Don't miss our first open day of the year on Saturday 11th March 10am - 1pm.
We will be celebrating a very special occasion: 10 years since we opened Horwich Heritage Centre. Admission is free, everyone welcome!
The entertainment for this year's Christmas 'special' on Tuesday 13th Dec. at Horwich Community Centre will be provided by 'Young Once' a comedy & music group who will have you 'rolling in the aisles'.The event starts at 7.30pm, tickets (in advance) are £3 which also includes refreshments. There is a 100 limit so get your tickets as soon as possible from the Heritage Centre.
Download Our 2017 Events Programme
Our 2017 programme has now been finalised, featuring our popular Open Days, Monthly Meetings and Joining Information.
You can download your own PDF copy by clicking here:
Horwich Heritage Annual Craft & Gift Fair
The Horwich Heritage Annual Craft & Gift Fair is on Sat. 5th Nov. 10am - 2pm at Horwich Community Centre, admission 50p.
Now in its 31st year, this is always a good event with lots of stalls with a difference, a raffle, tombola, pasty & peas and our themed exhibition which this year is 'Royal Occasions'.
Are you old enough to remember King George VI coming to Horwich in 1940 or Princess Anne opening Horwich Leisure Centre in 1975?
Did you manage to see the Queen on one of her 5 visits to Bolton?
Many people had street parties for her Silver, Golden & Diamond Jubilees and for her 90th birthday - have you any photos you could lend us for our exhibition?
Do come along to visit the Fair and help us to celebrate these Royal Occasions.
HORWICH HERITAGE ANNUAL TRIP
Saturday 17 September 2016 - South Lakes And Beautiful Leven Valley
The trip includes a return steam train journey from Haverthwaite Station with time to visit the Railway Museum before travelling to Lakeside, visit the pier and see the steamer arriving.
Travel by coach to Old Hall Edwardian Working Farm at Bouth for a themed event including a working steam crane and steam saw mill to view old style farming activities, horse-drawn vehicles and butter & ice cream making.
There is an excellent cafe at the station and a lovely tea room at the farm.
The coach will leave Horwich Resource Centre Beaumont Road at 8.45am with pickups on route. Arrive 10.30am at the station for the 11.50am steam train and return 12.30pm.
Leave for Bouth at 2.30pm, return home at 4.45pm, arriving back around 6.30pm. The cost of the Trip, Train and Farm is £23.00 per person.
Download our trip form:
Horwich 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.
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR LATEST EXHIBITION YET? - THE HISTORY OF EVERY CHURCH & SCHOOL IN HORWICH
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 HISTORY OF CHURCHES & SCHOOLS IN HORWICH
On 9th March 2016, 'Looking Back' published an article by Horwich Heritage explaining how the Society had embarked on a major project to chronicle the history of every Church & School in Horwich.
Lots of interesting material has been collected during the past 6 months and the project is now moving towards its conclusion with an Open Day & Exhibition launch on Saturday 13th August 10am - 1pm at the Horwich Heritage Centre. The exhibition will then run for the next 3 months with opening hours 2 - 4pm on weekdays and 10am - 12.30pm on Saturdays.
WHY NOT CALL AT OUR SHOP FOR A GIFT WITH A DIFFERENCE?
Our new books "Horwich in the Great War" (£3), "The History of Horwich in 20 Objects" (£10), "A Horwich Boyhood in the 1940s & 50s" (£4), "Schoolboy Memories of WWII" (£2.50) will make an ideal gift. Or why not try our latest 30 years of Horwich Heritage (£3), Lord Leverhulme & WWI dvds (£5)?
A MEMBERSHIP FEE of just £10 gives free entry to the Society's monthly meetings (renewable in June). Non-members pay £2.00. Contact Betty Ainsworth on 694864. Entry to the Heritage Centre (open weekdays 2-4pm & Saturdays 10-12.30pm) is FREE.
SATURDAYS 10am - 1pm
March 11th 2017
10 years of Horwich Heritage Centre
April 8th 2017
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