Meeting Place: Westhoughton Library

Meetings take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the room above Westhoughton Library in a friendly and convivial atmosphere.

For those who are new to Westhoughton, the Library is situated at the side of the Town Hall in Market Street.

Come along one Thursday morning between 10 and 12 to gain a fascinating insight into the life and times of yesteryear. Admission £1, which includes tea or coffee and a biscuit and time to meet others interested in our past

All are welcome.


Events in 2018

4 January           Looking back on 2017 and forward to 2018

                         Ann Redburn and David Kaye

18 January         The Rivington Reservoirs : Ruth Duckworth

25 January          VISIT to the Dam House Astley

1 February          Victorian Times : Graham Stirrup

15 February        Steam Railways Revived : Tom Heavyside

1 March              The Pit Brow Women of the Lancashire Coalfield : Alan Davies

15 March            My visit to China : Phil Wood

5 April                A Trip to Switzerland Prisoner of War Research 1916-17: Tony Foster

19 April              VISIT to World Museum Liverpool for the Terracotta Warriors


3 May                Howfen to Hyderabad Part 2 : David Kaye

17 May              Elizabeth Parker of Browsholme Hall : Linda Sawley

7 June               VISIT to Astley Hall for Afternoon Tea : cost £14

21 June             Liverpool’s two contrasting cathedrals : Malcolm Tranter

5 July                VISIT to Browsholme Hall

19 July              Fun with Antiques : Yvonne Wooley

2 August           WALK Chequerbent and Manchester Road

16 August         VISIT to Eyam Plague Village and Museum

6 September    Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition : David Hill

20 September  VISIT to Holker Hall

4 October        No Compensation : Judith Atkinson

11 October      Visit to St James’ Church Daisy Hill and talk by Glenys Latham

18 October      Missing in Action : Bill Taylor

1 November    Lancashire’s War Memorial Parks : Elaine Taylor

8 November    Anniversary Lunch at Olympus Grill

10 November  Opening of exhibition : Westhoughton in the Wake of World War 1

11 November  Events commemorating centenary of the end of World War 1

                     See below.

15 November  Flanders to Fish : On the Go Theatre Group

6 December    Christmas and New Year visiting : One Accord

                     Customs followed by Christmas Entertainment

13 December  Visit to Chatsworth