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Our latest exhibition entitled 'The History of Horwich Churches & Schools' opened on Sat. 13th August - the culmination of a year-long research project delving into the history of every church & school in the town.

If you haven't seen it yet please come along - it will be on display until the end of the year. This should be a must for anyone who attends a church or went to school in Horwich.

The final Open Day of this year's programme is a Family History Day on Saturday 10th Sept. (10 -1pm). We will also be putting on an exhibition at the Parish Church at the same time. Booking forms for our September trip to the Lake District and our new programme for the next 6 months are now available.

Why not call in at our Heritage Centre on any weekday afternoon (2-4pm) or Saturday morning (10-12.30) for local or family history information or maybe to purchase a book or dvd. We are sure you will find something different. Our latest dvds include Wallsuches & the Club Houses, Horwich in the Great War, the Life of Lord Leverhulme & 30 years of Horwich Heritage.

As part of our service to the public of Horwich, we are looking to expand our rota of Volunteers who look after the Horwich Heritage Centre, so if you can spare just a couple of hours a month and are interested in local history, please contact Stuart Whittle on 847797 or come to our meeting on 18th July (7.30pm).

You might also like to come along to our monthly meetings. Membership is just £10 per year for 11 speakers or £2 on the door (annual subscriptions are now due). Admission to the Heritage Centre (open every afternoon & Saturday mornings) and our special Open Days/Exhibitions is free.

First and Last Harvest Queen, Renee Cocker and Nicola Wright 1999

Lee Congregation Cricket Team 1950


SATURDAYS 10am - 1pm

March 11th 2017
10 years of Horwich Heritage Centre

April 8th 2017
Family History

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

All 'Open Days' Admission - FREE



January 10th 2017
Jonathan Ali - "World War One Illustrated"

February 14th 2017
David Lloyd - "Bolton 66 Tram Restoration"

March 14th 2017
Donna Hughes - "Life & Times of Samuel Crompton"

April 11th 2017
Elaine Taylor - "Astley - A Picturesque Park"

May 9th 2017
David Kaye - "From Horwich to Hyderabad"

June 13th 2017
A.G.M. - Royal Occasions in Bolton & Horwich

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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.