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 and by holding our now very popular book stall sales on bank holiday and special events days. 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



MEMBERS MESSAGE BOARD

A  good result from our Heritage Weekend Sunday Book, Bric-a-brac & Toy Stalls, Raffle & Tombolas.

The weather was kind and a lovely day was had by all.






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Forthcoming events in 2019


Monday October 14th

“WORTHY TO NARRATE”

Introductory reflections on the restoration and revelations of Edmund Blair Leighton’s “How Lisa Loved the King”

Join researcher Paul Payton and Assistant Curator Alison Cooper in the Art Gallery to discover more about this much loved oil painting.

The talk will be followed by an optional Afternoon Tea in the Green Regency Room

(Please book for afternoon tea £5)


Monday October 28th

SHIBDEN HALL

Halifax

Introductory talk followed by independent tour of the hall.

It’s a “make your own way there” visit - plenty of easy, accessible parking.

£5 (Non-members welcome)

Put your name on the list if interested


Monday November 11th

“BEAUTIFUL BRITISH GARDENS”

Illustrated talk by seasoned travellers Steuart & Anita Kellington


Monday December 9th

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The South Pennine Singers entertain followed by Christmas afternoon tea

Members only £5

Please book


Monday January 13th

“THERE’S A FAMOUS SEASIDE PLACE CALLED ....”

An illustrated history of Britain’s most famous resort - Blackpool

Presented by Harold Hoggarth

..that is noted for fresh air and fun


Monday January 27th

Guided Tour of Broughton Hall, near Skipton

A make your own way there visit

Booking required  £10


Monday February 10th

“MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND 1066-1286 The Birth of Great Britain”

Popular speaker, Graham Kemp returns by popular demand


Monday February 17th

Coach Trip to LYTHAM HALL

for the Snowdrop Walk and escorted tour of the hall.

£15 for coach and admission

BOOKING REQUIRED

Leaving Riverside Car Park 10am


Membership Application Form Burnley Civic Trust
TOWNELEY HALL NEWS
ART UK Towneley Hall page Fundraising More Details

Summer hours  - Saturday to Thursday 12-5pm (last entry 4pm) continue until end of October
Winter hours (open Saturday and Sunday only) start on Monday November 4th.  12.00-4pm (last entry 3pm)                     
£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 hall is available all year for private group & school bookings and for private events
FORTHCOMING EVENTS
XMAS CRAFT FAIR - November 24th 12-4pm Free entry to Hall
EVENING CAROL CONCERT - December 11th Followed by festive buffet £18.50  Bookings on 01282 477130
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   

NEW EXHIBITION being set up

HAPTON - THE BIG DIG (21st Sept - 28th Feb 2020)

In the Stocks Massey Gallery

Becca Who - THE EDGE OF NATURE  

an exhibition of Art & Textiles

Items for sale - see her website  

EXHIBITIONS Costume photos Towneley Hall photos

HIGH TEA AT THE HALL - AFTERNOON TEA   IN THE REGENCY ROOM  

Dates for 2019:  

Sunday 17th November    Sunday 1st December      Sunday 8th December

Check the Mechanics Theatre website for updates on availability

BOOKING ESSENTIAL  THROUGH THE MECHANICS THEATRE  

phone 01282 664400.



High Tea at the Hall

The Craft Museum now hosts Jeff Hewitt and Alice Barry ‘s Antiques and Collectables Shop.

Usually open Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Becca Who


In the Sanderson Gallery

John Parker  - Watercolours - A local, talented artist.

Work for sale