Welcome to BRINDLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY website

               Our meetings are held every fourth Monday at 7.30 in

               Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle. PR6 8NH 

               Everyone is welcome – become a member and enjoy a

               discount on every meeting – an informative talk is

               followed by a question and answer session and

               tea or coffee and biscuits.

 

 

        Our next meeting is on Monday 25th May.

 

A WALK ROUND OLD PRESTON.

Ron Christopher will take us on a nostalgic stroll.

See how many memories it stirs!

 

Trip to Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum.

Saturday, 13th June 2015

The Trip

we are organising a full-day coach trip to Barnard Castle (town and castle ruins) and the Bowes Museum, County Durham on Saturday, 13 June 2015.

We hope that members, family and friends will join us.

Our first stop will be at the castle from which the town takes its name. It was built in the twelfth century, was once owned by Richard III and is now in the care of English Heritage. Next we will stop at the charming market town of Barnard Castle with its shops and cafes. Our final stop will be at the Bowes Museum built by a wealthy couple in the style of a French chateau to house their extensive art collection. The building is amazing and the art treasures are superb. For some the highlight is a silver swan which is a musical automaton made in 1773. It is operated at 2pm daily and we plan to arrive in time for this. The museum also has a charming café. All the stops are within a short distance of one another.

The costs of the trip have been itemised to give everyone the best value:

Travel  £16 (member) or £17 (non-member) – children half price.

Castle entrance  Discount of 15% on standard prices i.e. adult £4.00, concession £3.57, child £2.38, English Heritage members free.

Bowes Museum  Group rate £7 (this gives a good saving on the standard admission price of £9.50 for adults and £8.50 for concessions). Children go free. This site also accepts the Tesco Days Out vouchers so if you wish to use these do not book the group ticket.

Further details from Ian and Kathy Whyte on 01772 627064 or idwhyte1@gmail.com.

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Please copy and fill in the Booking Form to secure your place

Name(s) of passengers_____________________________________________________________________

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Tickets required           -coach booking           _____ at £17    _____ at £16 (BHS members)         _____ at £8.50 (child)

                                            -castle entrance         _____ at £4      _____ at £3.57  _____ at £2.38      _____ English Heritage members (free)

                                           -museum entrance   _____ at £ 7 (group rate). Children go free

                                                                                                                  Total payable £ ______

 

Contact phone number /e-mail _____________________________________________

Please make cheques payable to Brindle Historical Society.

Post to, or drop in at:-

16 Smithy Close,

Brindle,

Chorley

PR6 8NW

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Go to our NEWS page for full details and to find out more about  OUR YEAR’S PROGRAMME OF TALKS

 

Read about the History of Brindle and about the people that have lived here.

Formed in 2002, our Society exists to preserve the history of Brindle, one of the oldest Parishes in Lancashire, dating back to c1190.
Our website features all the latest news from the Society, details of our future meetings and events, information and news articles, and details of the local War Memorials.
As well as finding out about the past, you can read our book reviews and find information about the interesting places in the local area we have visited.

History of Brindle

Brindle is a small and ancient village set in farmland and bordered by the towns of Preston, Chorley and Blackburn

A Titanic Connection

Second Officer Charles Lightoller was the last Titanic survivor taken aboard Carpathia

Brindle Schoolmaster

In the summer of 1871, a young man set off to make the train journey north to the distant village of Brindle