Whats New in the Heritage Centre

Darwen Heritage 2020 Calendar.

We now have our calendar in the Heritage Centre. If you want to purchase a calendar please visit us or phone us. Remember this is a limited edition and at least half the number printed have already been sold.

Price £7

A new exhibition is now open in our Front Exhibition Room.

It is a collection of paintings by a local artist, Adrian Turner.

All of the paintings are of buildings and views in Darwen.

It is well worth a visit and will be on for about 6 weeks.

Please visit us to see this new exhibition as well as looking at everything else we have on show.

Getting the room ready for the talk to Holy Trinity pupils.

On Tuesday 3rd December 2019 a talk was given on Darwen and its people in WWII by Albert to Holy Trinity School Year 5 and 6 pupils.

The children and staff had many questions to ask after the talk and then they spent some time looking at the picture display set up for them and finding answers to the quiz questions.

On Thursday 26th November 2019 an illustrated talk on the History of Darwen was given by Albert to Ashleigh Primary School’s Year 3 pupils 

The children had plenty of questions after the talk and enjoyed finding the quiz answers that were displayed around the Heritage Centre.

If any other schools would like to bring classes to the Heritage Centre for talks on Darwen Heritage and Social History please do get in touch with us to arrange.

A new display featuring photographs of Whitehall Park has been set up in the Main Exhibition Room.

The display contains photographs of the Lightbown Decorative Fountain, the Lych Gate, the Walmsley Sundial, the Catlow Drinking Fountain, the Cannon, the Pickup Bandstand and the Top Sundial. 

Children's Colouring Corner

We now have a corner where children can sit and colour with crayons while parents look around the centre.

Darwen Heritage Centre '100' Club

The Heritage Centre are running a ‘100’ Club where, for £3 a month, numbers are drawn out every month winning £20, £15, £10 and £10 respectively.
If you are interested in joining our ‘100’ Club, which raises much needed funds for Darwen Heritage Centre , please call in and fill in an application form.
The winners so far this year  are listed below

May
£20 – A Rigby
June
£20 – H. Romain
£15 – L. Jazwinski
£10 – L. Whittle
July
£20 – Adrian Turner
£15 – Mary Binns
£10 – D.P Moulden
August
£20 – M. Stephenson
£15 – Y. Spink
£10 – C. Briggs
September
£20 – A. Stokes
£15 – C. Briggs
£10 – F. Rigby
October
£20 – S. Carus
£15 – E. Jepson
£10 – T. Rigby

November
£20 – Y. Spink
£15 – P. Calvey
£10 – A. Stokes
£10 – S. Carus

The next draw will take place on 10th December at the Heritage Centre.

Early in the New Year we are hoping to have an exhibition of Darwen Weddings Through the Decades from 1900 to 2020. We are in need of wedding photographs taken at churches and venues in Darwen in 1910-1919, 1940’s, 1980’s,1990’s and 2000 to present day. We can then scan these photographs and use some of them in our exhibition. Also any wedding memorabilia from the past like invitations, order of service and wedding cake decorations would be welcome to put in our display cases to enhance our photographic exhibition. If you have anything that you think will be interesting for us please get in touch with us or call in to see us.

Christmas Closing

The Heritage Centre will close at 12.30pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019 and will not open again until 10am on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Everyone who volunteers at the Heritage Centre thanks you for the wonderful support over the last year. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Good and Happy New Year.