Thursday, 6 October 2016

Turton Local History Society

Turton Local History Society
Turton Local History Society was established in 1974 with the aim of promoting an interest in history in general and of our own area in particular by discussion, research and record.

Our area, the old Urban District of Turton, includes the ancient Townships of Bradshaw, Edgworth, Entwistle, Harwood, Longworth, Quarlton and Turton.

Illustrated talks and meetings are held from August to April inclusive on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at Longsight Church Centre, Harwood beginning at 7.30pm.

To date we have published 36 booklets on local topics researched from deeds, maps and documents loaned from private possession, and we are indebted to those people who have kindly allowed us access to information previously unpublished. This is backed up with existing records held by Bolton Local Studies, Lancashire Record Office and others.

We have organized many slide shows/talks and walk-abouts for local schools and talked to many Societies and Clubs who have an interest in Turton Local History.  Any organisation seeking a speaker or requiring further information on the Society should contact the Secretary.

Areas of Interest - Turton Local History Society
Ancient townships in the Parish of Bolton le Moors (white + blue)
Deane (light grey) and detached parts of Middleton (purple)