Lancashire Local History Federation At Home Day 13th July 2024

Many of you will already be aware of the accolade Chorley received in being selected for the Lancashire Federation At Home Day on 13 July. The venue is confirmed as the Lancastrian Suite and we know that the High Sheriff of Lancashire and Chorley’s Mayor will be at the opening.

The seventy constituent societies of the LLHF have the chance to book for the event and so do our members, sister society members in Chorley and any individual wishing to come. I have attached the Programme and the Booking Form. At this stage I must advise it is important to book early, as there is a cap on numbers, and in any event by 22 June at the latest.

Lancashire Local History Federation “At Home” with Chorley Heritage Centre Group at The Lancastrian Suite, Chorley Town Hall, PR7 1DP.

9.30-9.50 am Arrival and Registration, with refreshments, incl. Chorley Cake
9.50-10.00 am Welcome and outline of the day
10.00-11.00 am Keynote Presentation : Dr Bill Walker “ Myles Standish: Man of Mystery”
( Bill Walker is author of “Duxbury in Decline” and Education leader Chorley Heritage Centre Group)
11.15am-12.15 pm Guest Historian: Alan Davies B.A (Hons) “ The Pit Brow Women of The Lancashire Coalfield”
(Alan is former Curator of both the Lancashire and Cheshire Mining Museum and Wigan and Leigh Archives, also author of many mining titles including “Coal Mining in Lancashire and Cheshire”)
12.15-1.00 pm Lunch- with recent exhibitions e.g ” Charles Lightoller and the Titanic”
1.00- 1.45 pm Group visits to Chorley Library and “ The Lost Coal Mines of Chorley” Exhibition
1.45- 4.00 pm Choice of Field Visits:
a) Chorley’s Historic Core
b) Astley Hall “The Jewel in Chorley’s Crown” ( a ten minute walk through Astley Park, followed by a guided tour of the recently refurbished Hall)
c) Tour of Duxbury Hall and Gardens ( members opting for this experience will need to take their own transport to Duxbury or request a lift when booking).