Local History Group

Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesday AM

Location: Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB128JH

Group Leader: Molly Haines

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The Local History Group was one of the very first Groups to be formed back in July 2007.

It meets in the mornings of the second and fourth Tuesdays each month. On the second Tuesday, we have talks or visit local places of historical interest; if possible ending up at a local pub or tea room for lunch. On the fourth Tuesday some of the Group meet in the Hambledon Room of the Unitarian Church for “hands on research”.

So far the group has produced THREE books – “A History of Mill Street, Padiham” in 2009 and “The Heyday of Palatine Square, Burnley” in 2011. The latest, published in 2017 , is “Some Prominent Padiham People of the Past” edited by Margaret Jones and available from the Weavers’ Triangle Visitor Centre, Burnley and the Mooch Café, Padiham. It is also on sale at our General Meetings, price £6.50 or contact the Website.

The research group is now looking at the history of parks, gardens and other leisure facilities in the Burnley area.

All meetings 10 – 12 noon in the Hameldon Room, Padiham Unitarian Chapel.

No meetings in December.

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Photo Group Calendar 2019 – Now Available

The Photography Group have once again produced a calendar for 2019 of images taken by the group. The calendar is a totally new design and will be on sale at the monthly meetings for the (subsidised) price of £3.00 each. Selling fast so hurry to get your copy.

Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).