Littleborough’s History TOP

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.

We also have an extensive archive of historical records, books and pictures both from the 20th Century and earlier as well as more recent times.

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.

We also publish two books and walk booklets (History Trails). Details are available on the website - Books and History Trails.


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

The Somme

July to November 1916

Reflections on the fallen and towns they left