The Whitworth Heritage Museum
© Whitworth Historical Society 2022

WHS News

What we’ve been up to...

On this page you will find news about what the society has been up to, and what has been happening at the Museum (or is going to happen in the near future), so do be sure to check back here often for updates.

Whitworth Rush Cart Event

This year, with the return of the popular Rush Cart event, Whitworth Museum will open its doors to members of the public, visiting dance teams and their guests from 10.00am on Sunday, 4th September 2022. Entry into the museum is free and, in addition to the splendid collection of heritage objects and documents, there will be the usual array of books and souvenirs available to purchase. For a small charge, tea and coffee will be served. The Society will also host a stall at The Ashcroft where, before and following the procession, many of the same items of merchandise will be available.

Our brand new website is now online!

As you may have noticed our brand new website is now online, and we will be adding much more material to it over the coming weeks and months. If you have any suggestions about what you would like to see on here, or have any issues with it then do please let us know. It should also be viewable on tablets and smartphones, though with a slighly different appearance.

The 2022-2023 Lecture Programme

We are pleased to report the return of our popular Winter Lecture Programme, which resumes in October 2022. Please note that for the 2022 - 23 season we will again be holding our monthly lectures at the Hallfold United Reform Church schoolroom on Hall Street, since it has a far greater capacity than the museum, and it also allows us to provide a much better socially distanced seating plan. Full details of the current programme can be found on our lecture page.

Data Privacy Protection Statement

As most of you will no doubt be aware, the new GDPR Data Protection requirements came into effect on the 25th of May 2018, and below you can download a copy of the Society's Data Protection Privacy Statement:

Older news items

The Society was very pleased to receive a cheque for £1,256.47p from the Co-op as part of their 'Local Community Fund' scheme, were customers can donate a percentage of their dividends to local good causes. We were very pleased at just how much support we received from the good folks in Whitworth, and you can rest assured that this generous donation will be put to very good use. Above you can see a photograph of Society Chairman Mr Brian Furness receiving the cheque from staff members at the Whitworth Co-op. This is a great scheme for local groups who have to raise their own funds, and more information about this can be found at the following webpage: https://www.coop.co.uk/membership/local- community-fund
Whitworth Museum
© Whitworth Historical Society 2022

WHS News

What we’ve been up to...

On this page you will find news about what the society has been up to, and what has been happening at the Museum (or is going to happen in the near future), so do be sure to check back here often for updates.

Whitworth Rush Cart Event

This year, with the return of the popular Rush Cart event, Whitworth Museum will open its doors to members of the public, visiting dance teams and their guests from 10.00am on Sunday, 4th September 2022. Entry into the museum is free and, in addition to the splendid collection of heritage objects and documents, there will be the usual array of books and souvenirs available to purchase. For a small charge, tea and coffee will be served. The Society will also host a stall at The Ashcroft where, before and following the procession, many of the same items of merchandise will be available.

Our brand new website is now

online!

As you may have noticed our brand new website is now online, and we will be adding much more material to it over the coming weeks and months. If you have any suggestions about what you would like to see on here, or have any issues with it then do please let us know. It should also be viewable on tablets and smartphones, though with a slighly different appearance.

The 2022-2023 Lecture Programme

We are pleased to report the return of our popular Winter Lecture Programme, which resumes in October 2022. Please note that for the 2022 -23 season we will again be holding our monthly lectures at the Hallfold United Reform Church schoolroom on Hall Street, since it has a far greater capacity than the museum, and it also allows us to provide a much better socially distanced seating plan. Full details of the current programme can be found on our lecture page.

Data Privacy Protection Statement

As most of you will no doubt be aware, the new GDPR Data Protection requirements came into effect on the 25th of May 2018, and below you can download a copy of the Society's Data Protection Privacy Statement:

Older news items

The Society was very pleased to receive a cheque for £1,256.47p from the Co-op as part of their 'Local Community Fund' scheme, were customers can donate a percentage of their dividends to local good causes. We were very pleased at just how much support we received from the good folks in Whitworth, and you can rest assured that this generous donation will be put to very good use. Above you can see a photograph of Society Chairman Mr Brian Furness receiving the cheque from staff members at the Whitworth Co-op. This is a great scheme for local groups who have to raise their own funds, and more information about this can be found at the following webpage: https://www.coop.co.uk/membership/local- community-fund