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Poppy Trail

"Our event on Saturday 10th November 2018 was a great success with over 300 people attending the Horwich Heritage full day of commemorations marking the centenary of the end of WWI."

The morning exhibition of WWI displays and memorabilia also included the launch of a new book Horwich on the Home Front (1914-18), a display by Horwich Art Society and the unveiling of a specially commissioned piece of WWI artwork by 14 year old Morrigan Atherton. The afternoon highlights included the play 'Flanders to Fish' by the On the Go Theatre Company and the singing of patriotic wartime songs by the Horwich Community Choir.' For those still wishing to visit the exhibition it runs until the New Year"

"I'm sure the people of Horwich would wish to thank everyone who helped to make the Remembrance weekend so memorable including those who organised and conducted the Parade and Remembrance Service, knitted the poppies, put up the poppies and silhouettes around the town, delivered the posters to the houses where the fallen soldiers lived and put up their own church and shop tributes. - Stuart Whittle, Horwich Heritage


SATURDAYS 10am - 1pm

Until March 2020
80 Years Since The Start Of WWII

March 14th 2020
Rivington Terraced Gardens

March 28th 2020
Family History

May 9th 2020
75 Years Since VE Day

June 13th 2020
35 Years Of Horwich Heritage

September 12th 2020
Sporting Clubs Of Horwich

All Open Days Are



April 14th 2020
Bolton's Railways - Paul Salveson

May 12th 2020
Village Life In The Middle Ages - Stuart Elliott

June 9th 2020
A.G.M. - 35 Years Of Horwich Heritage

Rivington Terraced Gardens

Events Calendar 2019 - Click Here >


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Non-Members: £2 per meeeting


General Enquiries: 01204 847797
Membership: 01204 695737
Programme: 01204 692930
Family History: 01204 460010

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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 2020 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.