WELCOME TO THE TOWNELEY HALL SOCIETY


The Society was formed in 1965 to stimulate interest in Towneley Hall and Gardens.  The Hall is known locally as “The Jewel in Burnley’s Crown” and has become increasingly famous nationwide as television programmes such as “Antiques Master”,  “Antiques Roadshow”, “Flog It!” and “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” have featured Towneley.

The Society meets regularly at the Hall, usually on the second Monday of the Month from September to May, and members enjoy a programme of interesting talks, film shows and live entertainment. Throughout the year there are organised visits to places of historical interest such as Whalley Church,  Turton Tower, Shibden Hall, Cliffe Castle, Gorton Monastery & Leighton Hall. There is also an annual garden visit and members have enjoyed such interesting and diverse gardens as Lower Heugh Japanese Garden, Land Farm Garden, Mill Barn Garden , Stones & Roses Garden, Janet Iddon Gardens and Waddow Lodge Garden.

Fundraising is part of our work.  Additional money is raised through the Society’s collection box in the shop/ticket office and by holding our now very popular book stall sales on bank holiday and special events days. We support Towneley Hall’s programme of events and assist at social functions. Our funds have been used to purchase many items for the Towneley Hall collections and for the Hall itself. In the 18 years to 31st March 2019, the Society provided a total of £167,191 in gifts to the Hall (including the Ascroft legacy of £45,000 in 2004)

If you would like to join us, annual membership is £20 - Life Membership is £175.

Committee Members 2018 - 2019

Tony Mitchell - President  :  Rita Walsh - Chairman  :  Sheila Williams - Hon. Secretary  :   Sandra Thompson - Membership Secretary : Peter Woodhead - Hon. Treasurer  :

Michael Hewitt  :  Jean Lister : Jill Turner : Paulene Woodhead - Webmaster



MEMBERS MESSAGE BOARD

Our Christmas Craft Fair fundraising event raised a magnificent £345.30  Thanks to all who helped.






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Forthcoming events in 2020









Monday February 10th

1.30pm

“MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND 1066-1286 The Birth of Great Britain”

Popular speaker, Graham Kemp returns by popular demand



Monday February 17th

Coach Trip to LYTHAM HALL

for the Snowdrop Walk and escorted tour of the hall.

£15 for coach and admission

BOOKING REQUIRED

Leaving Riverside Car Park 10am



Monday March 9th

1.30pm

“FROM CRIME FIGHTER TO CRIME WRITER”

Retired police officer turned author Nick Oldham describes his experiences whilst serving in the Lancashire force and how they inspired his crime writing.


Monday April 6th

1.30pm

“TO THE SEA AGAIN”

Pat Ascroft, a lady in her eighth decade, returns to present an account of a further adventure when she signed up as a crew member on a tall ship (large, traditionally rigged sailing vessel)



FRIDAY 8th MAY

7.00pm

Concert celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Stacksteads band in The Regency Rooms followed by buffet supper

£20

Booking essential

(Patriotic dress optional. Flags will be provided!)



Monday May 18th

1.30pm

“Bene’n’ot”

Local Historian, Denise North, tells the story of how Burnley Miners Club became the world’s biggest outlet for Benedictine following the return of men of the 11th Battalion East Lancs Regiment from Normany where they had developed a taste for the Liqueur

PRECEDED BY AGM

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WINTER OPENING TIMES  NOW IN EFFECT!
Winter hours (open Saturday and Sunday only) 12.00-4pm (last entry 3pm)                     
£5 per adult, ticket valid for 12 months. Children & Students free.
Free entry for Towneley Hall Society members. Please bring your membership cards to show that you are a member.
The hall is available all year for private group & school bookings and for private events

SUMMER OPENING - Saturday to Thursday 12.00-5pm (last entry 4pm) - begins Saturday February 15th
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EXHIBITIONS IN THE HALL




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In the Housekeeper’s room   

HAPTON - THE BIG DIG (21st Sept - 28th Feb 2020)

In the Stocks Massey Gallery

5th October 23019 - 29th February 2020

BOB LORD - Born & Bred

Exhibition celebrating the life of a great character - a Burnley man whose life at Burnley football club spanned some 30 years!


Costumes photos Towneley Hall photos

The Craft Museum now hosts Jeff Hewitt and Alice Barry‘s Antiques and Collectables Shop.

Open Saturdays and Sundays during the Winter Period.


In the Sanderson Gallery

3rd October 2019 - 29th February 2020

The Mr x Stitch guide to Cross Stitch

Part of the British Textile Biennial


Monday January 27th

Guided Tour of Broughton Hall, near Skipton

THIS IS NOW CANCELLED


Thanks to all who helped towards our annual Christmas Party and to The South Pennine Singers for their joyous entertainment.