On this page you will find news about what the society have 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.


NOVEMBER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 will see our Annual General Meeting, and all members should try to attend if possible. It won't all be business though, and after the meeting we will be having another of our very popular Potato Pie Suppers. Start time will be 7.30pm as per usual, and a raffle and refreshments will also be available.

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November AGM

A HISTORY OF LANCASHIRE IN 70 OBJECTS:

The Whitworth Heritage Museum was very pleased to have been chosen as one of the entrants into a project called "A history of Lancashire in 70 objects", which is being run by Lancashire Life magazine, Heritage Learning Lancashire and Museum Development North West. This involved choosing 70 items from various museums in Lancashire, and the organisers have also produced a 'Spotters Guide' showing where they are all located, and so that visitors can track them all down. Our entry was the 'Whitworth Jars', which were of the type used by the famous Whitworth Doctors, and to accompany the project we have put on an exhibition about Whitworth's famous Doctors, the Taylor family, and this can now be seen in the museum for the next few weeks. We often get queries from people new to the area about who the Whitworth Doctors were, and we hope that the new display will go a long way to answering any questions about them, and the treatment methods they used and which had made them so famous. As per usual we are open to the public from 2 to 4pm on Saturdays, and 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Tuesdays, and if you would like to come along and see the exhibition you are more than welcome.

Below are a number of images of the display just to whet your appetites. We look forward to seeing you there soon:

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70 Objects
70 Objects

WHS OPEN WEEKEND - 15TH/16TH OF JULY 2017:

The WHS annual Open Weekend took place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th of July this year, and again proved very popular. In spite of the Saturday being a bit on the wet side there was plenty to see and do indoors, and of course the youngsters from Whitworth band came along and entertained everyone. On the Sunday the Sun decided to put in an appearance and gave us a lovely warm day with blue skies, which was just as well as we had the army truck here on that day doing its very popular rides around the Wind Farm once again.

On the Sunday our genealogy and family history experts were kept busy helping visitors to trace their family histories, and this proved to be very popular, if you weren't able to make it there this time it's always worth coming along on one of our regular evenings, as we might still be able to help you get started. We'd also like to say a big thank you to Jeweller Mr Robert Daniels, of the Jewellery Repair Shop, at 47 The Rock, Bury, who kindly stepped in at the last minute and saved the day when our 'Cash in the Attic' expert let us down very badly and failed to appear. Our thanks also to all the Whitworth businesses who generously donated items for our raffle, which proved to be a great success.

Raffle Prizes
Cakes
Whitworth Band
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2017 Open Weekend

WHS NOW ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Social Media is very popular with many sections of the community these days, and not wanting them to feel left out, the Society has now set up a page on Facebook and a Twitter account, so that fans of these methods of communication can now keep up to date about the society's actions. You can find us by clicking in the buttons below, just 'like' our Facebook page to receive updates, and click 'Follow' to become a Twitter follower, and receive the odd 'Tweet' from us:

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OLDER NEWS ITEMS
If you would like to view any of our older news items you can now find these on another page. Clicking on the button below will take you there:
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