- We organise free talks open to members of the public
- We discuss and comment on developments in the borough.
- We raise issues of concern to our members
- At our Bi-Annual Awards Ceremony we celebrate community initiatives and good building design.
- We erect plaques on buildings to commemorate notable residents or events of historical interest.
- Library House Surgery, Devonshire Road - site of the Old Free Library.
- The Unitarian Manse, Park Sreet - childhood home of Sir Henry Tate Industrialist
and Philanthropist.- Hollinshead Street School
- first school of Sir William Norman Howarth FRS Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1937 for
his discovery of the structure of Vitamin C
- Carr House, Bretherton - site of the first observation of the Transit of Venus 1639 by
- St Mary's Church, Market Street - to commemorate The Blessed Roger Wrennall
a Chorley Catholic Martyr executed 1616.
- The Old Parochial School, Chorley - to commemorate Rifleman William Mariner
VC killed in action 1916.
- Entrance to Albany Science College - to commemorate Commander C H Lightoller
DSC and Bar, RD, RNR 1874- 1952 . Site of boyhood home - Yarrow House
We publish Occasional Papers on matters of architectural, historical or environmental interest.
- Important Buildings Within The Borough of Chorley £2.50
- Eaves Lane Hospital. £1.00
- The Francis Darlington Almshouse, Charnock Richard, Chorley. £3.00
- The Blessed Roger Wrennall; The Chorley Catholic Martyr. £3.00 Out of print
- St Bede’s Church, Clayton Green, Chorley. £5.00
- Jeremiah Horrocks, Astronomer (1618 ? - 1641) and his times £4.00
Promoting public interest and civic pride in the Borough.
Seeking the betterment of architecture - old and new.
Seeking to look after the past, the present and the future of the Borough.
If you share our concerns and aims then you are invited to attend our meetings or join us and help make a difference. With more members we could do much more.