Pendleton Village History

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Local Handloom Weaving

Posted by Sue Marsden on October 18, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Local History Talk

Our next speaker is Tony Cann who will be joining us on November 14th to talk to us about 'Handloom Weaving in the local area.'

Why not come along on the evening at 7.30pm - you don't have to be a member of the History Society to come and listen.

All welcome - £3 on the door includingf te/coffee

Invitation from the Slaidburn Archive

Posted by Sue Marsden on October 18, 2018 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The Slaidburn Archive Exhibition

Saturday 10th November 10 - 4.30pm 

A drop-in day of events to remember all the men and women in the Hodder Valley who served their country in WW1

Exhibition of photographs, documents, letter and memorabilia personal to those who served.

Book Launch of "In Love, In Gratitude, In Remembrance"

Guest Speakers throughout the day.


Swan with Two Necks on BBCRadio Lancashire

Posted by Sue Marsden on March 16, 2016 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The award winning pub The Swan with Two Necks was featured on BBCRadio Lancashire this week with Steve and Christine talking about their industry experience and the history of the popular local. If you missed it here's a chance to listen again available for 28 days.

Pendleton History Society Changes

Posted by Sue Marsden on January 29, 2016 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We have changed the night we meet from the Second Thursday in the month to the Second Wednesday and have arranged a full and interesting programme for 2016 - so why not come and listen to one or all of our future speakers. No membership necessary, just pay on the door – we look forward to seeing you!



Wednesday 10th February - Graham Cooper will speak on the deer parks in Bowland Forest.


Wednesday March 9th - Mrs Julia Beeden will be speaking about the Quakers


Wednesday 13th April - Norman Pearson will share his knowledge of the historical significance of Clitheroe


Wednesday 11th May - Maggie Dickenson will talk about packhorse bridges.



All meetings in Pendleton Village Hall at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.


Admission £3, including tea and biscuits


Date for your Diary

Posted by Sue Marsden on March 4, 2015 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Annual Duck Race & Village Fete date has been fixed for Saturday June 13th 2015

History Talks

Posted by Sue Marsden on March 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The recent programme of History talks in the Village Hall is proving popular and have been well attended. Why not come along and join us for the next talk on March 12 at 7.30pm.

Details of the History talks programme

Pendleton Village Fete

Posted by Sue Marsden on June 19, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Pendleton Village Fete

Starts at 2pm

Duck Race at 3pm

The Village Hall main fundraising event of the year takes place this Saturday June 21st with lots of traditional family games including Hoopla, Splat the Rat and a Coconut Shy along with a Raffle, Book stall, Tombola and Plant Stall. Follow a DUCKS AND DOGS TRAIL through the village and then enjoy the ice cream, drinks and home made refreshments on sale through out the afternoon; tea, coffee and home made cakes will be served in the Village Hall.

This year the village hosts a fun dog show starting at 2pm at the side of the Village Hall and there will be various novelty categories including 'the waggiest tail' and 'the most appealing eyes'. Entries on the day £2


Tickets for the Duck Race will be on sale at £1 each and available to buy in the Village Hall


A slide show of Cawthorne paintings will be shown again for anyone who missed the recent History Club talk and the Pendleton History archive will be open for view.


Pendleton Produce will be offering a selection of home made jams and preserves, home baked cakes and hand crafted cards and gifts.


Come and join us and bring your friends

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Sue Marsden on February 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Talk by Sue Holden on the history of local houses Thursday Feb 13th 7.30pm in the Village Hall

Village History Made today

Posted by Sue Marsden on February 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Our local is voted the best pub in Britain!

Congratulations to The Swan with Two Necks who today was officially declared the best pub in Britain by CAMRA. Steve and Christine have the winning combination of excellent beer, well priced home cooked food and community spirit. The fires blazed away in the tiny pub as a full house of villagers and CAMRA members saw a proud landlord receive the official accolade today.

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Sue Marsden on January 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The next meeting will be on February 13th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and the visiting speaker will be Sue Holden. The subject will be 'Home Sweet Home' Admision £2 on the door. All welcome.