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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2004
FRIDAY 10th TO MONDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
EVENTS IN CHORLEY BOROUGH
ASTLEY HALL, CHORLEY
A fine historic house (Grade I listed), parts dating from Elizabethan times. To the sounds of authentic 18th century music, see parts of the house usually hidden behind doors / below stairs on conducted tours. Please pre-book on 01257-515557.
Sat Sun 1200-1700
CHORLEY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HOLLINSHEAD ST, CHORLEY
Guides will be on-hand to show you the changes to the chapel since its erection in 1792 and explain about its interesting social history. View the 50+ old school photographs and craft demonstrations in the school.
ST LAURENCE'S CHURCH, UNION ST, CHORLEY
See the oldest building in Chorley, artefacts and historical documents not normally viewable, and exhibition material relating to Myles Standish and Jeremiah Horrocks.
Fri Sat Mon 1000-1600 Sun 1400-1600
ST PETER'S CHURCH, HARPERS LANE, CHORLEY
A mid-Victorian church in the Early English style, with medieval glass and the finest mechanical organ in the North of England. Visiting organists are invited to play.
Sat 1000-1600 Sun 0800-1200
ST GEORGE'S CHURCH, ST GEORGE'S ST, CHORLEY
Erected in the 1820's, in the Gothic style, it is one of the finest of the churches funded from reparation monies paid by France following the Napoleonic Wars.
Fri Sat 1000-1600
CHORLEY TOWN CENTRE HISTORY TRAIL
A guided walk of 2 1/2 hours duration, lead by Chorley Historical and Archaeological Society, around the streets/sites of Chorley town centre with a story to tell. Meet in front of St George's Church.
BANK HALL, BRETHERTON
View this striking Jacobean brick house, dating from 1608, with extensions of 1832-33. Now unfortunately derelict and set within wild but attractive grounds.Small visitor centre in adjacent building relates its history and details Bank Hall Action Group's efforts to restore the property since it featured in the BBC TV series 'Restoration'. Sat rural crafts. Sun The Capricco Singers.
Sat Sun 1200-1630
ST JAMES'S CHURCH, BRINDLE
A 12th century church, with glorious stained glass windows, in a beautiful rural village.
Fri Sat Mon 1400-1600
ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, CHURCH ST, CROSTON
View the parish church, mainly 16th century with 15th century tower, "beautifyd AD 1823".
Sat Sun 1200-1600
CROSTON OLD SCHOOL, CHURCH ST, CROSTON
Dating from 1660, re-built by subscription in 1827, and renovated as a community centre in 2000. View an exhibition of photographs of Croston, past and present, and a display charting the progress of the Parish Plan.
Sat 1300-1600 Sun 1000-1600
EUXTON PARISH CHURCH, WIGAN ROAD, EUXTON
A splendid late-medieval church, parts said to have been built by Sir Wm Molyneux, lord of the manor in the 16th