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.


** OPEN WEEKENDS SATURDAY/SUNDAY 11th-12TH & 18TH-19TH OF SEPTEMBER 2021 **

In recognition of Heritage Open Days - England, many organisations throughout England, including the National Trust, are opening their sites and museums at various times between the 9th & 19th September 2021 for the annual celebration of National Heritage. At Whitworth, we will be opening our museum this coming weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, the 11th & 12th Sept., 2021 from 11.00am > 4.00pm on both days. Whilst the focus is clearly all about the collection, we will be serving tea/coffee and cakes for those who wish to partake. We will repeat the extended opening the following weekend, 18th & 19th September. Entrance to the museum is free although there will be a small charge for refreshments. We do hope you will find time to support us. In addition to the collection, we will have a stall selling various books and heritage items which, mainly through duplication, are surplus to our requirements. You are welcome to come and browse.



** THE 2021 - 2022 WINTER LECTURE PROGRAMME **

We are pleased to report the return of our popular Winter Lecture Programme, which barring any future restrictions will resume in October 2021. Please note that for the October, November and December meetings at least we will be holding them in the Hallfold URC schoolroom as it has a far greater capacity than the museum and we should be able to provide a socially distanced seating plan.Full details of the new programme can be found at our lecture page by clicking HERE



WHS 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:

CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL BELOW TO DOWNLOAD A COPY:
WHS Privacy Statement

WHS RECEIVE GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE CO-OP CUSTOMERS:

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. Below 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


Co-op Cheque

Supported by the Co-op


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:
Older News








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