Local History Group
Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesday AM
Location: Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB128JH
Group Leader: Molly Haines
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.