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Blackburn Local History Society was formed in May 1989 and aims to promote interest in the history and heritage of the Blackburn area, and to encourage and publish historical research of local interest.

The Society holds regular meetings, usually on the last Tuesday of each month.

In the summer months (May-August) these meetings are usually held outside and take the form of either a visit to a property of historical interest, ranging from breweries to stately homes, or a member-guided tour of a local area of historical interest.

Meetings between September and April are held indoors at Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn. All of our “indoor” meetings feature a guest speaker covering a topic of local historical interest.

We welcome enquiries about the local history of our town, just use our Contacts page to e-mail your request.

If you require any help with family history relating to the Blackburn area you should contact the Blackburn Branch of the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society at: blackburn@lfhhs.org.uk

A Society newsletter is produced 3 times per year and the Society endeavours to publish its Journal and other relevant material on an irregular basis.

Annual membership costs just £10.00 for which members receive a copy of each newsletter, the Journal and free admission to lectures during our winter programme.