Horwich Heritage mark 80 years since the start of WW2

20 Aug 2019 09:58
Published by: Daniel Almond


It is less than 12 months since Horwich Heritage Society commemorated 100 years since the end of WWI and, incredibly, they are now about to commemorate another momentous anniversary at the start of September – 80 years since the start of  WW2.

As with last year’s commemorations, Horwich Heritage will be presenting a full programme of events from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 7th September including an exhibition, book launch, the premier of a WWII play and a WWII singalong (see poster).

It is all free, so please come along and join in this poignant occasion. There is still time to bring along your WW2 memories, photos and memorabilia – every family must have some!

There are only a few tickets left for the garden party on Saturday, August 31 (2- 6pm) price £10 including BBQ food & drink, and for the annual trip to York on Saturday September 21. Price £10, so please book now. 


As part of our service to the public of Horwich, the Society is looking to expand our rota of volunteers who look after the Horwich Heritage Centre. So if you can spare just a couple of hours a month and are interested in local history, please contact Stuart Whittle on 847797.  


The list of speakers and Open Days for the second half of 2019 is now available from the Heritage Centre.  Please renew your membership now.  If you are not a member why not join?  Only £10 for 11 talks.




·       10th September – David Kaye ‘The C.H.A.R.M. of Rivington’

·       8th October – John Clayton – My Work with Radio Lancashire




·       7th Sept. – ’80 years Since the Start of WWII’ (full day event including exhibition, book launch, play and singalong)


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