History Society: Darwen Heritage Centre Visit

We are pleased to be able to offer live events at the Dog Inn once more.
Please see individual events for details.

Date(s) - 16/05/2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Our first trip out of the year! In the heart of this town, Holker House has become the home for the Darwen Heritage Centre, a building dedicated to the prolific history of this cotton mill town steeped in stories and stunning architecture. Darwen was home to a strong cotton industry and boasts a visit from Gandhi in September 1931 to address concerns with cotton trading. It was home for Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule, who lived in Bury Fold Lane, Darwen. The centre has a brilliant permanent display relating to Darwen’s history, and hosts a constantly changing series of exhibitions thoughout the year. We’ll be meeting at 7pm outside the centre on Railway Road (there’s lots of parking by the market square) and having a nosey around aided by their knowledgable staff.


We hope you can join us for some of these friendly meetings. Again, if anyone has anything relating to the history of the village they’d like to share, or if you’d like to look at any of our photos or ask any questions, please get in touch. We have a brilliant Facebook group too. Membership of the Society is £5 for 6 months, or £2 per event.