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CHORLEY HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Various articles by members of the Society and others etc

 
   

Links to other websites of historical interest

   
Significant dates in Chorley's Past.  
Historic Crete by Christine and John Harrison Oct 2015
The Necropolis of Armenoi is believed to be the greatest Late Minoan cemetery (c1400-1200BC), Medieval Church Frescoes &
World War 2 Memorials
Closure of Eaves Lane Bus Depot, Chorley
Twentieth Century History:The Challenge for future Chorley Historians The Chorley Branch of the Guild of Calico Printers, Bleachers, Dyers, Finishers, Foremen. By John Harrison
Lancashire Local History Federation Newsletters. David Ratledge has produced a much updated website covering the Roman Roads in Lancashire.
“It is a bad bird that fouls its own nest”
A Debate between Co-operators in Letters to the Chorley
Standard April/May 1868. John E Harrison (updated Dec 14).
CHAS Trip to Beamish and Chillingham 21-22 June 2014.
Early Years of Co-operation in the Chorley District
(the Co-operative movement) by John Harrison
(updated Dec 14)
Recollections on Education 1899 [pdf file]
(thanks to Joan D. for the transcription)
Whittle-le-Woods pillbox and AA gun emplacement report Mar 2013 (5.5Mg) The Whittle-le-Woods Photo Archive
Land at Coppull Moor Lane, geophysical survey 2011 (3.3Mg) Robert Egan who was born in Standish Street, Chorley, on September 20 1846.
The Wishing Well - A Story of the Withnell Moorlands by A Moorland Lad (Richard Robinson) Including notes on Hollinshead Hall (pdf file 29Mg). What a Han(d)som(e) building! (Mar 2012)
  Chorley Cemetery Sonnet (1860)
Notes from the Archives Chorley Mills
Fifty Year of Cycling in Chorley 1880 - 1932
Reminiscences of Weird Machines and Doughty Riders.
The Flat Iron a collection of local history articles (pdf format 29Mg)
  Celtic cross marks the site of St Helen's Well, Whittle-le-Woods / Brindle.
A Walk Through Chorley's Criminal Past St James' Primary School, Devonport Way, Chorley, by Estelle Briers
A Walk Through Euxton's Criminal Past Haddock Fold, Heath Charnock.  (Jul 2010)
  William Lawrence's Mills, Lyons Lane Chorley (Oct 2011 update)
John Rigby :The Founder of a Chorley Medical Dynasty William Adams (1832 - 1906) and his visit to Chorley

The Co-operative Movement by John Harrison

Vikings in the North West by John & Christine Harrison
Co-op additional report by Joan & Kevin Dickinson Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676) and her visit to Chorley in 1616
The 'Seaview' , Whittle-le-Woods    (Jul 2010) Campaign for Public Baths in Victorian Chorley by John Harrison
Jeremiah Horrocks and the transit of Venus at Astley Hall, Chorley, Tue 8 June 2004 Poor Law Apprentices in Euxton Cotton Mill by John Harrison
The development of the landscape around Astley Hall, Chorley The Brindle hoard of Roman coins
Yarrow Valley Country Park new guides [Oct 09] (pdfs)
Yarrow Valley Map & text 3.9Mg
When a teacher’s testimonial was a political act.
One of the turning points in the development of Chorley as a town. By John Harrison (Jul 2008)
Birkacre “Our Story” by G. Bellis & R. Roocroft When a teacher’s testimonial was a political act - footnote.
by John Harrison (Jul 2010)
Chorley Library booklet of the 1906-2006 centenary now available as a pdf file. Founding background of the Society
The Prehistoric and Roman period in Chorley:
Sites and finds - an overview by Jack Smith.
Further notes on the history of the Society and projects undertaken
The Civil War in Lancashire (pdf of 25Mg) Constitution (Sep 2011).
Chorley and District Halls A short history of Chorley by the Rotary Club (pdf file of 6Mg)
A Taste of Life in 1868 Chorley