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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

OPEN DAYS

SATURDAYS 10am - 1pm

March 16th 2019
Happy 130th Birthday 1008

April 13th 2019
Family History

May 11th 2019
The Changing Face Of Horwich Shopping

July 20th 2019
On Our Doorstep: The West Pennine Moors

August 31st 2019
Garden Party

September 7th 2019
80 Years Since The Start Of WWII

September 14th 2019
Trip To York

FAMILY HISTORY SESSIONS
Start 9th September 10am - 12 noon

All Open Days Are
ADMISSION FREE

MONTHLY MEETINGS

TUESDAYS 7.30pm

March 12th 2019
Tom Heavyside - Lancashire Steam

April 9th 2019
Lavinia Todd - The Tudor Origins Of Today's Words

May 14th 2019
Keith Warrender - Hidden Gems Of Manchester

June 11th 2019
AGM + 'Worktown' - Bolton in the 1930s

July 9th 2019
Steve Gill - The History of Family Photography

August 13th 2019
Mark Olly - Crystal Skulls and Human Heads

September 10th 2019
David Kaye - The C.H.A.R.M. of Rivington

October 8th 2019
John Clayton - My Work with Radio Lancashire

November 12th 2019
Sheila Dale - The Eddie Stobart Story

December 3rd 2019
Christmas Event - T.B.A.


Rivington Terraced Gardens

Events Calendar 2019 - Click Here >


MEMBERSHIPS

Membership: £10 per annum
Non-Members: £2 per meeeting

CONTACTS

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

Latest News

 

WHY NOT JOIN US IN OUR 34th YEAR?

This year's programme is turning out to be another good one and the leaflet with the list of speakers & Open Days for 2019 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.