Our aims are to inform people about the rich heritage of Northeast Lancashire, and in particular the Pendle area. Where we can we support local heritage projects, including Pendle Heritage Centre.

Walks and Talks: Heritage and Archaeology

Our events have something for everyone in our local area and beyond. In talks we have learnt about amazing artefacts from the Northwest, historic graffiti, Earby’s Corn Mill – from corn to cotton to bust, remembered the Sixties, been entertained by a former Burnley FC footballer/Headmaster. Tours have included Colne Town Hall, Earby Youth Hostel, Stonyhurst College, Little Savoy Community Cinema in Colne. Regular Archaeology walks take place, as well as town walks ranging from Barnoldswick to Earby.

In 2023 the Friends celebrated their 40th anniversary with a full day programme of events at Pendle Heritage Centre, both in the Cruck Barn and in the garden, with specialist speakers in attendance: Alan Gardner (former National Senior Buildings Conservation Manager with the National Trust), Paul Simons (current Chair of World Heritage UK and renowned architect and specialist in timber framed buildings), Sue Wrathmell (conservation and vernacular architecture specialist).

We raise money from subscriptions and welcome donations. Our second-hand books sold at Pendle Heritage Centre also raises money for our funds.

Come along and join us. Get involved.