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.

Meet Tuesday 23rd April.  ‘James Bailey’s First World War sketchbook’  Talk by Denise North.
We meet in the Hameldon Room, Padiham Unity Centre 10:00am to 12noon. 

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Notices

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Burnley & District U3A will be held on Thursday 25th April at 2.00pm at the Unity Centre, Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Padiham. Three Committee members (Treasurer, Secretary and one elected member) have served for two years and therefore have to be replaced or, if they wish, stand for re-election.  Nomination forms for these positions will be available at the monthly meeting in February and March or from the Secretary.


Submissions For May Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the May 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 8 May 2019. June deadline is Wednesday 19 June.


Annual Membership Renewal

It is the time of year to renew your membership; the year ends on 31st March. As agreed at the AGM last year the membership fee has been reduced to £14 April to March or £9.50 October to March per person; £26 April to March or £17 October to March for couples living at the same address. An absolute bargain, we’re sure you’ll agree. Melinda Jackson will be available at the February and March meetings to accept your money.
If you can’t attend the monthly meetings you can download a renewal form and submit by post.


Next Open Meeting

Our next Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 25th April 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on ‘Sailing the Atlantic with the Jubilee Sailing Trust’ by Norman Harris. A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.


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).