The Resource Centre
(off Longworth Road)
(Please note we are not open
any other morning)
Full disabled access and
at other times for group
visits by arrangment. Contact The Editor.)
here for a map showing the location of the Centre
Heritage Centre is the permanent home of Horwich Heritage and a
permanent exhibition is on display there for viewing by the general
public on the above days and times.
are several exhibition areas in the new Centre, one of them being
Horwich Loco Works, which includes a three-quarter scale
model of a locomotive footplate. Other areas include a Victorian
kitchen, local industry, World War 2 and transport. Newer parts
of the exhibition include a reconstruction of the entrance to Wilderswood
actual Fall Birch Tollgate post and The
Way We Were display with artefacts from the beginning to
the middle of the 20th Century.
are also temporary exhibitions from time to time, often following
on from special Open Days.
Heritage Centre has many videos, CD's and DVD's of local and railway
interest and these can be viewed by visitors on request in addition
to the Introductory DVD. Some of the videos and DVD's are on sale
in the shop, or can be ordered through the website.
Centre is receiving an increasing number of requests for family
history material. In response to this several members have helped
to produce 2CD's of Holy Trinity records (see Publications page)
and help is available at the Centre. You may also like to contact
Family History Society.
The Family History Group's latest project involves recording all
the war memorials in Horwich and trying to find information, through
newspapers, census etc., about all those who are mentioned. It is
hoped that this will result in a CD or publication.