Update on the Forthcoming Sporting Chorley Exhibition

Today, Chorley is well served with sporting and leisure facilities catering for every taste and age. Over the years the town has produced many outstanding sporting personalities. Paul Marriner started as an amateur with Chorley FC and went on to play for England and win FA Cup and other
medals with Ipswich Town. Lora Fairclough won the... more information

CHORLEY HERITAGE CENTRE GROUP 'SPORTING CHORLEY'

The Astley Hall Farmhouse, (upper gallery), has a permanent exhibition on the 'History & Heritage of the Town of Chorley', dating back to the Bronze Age, and to supplement this Exhibition, short term displays, of about three and a half months each, relating to various associated aspects of the Town are introduced; currently there is... more information

January Newsletter 2018

Newsletter January 2018

Coal Mining in Chorley
The Group has been very fortunate in obtaining extra space for the months of January and February. This has enabled us to mount an important new exhibition in the Lower Gallery of the Farmhouse on ‘Coal Mining in Chorley’. Central to the exhibition are a series of archives and... more information

Chorley Heritage Centre Exhibitions

During the remainder of January and throughout February 2018 , the Chorley Heritage Centre has two exhibitions in its premises at Astley Hall Farmhouse, Hallgate, Astley Village, Chorley PR7 1XA. In the upper gallery, “The Changing Face of Chorley’s Pubs” continues, and, in the lower gallery, “Chorley’s Past Coal... more information

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 which those buildings are now being put. Whilst the industrial revolution led to significant expansion in the town from the 1760s onwards in 1793 there were still only fifteen pubs in Chorley and it was legislation... more information

Current Exhibition in the Astley Farmhouse - Halls of Chorley 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 Standishes of Duxbury. Mark visited Chorley at the invitation of Tony Christopher, who researches the Standish families of Lancashire. Mark has been a frequent user of Tony’s website... 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 Heritage Centre. The exhibition focuses on Chorley’s businesses of the past – particularly the shops and cinemas that were located in the town’s main streets. Come and remind yourself of how... more information

Chorley Pals and Pubs Exhibition at Astley Hall Farmhouse

Background to the latest exhibition which starts on Friday 3rd February 2017
 
The Centenary of the Battle of Festubert Exhibition in 2015 involved helping local schools research soldiers killed at the battle of Festubert and this sowed the first seeds for our Pals and Pubs project. Local Historian Adam Cree had already been... more information

“History of Chorley in Lancashire” Exhibition

If Chorley’s heritage means something to you, come and visit the Chorley Heritage Centre in Astley Hall Farmhouse! Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and at weekends from 12 noon - 3.30 p.m., the Chorley Heritage Centre’s exhibitions focus on different aspects of Chorley life. This time, in the “History of Chorley in... more information