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  :

Peggy Green  :   Michael Hewitt  :  Paulene Woodhead - Webmaster



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2018

Forthcoming events...


Thursday June 14th

6.00pm

TREASURE HUNT

Setting off from Crown Point Car Park, we shall be heading towards the Rossendale Valley

Supper  on offer as usual  

(Supper venue details later)

£6.50 includes supper

Non-members welcome


Monday 9th July

GARDEN VISIT

Coach trip to Arley Hall & Gardens

LEAVING Riverside Car Park 9.30am £20

Bring a picnic or visit cafe!

Please contact Rita to enquire if any places left for this trip.


Arley Hall was built between 1832 & 1854 by Rowland Egerton-Warburton to the design of George Latham, a Nantwich architect.

A conducted tour of the hall is included  and the award-winning gardens feature herbaceous borders (believed to be the earliest of their kind), the Ilex Columns, the Rose Garden & the Walled Garden.


Monday 13th August

LANCASTER CASTLE

Coach trip

£20

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Non-members welcome

Please contact Rita to add your name to the list.


Lancaster Castle’s origins date back almost 1000 years!

Guided tour of Castle included which will take us through tales of witchcraft, religious persecution, crime and punishment, rehabilitation & release!


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.  They will be on view at the next Fund Raiser on May 28th Bank Holiday Monday.  
Here’s a picture of just a few of them - many more to choose from -
Burnley Civic Trust Costume photos
TOWNELEY HALL NEWS
EXHIBITIONS
Towneley Hall photos ART UK Towneley Hall page Farmers Market Dates Fundraising More Details
SUMMER HOURS ARE HERE AGAIN!
The hall  is now open Saturday - Thursday 12-5pm (closed Fridays  excepting school holidays) - last entry 4pm
£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 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




AFTERNOON TEA WILL BE AVAILABLE  IN THE REGENCY ROOM
17th JUNE,  8th JULY,  12th AUGUST,  16th SEPT,  14th OCT,  4th  NOV,  2nd DEC     
BOOKING ESSENTIAL  THROUGH THE MECHANICS THEATRE  - phone 01282 664400.
   Link to Burnley Mechanics Website - High Tea at the Hall page
ART UK - Noel H Leaver Page Link to Towneley Website Link to Visit Lancashire Website Art UK

PLEASE NOTE

AS THE MIDDLE (JACOBEAN) STAIRCASE IS OFF LIMITS AT THE MOMENT (AWAITING REPAIRS TO CEILING), THE DECORATIVE ARTS ROOM (Towneley’s Pilkington  Royal Lancastrian Pottery collection) IS ALSO OFF LIMITS.

COMING SOON

to the Stocks Massey & Sanderson Galleries - Burnley College Furniture exhibition.

(Burnley Camera Club Photos and Sophie Gibson still in side galleries for a little while longer)

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