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New Exhibition Opens 11th November - The Changing Face of Chorley's Pubs

This exhibition celebrates the town’s rich history of public houses and reflects upon their rise and fall and the new uses to... more information

Standish Descendant Visits Chorley

Chorley Heritage Group recently hosted a visit made to Chorley by Mark Hammond, from California. Mark can trace his ancestry to the... more information

Current Exhibition – “Chorley’s Commercial Past”

“Chorley’s Commercial Past” has been added to the permanent “History of Chorley” exhibition in the Chorley... more information

Chorley Borough Map


The Conferring of the Freedom of the Borough on 3 Medical Regiment

On Saturday 6th June 2015 St Laurence's Church hosted a special service at 10:15 am to celebrate the Conferring of The Freedom of the... more information

History of St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Euxton

The current school building was opened on 22nd May 1965, although we know that there has been a Catholic school in Euxton for over 175... more information

Leonora Carrington - Lancashire's Surrealist Painter

Leonora Carrington OBE, was a Lancashire-born artist, novelist, and surrealist painter. She was born on the 6th of April 1917 in... more information

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