Littleborough’s History

Programme of Speakers during 2017


9th Feb   - Hare Hill House - Iain Bowden - see poster above

9th Mar   - Old Flames! Steam Memories - Granville Dobson

13th Apr  - Current GM Archaeology - Norman Redhead

11th May - Smithy Bridge - the Early Days

8th June  - AGM


Membership and Joining

You can join the Society either at our meetings or at the History Centre. You can also contact our treasure by phone 01706 377685 or by email. Membership is £12 pa for Adults or £8 pa for Concessionary members. Premium membership is £35 pa which offers free access to all meetings and has particular benefits for the Society.


The Society aims to promote and assist the expansion of knowledge of our local area. We also have an extensive archive of historical records, books and pictures both from the 20th Century and earlier as well as more recent times including members research. This website includes details of archaeological excavations. For Roman sites look here and industrial sites check out Cleggswood Colliery, Whittaker Brickworks and Starring Brickworks. Our archive also includes much information on local churches and chapels including many of the latter which have been lost. We have also information on early social movements etc as well as local history. For more details on specific researches  you can contact us.



Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) in the  History Centre on Platform 2 of Littleborough Station. The Centre is fully accessible via the station ramp. Light refreshments are served on arrival. Non Members are very welcome to attend. There is a small charge:- Members £2:00    Visitors £3:00 Parking is available locally

GPS - postcode OL15 8AF