Become a Friend

The Friends of Pendle Heritage are a registered charity (No. 513449) supporting the heritage of Pendle Hill and North East Lancashire. We support the Pendle Heritage Centre through activities, volunteering and donations.

Becoming a Friend brings you into a network of people engaged is a variety of interesting activities, organised through four informal groups, Archaeology, Heritage, Gardening and Conservation.

Membership gives free entry to the Heritage Centre Museum and Walled Garden and discounts on talks and lectures. If you like to get away, you can join in trips ranging from one to six days to places as diverse as Saltaire and Orkney!

Individual membership is £10.00 per year or £18.00 for families (children under 16). Life membership £150

To become a Friend, or to make a donation, just email and we’ll email you back.. Alternatively, type your name and email address in the box below then click ‘POST COMMENT’.

By Gift Aiding your subscription we are able to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated *.

To find out what’s planned go to  or check out our blog to see what you’ve missed!

We look forward to welcoming you.


* Nb. Donors must be UK tax payers and pay an amount of Income Tax/Capital gains tax for each year at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities they donate to will reclaim.

5 thoughts on “Become a Friend

  1. Marilyn Pate

    Please could you inform me who to contact with regard to the second hand bookstall event on 17th April, my husband has a number of cycling and walking books which he inherited from a good friend and he has been selling them with proceeds to Pendleside Hospice. If possible he wou.d like to have a stall at your event. Thank you in anticipation

  2. nic deery

    Hi Anthony

  3. Please may I leave a message for Antony Pilling above.
    Ive been looking for a mill expert for what seems like an age. We’re about to take on one in Devon that was the first to open in 1556 and the last to close in 1992. Vertical system – employed about 400 people, We want to turn it back into a mill as a base for our production but heritage mill people here are very few and far between. Could you get in contact please – come for a visit.



  4. David Moss

    Please send me further details/application form to become a FoPH.

  5. Anthony Pilling

    I have been a life member of the Friends of Pendle Heritage since about 2006.
    Retired as Chief Architect for Lancashire County Council, I was Architect for the restoration of Higherford Mill, Queen St Mill Burnley, Helmshore Mills, Haslingden Grane Mill and for the structural repairs to Primet Foundry Loomworks in Colne.
    Currently I am the Heritage Trust for the North West’s Industrial Heritage Advisor and also advise English Heritage and numerous Museums on Textile Mills and Machinery.
    My family’s old firm John Pilling & Sons made looms from 1819 to 1980 closing in 2005 and I restore power looms at ‘Pilling Looms’ in the old weaving shed at Higherford Mill.

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