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. 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 2018, the Society provided a total of £145,491 in gifts to the Hall (including the Ascroft legacy of £45,000 in 2004)

If you would like to join us, annual membership is £15  - 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



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Forthcoming events...


2018



Monday October 8th

1.30pm

VEXILLOLOGY!

Intrigued? Come and hear Barrie Jackson explaining his passion which incorporates history, geography, art and the entire world!


Monday October  29th

2pm

VISIT to

BROWNSHOLME HALL, Clitheroe

This is a  “make your own way there” visit

Please contact Rita if interested.


Monday November 12th

1.30pm

REMEMBRANCE

Denise North presents photographs with commentary showing how Burnley has and is commemorating the centenary of WW1 with various events and tributes which started back in 2014


Sunday November 25th

The Towneley Hall Society will have Raffle, Tombolas and Refreshment Stall at The Christmas Craft Fair


Monday November 26th

2.00pm

ANNUAL QUIZ


Monday December 10th

1.30pm

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The 50 something Theatre Company will entertain followed by our annual Christmas  Party Tea

MEMBERS ONLY £5

Please Book.


2019


Monday January 14th

1.30pm

REMEMBRANCE

Let’s jolly up January with a programme of “Laughter and Song”

presented by Jack Hargreaves accompanied by Alison Town















Membership Application Form
You may have seen the recent exhibition in the Housekeeper’s room - Black & White photography of local views by Eddy Rawlinson.  Eddy has very kindly donated these lovely framed photos to The Towneley Hall Society to help raise money for funds and you could own one of these  for the superb price of only £25.
Here’s a picture of just a few of them - many more to choose from -
Burnley Civic Trust
TOWNELEY HALL NEWS
ART UK Towneley Hall page Fundraising More Details

The hall  is now open Saturday - Thursday 12-5pm (closed Fridays ) - last entry 4pm
£5 per adult, ticket valid for 12 months. Children & Students free.
Winter hours begin after October half term.
Free entry for Towneley Hall Society members. Please bring your membership cards to show that you are a member.
The shop/reception will be open every day throughout the year 12.00 - 4pm
The hall is available all year for private group & school bookings and for private events
Sunday 25th November - Christmas Craft Fair
ART UK - Noel H Leaver Page Link to Towneley Website Link to Visit Lancashire Website Art UK









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In the Housekeeper’s room   

“Pearls of Wisdom”

East Lancashire Calligraphers’ Guild

In The Stocks Massey Gallery (until 30th September)

BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

A selection from the Hardcastle collection which was purchased for Towneley Hall in 1927.


The Decorative Arts Room (Pilkington Royal Lancastrian Pottery collection) can once again be accessed from the Jacobean Staircase.

The Servants Hall is traversable once again.


In The Sanderson Gallery (until 30th September)

END OF THE LINE

It is 50 years since steam finished on mainline British Railways.  The shed at Rosegrove, Burnley, was one of the last to close.  

The exhibition features photographs from the era as well as collections from local enthusiasts (which include our President, Tony Mitchell)

EXHIBITIONS
Costume photos Towneley Hall photos

AFTERNOON TEA WILL BE AVAILABLE  IN THE REGENCY ROOM

  14th OCT,  4th  NOV,  2nd DEC  

BOOKING ESSENTIAL  THROUGH THE MECHANICS THEATRE  

phone 01282 664400.



High Tea at the Hall