The Society aims to promote and assist the expansion of knowledge of our local area. We hold regular Monthly meetings which are open to all. The next meeting is detailed on this page but the full list of meetings is available here.
Past and present members undertake research and this is available. This website includes details of archaeological excavations. For Roman sites look here and industrial sites check out Cleggswood Colliery, Whittaker Brickworks and Starring Brickworks.
Being located in the railway building we restored we naturally have an interest in railways as well as other transport matters including local canals. As always, if you cannot find the information on the website then please contact us. Try emailing us here
Membership and Joining
You can join the Society either at our meetings or at the History Centre. You can also contact our treasure by phone 01706 377685 or by email. Membership is £12 pa for Adults or £8 pa for Concessionary members. Premium membership is £35 pa which offers free access to all meetings and has particular benefits for the Society.
The location of many Brickworks and Collieries has been included on this website. For more details on specific researches see the summary page for Brickworks or you can contact us for additional information on local industry.
Our archive also includes much information on local churches and chapels including many of the latter which have been lost. We have also information on early social movements etc.
2 more local soldiers, Privates Arthur Burrows and William Roland Leach have been added to our Roll of Honour
July to November 1916
Reflections on the fallen and towns they left
|Romans in Littleborough|
|Blackstone Edge Roman Road|
|Map of Coal Mines and Brick, Tile and Pipe Works|
|E Shackleton - Coal trader|
|Starring Clay and Coal Mine|
|Sept Week 3|
|Sept week 4|
|Somme Soldiers - Photographs|