The Society was founded in 1975, shortly after the change in Local Government when Barnoldswick, for centuries a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, became for administrative purposes incorporated into Lancashire.
The aim of the fledgling Society was to ensure that the history and heritage of the town should not be forgotten. That still continues to be the Society's principle aim today.
In the year 2000 the Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary by compiling a book of photographs entitled "Barnoldswick - A Century of Change", a few copies of which are still available for anyone wishing to know more about the community.
From September to April meetings are held in the town library on the last Thursday of each month, with additional excursions arranged during Spring and Summer.
Further information may be obtained by contacting us.