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Locomotiv8ors Project

Horwich Heritage is pleased to have a close association with all the Primary & Secondary Schools in Horwich.

In particular it has for the past 4 years run a successful Schools Programme called 'Locomotiv8ors' in partnership with Bolton Playing for Success (Bpfs) which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

This enables every Primary School in Horwich & the surrounding area to bring pupils to our Heritage Centre to learn about the Locomotive history of the town in an imaginative & fun way. If the schools wish, the sessions can be extended to include topics like 'The Victorians', 'WWI & WWII', 'The 1960s' & 'A Horwich Heritage Trail' and many schools choose to bring classes separately to learn about these specific aspects.

If your school would like to organise a visit to our Heritage Centre to learn about any aspect of Horwich's rich history please e-mail: whittlestuart@aol.com

This invitation also extends to any group or society. We would be happy to see you.










OPEN DAYS

SATURDAYS 10am - 1pm

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

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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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.