Chorley Historical and Archaeological Society

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except July) at Primrose Gardens,
(old Ambulance Hall site) Fleet Street Chorley PR7 2EE. (behind doctors surgery)
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,

Last update 16 Oct 2020


Due to the Virus situation all future events are cancelled until further notice. The events listed have been left on for information only. Sorry about this.

This year's CHAS trip had had to be cancelled due to the current and ongoing restrictions. We will be getting a refund of the moneys paid which will sent out as soon as possible to those who had made reservations.


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,

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