Businesses in Horwich

July 15th 2017
Local Walks & Beauty Spots

August 12th 2017
60 years since the last Steam Loco built at Horwich Works

September 9th 2017
Family History / Heritage Weekend

16th September
TRIP TO LLANDUDNO

4th November
CRAFT & GIFT FAIR
Theme: Gun Powder Plot

All 'Open Days' Admission - FREE

MONTHLY MEETINGS

TUESDAYS 7.30pm

May 9th ~ David Kaye
"From Horwich to Hyderabad"

June 13th ~ A.G.M.
Royal Occasions in Bolton & Horwich

11th July ~ Mark Olly
The Vikings

8th August ~ Andrew Waldron
A Real Loco for Horwich

12th September ~ David Lewis
Mining on Winter Hill

10th October ~ Russell Hadley
Birds of Rivington

14th November ~ Eric Bond
From Scrap Yard to Main Line

12th December ~ TBA
Christmas Entertainment

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Latest News

 

WHY NOT JOIN US IN OUR 31st YEAR?

This year's programme is turning out to be another good one and the leaflet with the list of speakers & Open Days for the second half of 2016 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.

HORWICH HERITAGE CENTRE is open every weekday 2- 4pm & Saturdays 10 - 12.30pm. It has a shop, shows and sells films about Horwich and has a range of professional exhibitions and displays to delight all the family. Help is also available for family history and other research. ADMISSION IS FREE!

The monthly OPEN DAYS provide additional exhibitions on topics of local interest. Special EXHIBITIONS currently running include: Horwich Loco Works, A Victorian Kitchen, The Way We Were, World War II, Winter Hill Mines & the Turnpike Roads. School Parties and other groups welcome. Contact 847797.