Littleborough’s History TOP TOP


New members are always welcome. You can now submit your application by email our downloadable Application Form


Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month Visitors are very welcome -

see the Your meetings page for full details

Contacting the Society

Email us but if the link doesn’t work then our address is “” (ignore inverted commas. Telephone us on 01706 838385

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.     If you wish to visit at other dates then email us as detailed above.

Room Hire

The main room is available for hire for a small fee, please contact us and we would be pleased to discuss arrangements.

Littleborough History Society Group Page      

Wardle and Smallbridge Group      

Recent Changes to the Website

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 include the Lost Chapels and 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.