Friends of Pendle Heritage
We are a registered charity (No. 513449) supporting the heritage of Pendle Hill and the surrounding area of North East Lancashire, historically known as Blackburnshire. Our base is the Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford but we also meet in Rossendale, Blackburn and at the Pepper Hill Barn Study Centre in Wycoller Country Park, near Colne. There are around two hundred ‘Friends’ across North East Lancashire and further afield. Anyone can become a Friend.
We have three sets of activities. Heritage looks at the broad heritage of buildings, places and events and organises Afternoon Talks and Evening Lectures, which are also open to non-members. Archaeology studies past human activity through artefacts, architecture and cultural landscapes and Conservation likes hands-on restoration and interpretation, whether that be at Wycoller Country Park, the Pendle Heritage Centre or elsewhere.
We try to have something for everyone: trips and outings as well as study and research. Some of us get our hands dirty with active archaeology and conservation. We support Heritage Trust for the North West in its work of conservation and are members of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA).
We are run by four officers and a committee elected by the annual general meeting.
Chairman: David Morris
Deputy Chairman: Frank Walsh
Hon. Secretary: Jean Hardman
Hon. Treasurer: Cathryne Lobley