WELCOME TO THE TOWNELEY HALL SOCIETY

It is fifty years since the Society was formed to stimulate interest in Towneley Hall and Gardens.  The Hall is known locally as “The Jewel in Burnley’s Crown” and is becoming 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 we go on organised visits to places of historical interest - previous visits have included Astley Hall, Stoneyhust College, Whalley Church, Eastby Japanese Gardens, All Saints Church in Mitton and Shibden Hall.

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 15 years to 31st March 2017, the Society provided a total of £144,140 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  -

Committee Members 2017 - 2018

Sir Simon Towneley - Patron  :  Tony Mitchell - President  :  Pauline Roberts - Chairman  :  Rita Walsh - Hon. Secretary  :  Peter Woodhead - Hon. Treasurer  :

 Committee Members  :  Michael Hewitt  :   Sandra Thompson :  Sheila Williams :  Paulene Woodhead - Webmaster



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2018

Forthcoming events...



Monday February 12th

1.30pm

THE DIARY OF A

LANCASHIRE LAD

Meet Henry Hargreaves as Kathy Fishwick presents extracts from his journal written back in 1760



Monday February 26th

7.00pm

Guided tour of

HIPPODROME THEATRE, Colne

£7

Including Pie & Peas Supper

GET YOUR NAME ON THE LIST!


Monday March 12th

1.30pm

TOWNELEY & ITS WILDLIFE

Graham Gavaghan has worked in Towneley Park for 38 years, 24 of them as  Ranger.  An accomplished photographer,  he records the natural work of the park, both flora and fauna.


Monday April 9th

1.30pm

VEXILLOLOGY!

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


Monday May 14th

1.30pm

TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT

Stuart James invites us to take a look at transport through the last 100 years

PRECEDED BY

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING



DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Thursday June 14th

6.00pm

TREASURE HUNT

Destination unknown for now!

Supper  on offer as usual

£6.50

Non-members welcome


Monday 9th July

GARDEN VISIT

Arley Hall

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WINTER CLOSURE HOURS ARE NOW IN EFFECT AT TOWNELEY HALL!
From 6th November until February half term (winter closure) the hall will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays - 12.00 until 4pm - last entry 3pm.
Please note new charges in place - £5 per adult, ticket valid for 12 months. Children & Students free.
Towneley Hall Society members plus guest still to enjoy free entry. 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/art gallery is available all year for private group & school bookings and for private events
ART UK - Noel H Leaver Page Link to Towneley Website Link to Visit Lancashire Website Art UK


In The Decorative Arts Room - Towneley’s Pilkington  Royal Lancastrian Pottery collection

The local history exhibition in The Burnley Room features Hugh Colvin & Thomas Whitham who were both decorated with The Victoria Cross WW1.

“It’s Not Negative” exhibition in Stocks Massey & Sanderson Galleries

A selection of images of Burnley from Towneley’s collection of glass plate negatives.

Plus a few positives!

Completion of the Car Park Afternoon Tea Queens Birthday Afternoon Tea 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea

Our January lecture was well attended BUT - forty three ladies and only four gentlemen! Come on all you guys out there - come and join us for interesting lectures, visits and more!