Littleborough’s History TOP TOP


The December meeting is a Christmas Social open to all. Next years meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month Visitors are very welcome - see the Your meetings page for full details

Littleborough’s History Centre

Located on Platform 2 at Littleborough Station, the centre is open on Saturdays between 11 o’clock and till around 3:30/4:00 pm. More information is available here

Littleborough History Society Group Page      

Wardle and Smallbridge Group      

Recent Changes to the Website

There are new pages covering families who lived in the Farms on the hills above Calderbrook. Part One covering Gander Hall, Backs, Grimes and Forest Lodge can be read here

A new page on the Coal Mines around Syke, Hollingworth, Schofield and Brearley Farm has been included on this website together with an updated Introductory Page (July 2019)

Updated pages detailing the history of the Turnpike and other Toll Roads in and around Littleborough are also available (May 2019) - go to ‘Turnpike’ with details of individual roads available by the links on the initial title page. An fully illustrated and extended printed document can be purchased for £3.50

The ‘History Trails’ now published provide almost a complete guide to Littleborough and Smithy Bridge and largely replace the ‘Littleborough’ book which has been out of print for some time and is in very limited supply. These can be obtained from Kelsall’s Book shop in the Square, The Coach House on Lodge Street and from the History Centre - see also the Pub Book page for its special price.