Earby & District Local History Society

c/o 22 Salterforth Road, Earby
Barnoldswick BB18 6ND


Our aims are to raise awareness and interest in the history of the Ancient Parish of Thornton-in-Craven, of which Earby was a part. We aim to facilitate research into the heritage of Earby and District, including Thornton-in-Craven, Kelbrook, Sough, Hague, Harden and Salterforth.

Lancashire County Council Museum Service

Stanley Street
Preston PR1 4YP


The textile industry collections of Lancashire County Museum Service include three former textile mills, textile machinery, photographs, books, catalogues and textile machine manuals. They are located at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale and Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley.

Ormskirk & District Family History Society

PO Box 213, Aughton
Ormskirk L39 5WT


Explores genealogy in south west Lancashire.

Society for Name Studies in Britain & Ireland

22 Peel Park Avenue
Clitheroe BB7 1ET


A society devoted to the study of names (place-names, personal names, and other names) from linguistic, historical, and sociological perspectives.

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum

Towneley Park
Burnley BB11 3RQ


Towneley Hall is a council-owned museum and art gallery, offering an intriguing combination of historic art collection alongside a changing programme of contemporary exhibitions.