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Meetings & Events

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS

Meetings are held at the Horwich Resource Centre, Beaumont Road (off Longworth Road), Horwich on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. Free parking and disabled access is available.

A guest speaker addresses each meeting talking on some aspect of heritage and attendees are invited to ask questions and express their own opinions on the topic. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available at all meetings.

Admission to the meetings is free to members but non-members are also welcome to attend for just £2.00, payable on the door at each meeting.


EXHIBITIONS

The Heritage Centre is the permanent home of Horwich Heritage and a permanent exhibition is on display there for viewing by the general public.


MEETINGS JULY - DECEMBER 2016

12th July ~ Mark Olly
In Search of the Real King Arthur

9th August ~ Flo Wood
Bolton & the Poet Walt Whitman

13th September ~ Rita Greenwood
Holy & Unholy Matrimony

11th October ~ Steve Halliwell
St. Kilda & the Lonely Isles

8th November ~ John Doughty
Noted for Fresh Air & Fun

13th December ~ 'Young Once'
Christmas Entertainment


OPEN DAYS 2016

25th June
Wallsuches & the Club Houses

16th July
Unsung Heroes of Horwich Works

13th August
Horwich Churches & Schools

10th September
Family History/Heritage Weekend

17th September
TRIP TO THE LAKE DISTRICT (Haverthwaite Railway & Traditional Lakeland Farm)

5th November
CRAFT & GIFT FAIR Theme: Royal Occasions


FAMILY HISTORY SESSIONS

Start 5th Sept.
10am - 12 noon

All Open Days - Admission Free

OPEN DAYS

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

MONTHLY MEETINGS

TUESDAYS 7.30pm

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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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.