Chorley Historical and Archaeological Society

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except July) at:
Astley Village Community Centre, 10, Hall Gate, Chorley PR7 1XA
[Note this is a new venue from 10 May 2022]
We start at 7:30pm, annual membership (due at A.G.M.) is 7.50p (12 for couples) with a 1 charge on the door for members
(2 guests) inc. tea and biscuits. New members are welcome.
Click here for a location map. Note:It opens in a new window,

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Last update 13 Jul 2024



The old Leyland Reservoir in Clayton-le-Woods has now been demolished. (2013)

Thanks to Kingswood Homes you can now download your own copy of the history booklet by clicking the image on the right.

Commemorative history booklet (pdf)

The Reservoir was demolished in Nov 2013 but a memorial garden has now been constructed by the A6 road opposite The Pines Hotel at Clayton Green. An information board has been erected to show a short illustrated history of the reservoir.
Click here for the introduction.


Romans to Roundabouts
Our very own book of the Society history with lots of  local history walks in the Chorley area.
Copies available for loan from
Chorley Library, Union Street Chorley,