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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2017 - Forthcoming events...


Wednesday August 9th

LEIGHTON HALL

Coach Trip to this exciting venue

£15

Coach will depart from Riverside Car Park 9.45am PROMPT

A refreshment stop will be made at “Country Harvest” near Lancaster - an hour here for your picnic, lunch/snack in the Cafe or a visit to the shop

Arrival at Leighton Hall 1.15pm for guided tour of the house followed by a display by Birds of Prey.

Bookings being taken - booking essential



Monday September 4th

1.30pm

BURNLEY’S CANAL

Reedley to Rosegrove in archive photographs, presented by Brian Hall


PLEASE NOTE, OUR FIRST LECTURE OF THE SEASON IS ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF SEPTEMBER, NOT THE SECOND AND WE HAVE AN EXTRA  LECTURE IN SEPTEMBER .......


Monday September 25th

1.30pm

CULTURE! LEISURE! PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

£5

John Harbour sets out the aims, objectives & aspirations of Burnley Council, followed by questions.

Then Afternoon Tea in the Green Room to celebrate the Completion of the Events Car Park



Monday October 9th

1.30pm

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A FAMOUS KIND

Noel Moloney loves a good gossip

(don’t we all?) and promises to keep us enthralled and entertained



Monday November 6th

2.00pm

FUN QUIZ AFTERNOON

Teams of no more than 5 are invited. Join up with other members or bring along  your own team to Towneley Hall. Non members welcome.

Refreshments included

£6



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TOWNELEY HALL NEWS
EXHIBITIONS

Libertas - Natural Progression Textile Group - contemporary artists with a passion for textile art - their new exhibition based on the theme of Freedom runs from Saturday 7th July until Sunday 10th September in Stocks Massey & Sanderson Galleries.

www.naturalprogression.org.uk


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Summer opening -  Saturday  through to Thursday  12 - 5pm - last entry 4pm -
plus Fridays during school  holiday periods  in July & August
NOTE - 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

           September 8th -10th - Heritage Weekend  
Woodland Festival  &  Craft Fair on Sunday 10th September
Craft Fair  26th November     
December 26th - Xmas Fair

The hall/art gallery is available all year for private group & school bookings and for private events
Queens Birthday Celebration Tea ART UK - Noel H Leaver Page Link to Towneley Website Link to Visit Lancashire Website Art UK

Please note - link to new Towneley website is below!


Artworks by Naomi Neale feature in The Housekeepers Room - all for sale!

www.etsy.com/shop/TheCalderCrafter