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  :

Michael Hewitt  :  Jean Lister : Jill Turner : Paulene Woodhead - Webmaster



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Forthcoming events in 2019



Monday May 27th

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Weather permitting, we will have our book   (and bric-a-brac)  stall outside the shop at Towneley. 11ish till 4ish



Monday June 20th

6.00 pm

TREASURE HUNT

Setting off from Barley Car Park  for a tour of Pendle.

Supper at Nelson Cricket Club from about 8.30pm

£6.50 includes supper

Non-members welcome

Book by phone, e-mail or sign up at the next meeting.



Friday June 28th

WORSTHORNE BREWERY

7.30PM

£15

A tour of this small, local brewery located in Holgate Street, Harle Syke, will be followed by a buffet supper with sample beers, soft drinks or tea/coffee.  

Numbers are limited,so please sign up if you are interested.



Monday July 1st

QUEENS AWARD AFTERNOON TEA

£5

Having been short-listed for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, we are celebrating with an afternoon tea.

For further information about winners of the award but Watch This Space!



Monday July 15th

Our annual GARDEN VISIT

Leaving Riverside Car Park 9.00am

by coach to

Winderemere  

Brockholes Visitor Centre

(bring a picnic or lunch in the cafe)

and Holehird Gardens

£20

Optional Brockholes garden tour £5

Please note that Holehird Gardens is not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

BOOKING  ESSENTIAL




Monday August 12th

CHETHAMS LIBRARY

Manchester

Flash your pass and take the bus for our private afternoon tour exploring the medieval buildings and learning more about the this library.

Numbers for this visit limited so booking essential

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 £20.
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 every day except Friday (Summer hours) 12.00 - 5pm - 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 Sunday to Thursday (closed Fridays) throughout the year 12.00 - 4pm
The hall 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






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In the Housekeeper’s room   

4th March - 2nd June

“Lloyd George Higgins  1912 - 1980”

Working in a era of a rapidly changing industrial scene, Lloyd George Higgins captured the pattern of life of the Pennine people in the landscape they had carved for themselves from their surroundings. Prints available in the shop


In the Sanderson Gallery

John Parker  - Watercolours

A local, talented artist.

New exhibition opens on Saturday 25th May (till September)

Work for sale and meet the artist 12.00-4pm on most open days

(Ring the hall  01282 477140 after 12.00 to check if artist in residence)

EXHIBITIONS
Costume photos Towneley Hall photos

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

Dates for 2019:  

Sunday 26th May – SOLD OUT    Sunday 30th June – SOLD OUT

Sunday 15th September    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.