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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Forthcoming events...



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!




OUR NEXT FUNDRAISING DAY BOOK STALL

Monday 27th August

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY




Monday 10th September

Our first lecture of the season will feature an optional afternoon tea

Afternoon tea = £5

Please contact Rita if interested



Sunday 9th September

WOODLAND FESTIVAL

We will be having our Towneley Hall Society  Fundraising BOOK STALL plus Tombola, Raffle and much more. Come and help man a stall and have a fun day!




Monday October  29th

VISIT to

BROWNSHOLME HALL, Clitheroe

It will be a “make your own way there” visit

MORE DETAILS SOON



















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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.
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
7th - 9th September - HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - costumed staff, guided tours, free entry.
9th September - HERITAGE & WOODLAND FESTIVAL - Craft exhibitions & demonstrations in and around the hall, gardens & woodlands plus mini tours
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   

“Through the Seasons”

An exhibition of water colours by Burnley born artist, Edwin Thornber B.A. (HONS)

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

16th SEPT,  14th OCT,  4th  NOV,  

2nd DEC  

BOOKING ESSENTIAL  THROUGH THE MECHANICS THEATRE  

phone 01282 664400.



High Tea at the Hall