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...


2019


Monday January 14th

1.30pm

Let’s jolly up January with a programme of “Laughter and Song”

presented by Jack Hargreaves accompanied by Alison Town



Monday February 11th

1.30pm

THE LIFE OF SITTING BULL

Graham Kemp tells the real story of perhaps the most famous Native American Indian Chief.



Monday February 25th

VISIT to

CHOCOLATE HOUSE in Blackburn

£7 including tastings etc

This is a  “make your own way there” visit

Please contact Rita if interested or if you need a lift

BOOKING ESSENTIAL



Monday March 13th

1.30pm

THE HISTORY of FREEMASONRY

The largest and most ancient worldwide secret society unveiled to us by three local brother-members, Keith, Bob & Walter.  There’s much more to it than funny handshakes!



Monday April 8th

1.30pm

TRAVEL IN THE 17th CENTURY

An illustrated talk by Sheila Gordon following the extensive journeys of Lady Anne Clifford throughout the Yorkshire Dales & Eden Valley


Monday May 13th

1.30pm

THE LAKELAND WRITERS & POETS

Isobel Stirk takes us to a most beloved part of England where writers such as Samuel Colleridge Taylor, Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth found their inspiration.



Monday June 20th

6.00 pm

TREASURE HUNT

Destination unknown for now!

Supper on offer as usual

£6.50

Non-members welcome



JULY

Our annual GARDEN VISIT

Date and destination to be arranged in due course.

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 Saturday & Sunday 12,00 - 4pm (Winter hours) - 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 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
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In the Housekeeper’s room   

“Pearls of Wisdom”

East Lancashire Calligraphers’ Guild


In The Stocks Massey Gallery

War Memorials  

It is 100 years since the armistice of the Great War.  This exhibition shows a selection of memorials from the Towneley Collections and some stories of the men who lost their lives


In The Sanderson Gallery  

Homes Of Football

A photographic exhibition capturing all the elements of the beautiful game

EXHIBITIONS
Costume photos Towneley Hall photos

AFTERNOON TEA WILL BE AVAILABLE  IN THE REGENCY ROOM  

on some Sundays throughout the year.

Check the Mechanics Theatre website for dates in 2019

BOOKING ESSENTIAL  THROUGH THE MECHANICS THEATRE  

phone 01282 664400.



High Tea at the Hall