Welcome to Littleborough’s History

This website has been designed and produced by Bernard Pratt for The Littleborough Historical & Archaeological Society Ltd (LHAS)

Information and pictures shown on their website are mainly from the LHAS’s extensive Archive together with my own pictures and extensive researches together with those of Society Members and others, all happily acknowledged. I hope you find the website a useful source of information on the History of Littleborough and the surrounding areas of Calderbrook, Summit, Shore, Hollingworth Lake, Rakewood, Smithy Bridge and Dearnley. Check out the individual pages using the Navigation Bar. You can also find the Society on our facebook page via the links right.


New members are always welcome. Why not join us? Full details here

Membership fees are:

£35:00 - Premium Membership including membership fees and meetings;

£12:00 - Ordinary Membership Fee;

£ 8:00  - Concessionary (up to 16 and over 62 years of age)


LHAS welcomes requests for information or clarification of items on this website. However for more detailed information Individuals will be charged a fee of £10 to cover the time required to undertake the necessary research. This amount can go towards Membership fees.

The Society has also supplied Research and Photographs from its Collection to a number of Companies. The level of fee charged will depend on the level of research or the number of pictures required. Details available on request but a minimum payment of £50 is expected.

Pictures on this website are, unless stated otherwise, the Copyright of the Littleborough Historical and Archaeological Society Ltd or of the photographer who has loaned the picture or the Copyright holder where mentioned. You are welcome to use a photograph for personal use but not for commercial reasons.

Email - lborohist@gmail.com

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:00 pm; doors open before 7:30 pm

See here for Contact Details

Littleborough History Centre, Platform 2 Littleborough Station

Stephenson Square, Railway Street,

Littleborough, Lancs  - OL15 8AF

For the Norden & District Local History Society’s programme of talks - see here

BELOW - Panorama of Littleborough from Cleggswood Hill. From right to left - Littleborough Canal Wharf with Holy Trinity Parish Church behind;

The site of the coal drops was where trucks are parked - now  taken by the revised road layout.

Littleborough Station behind (buildings now the History Centre)