Chorley Historical and Archaeological Society

Links to some interesting sites.



Whitworth Historical Society Museum
South Ribble Museum at Leyland.
History of the Anglezarke and Chorley area by Jed McCormick
The 'Post Hole' is an archaeology journal run by students at the University of York.
Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group (YVBSG)
Your Paintings website in partnership with the Public Catalogue Foundation
Shorpy website with one of the best collections of old photographs
Library of Congress with many photographic and art collections
Lower Burgh Meadow Conservation Group
Pubs in Preston - a website by Stephen Halliwell
Latest historical breaking news in the media
Victoria County History of Lancashire Online
Lancashire Lantern.
The Lancashire Image Archive. You can access the collections of local photographs, postcards and other images held in libraries across the county.
The Portable Antiquities Scheme                                     
Bolton Archaeology & Egyptology Society
Historical and documentary information about Coppull, especially in the 17th & 19th centuries. By Darren Watmough.
Industrial Archaeology Recordings. Dedicated to recording past and present industry on film and High Definition video.
The histpop website is a digital library of all census reports published in Britain before 1937 and all of the registrar-general's reports for England and Wales and Scotland published up to 1920.
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey.
Wigan Archaeological Society
A very comprehensive database of ancient sites throughout the UK. You can search it by place name or postcode or even submit your own site. Based on Julian Cope's epic guidebook of the same name
The Wyre Archaeology Blogger Board
Lancashire Museums
Shap Local History Society, Cumbria.  
The philosophy, religion, science & technology etc of the Victorians.
Local History Online, which is also the home of Local History Magazine.
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Mike Clarke's Home Page.
Want to know about the Leeds and Liverpool canal, canals and canal boats, steam engines and vintage cars, water mills and wind mills. Visit this page.
Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society - Chorley branch
Council for British Archaeology. Many links to magazines and breaking news in the media on history related topics. Well worth a visit.
Oxford Archaeology independent archaeological practice (Oxford & Lancaster)
Wessex Archaeology independent archaeological practice.
Library of Congress, Washington DC. USA. Probably the best place to earch for images of historical characters and events.
Lancashire County Council - MARIO (Maps and Related Information Online)
Lancashire County Council.Archaeology and Heritage
Lancashire County Council
The Lancashire Sites & Monuments Record
A resource for finding megalithic and prehistoric sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Good site to follow and very nice graphics. But you'll struggle without broadband.
The Scientific Exploration Society
Brindle Historical Society
Leyland Historical Society
About Lancs is a magnificent resource of people, places and organisations.
An 'on line' version of the Magazine that covers 'Current Archaeology' All sorts of goodies are there including a searchable database of 'digs' throughout the country. So if you want to get your hands dirty this is the site for you.
Lancashire Pioneers: Details of Men (sorry, no women listed) who made major discoveries and inventions.