How Can You Help?

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The Heritage Centre is always looking for photographs of Darwen, old and new. We can then scan these photographs and return them to you and then use them in the future in one of our exhibitions. If you have any interesting photographs of events happening in Darwen in the past or buildings etc that are now demolished we would love to see them.

WWII 75th Anniversary

This year it is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The Heritage Centre will be putting on a number of displays in May to commemorate this and would love you to bring in any photographs of family members celebrating the end of the war or stories of your family life at home during the war and the day the war ended. We could then be able to include them in our displays. Any memorabilia or photographs of family members returning from fighting in WWII or artifacts from the time the war ended would certainly help us to put on displays that would be interesting to young and old.

New Ideas

We are always looking for new ideas on what exhibitions and displays to hold at the Heritage Centre, so if you have any ideas connected to Darwen Heritage or Social History that would be interesting to other people and would make a good display please do get in touch or visit us and tell us about your idea.


We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to help us at the Heritage Centre. You don’t need to know a lot about the history / heritage of Darwen just be willing to help with setting up / taking down displays, talking to people and being generally helpful and friendly. Do call in and see us if you are interested.

Football Trail through Darwen

Can you help? Darwen Heritage Centre is working with Darwen Football Club to produce a football trail through the town which shows the development of football in Darwen. Much of the archive at Darwen Football Club has either been sold off or lost in a fire. Do you have any photos, information or other types of memorabilia which you could lend for scanning or photographing to rebuild the archive? Anything from as early as 1900 to present day would be much appreciated and acknowledged. Please contact the Darwen Heritage Centre if you can help.