We still have a small number of calendars left so do come into the Centre and buy one before they have all gone!
The Third Exhibition by Hubert Bentley is now on at the Heritage Centre until the New Year. The paintings are for sale, cash only, with a percentage of the sale being donated to the Heritage Centre and to a cancer research charity of Huberts choice. A lovely Christmas Present ??
A new book for sale at the Darwen Heritage Centre from Harold Heys.
Something different for visitors to the Darwen Heritage Centre. In her own words: "This image was taken by local photographer Simone O’Kane who is appealing to find out who the hand in the print belongs to. It was taken on the 1940s day when the Lancaster bomber flew by but she never knew who the woman waving the war away was. Simone turned the photograph into artwork whilst studying at Blackburn College.
She been working with the image for the past two years making garments that reflect the war that’s she’s been living through on a personal level. Simone will be selling t-shirts and a limited number of screen prints to support the Heritage centre. If this is your hand or you know whose it is please get in touch so we can add more to the story behind Heritage handprint." Is that your bracelet in the photo?
Darwen Heritage Centre has registered as a Warm Space for Darwen people. Come and join us when we are open and enjoy a brew, a chat and a look around the Centre whilst keeping warm this winter.

In September a collection of photographs about the construction of India Mill chimney are on display. There are many very interesting photographs of the workmen at the top of the chimney which show that there was no health and safety in those days. 

The display we be on until the new year and it is certainly well worth a visit to see it.

We have another wonderful model of Darwen Tower on display in the Centre. This tower was made by Michael Hughes as a project during lockdown and having finished it he has kindly donated it to the Heritage Centre.

Thank you Michael