Thank you for visiting us and we hope that you will discover all you want to know about who we are and what we are doing by browsing through our website.

Whether or not, we should be very pleased to meet you at any of our monthly talks etc and you can find full details of all of these on the Talks & Meetings page. A brief resume of the recent talks can also be found there.

Should you need more, please use the Contact page and, in any case, please leave your comments and suggestions there too - we would be glad to hear from you.

Clitheroe Town Trail


If you want to know more about the town, it's history and places of interest then take a look at our town trail here...



Next Talk / Meeting

Monday 27 May - 2:20 PM to 2:20 pm

Programme 2019 - 2020

Click  More to see the 2019 - 2020 programme

Next AGM / Committee Meeting

Monday 2 September - 7:00 PM to 9:00 pm

AGM 2019

 The 2019 AGM will be held 2nd September at 7.00pm followed by a talk on

The origins and use of Lancashire Dialect

Syd Calderdale performs stories, songs and poems told in Lancashire dialect. He has been called a “Lancashire Dialect Historian”, (a description coined by Paul Martin of BBC2’s Flog It) with almost 40 years of experience of researching, collecting and performing dialect works from our literary heritage. He’s  Chairman of “The Lancashire Society”, committee member of the “Edwin Waugh Dialect Society” and founder of the “National Dialect Day”. He’s been on BBC radio & TV, made several recordings, appeared at folk, arts and literary festivals up and down England but mainly in Lancashire



News & Events

Thursday 2 May 2019

Clitheroer Civic Society Sound Archive

Invitation to carry out interviews and/or being interviewed

Thursday 2 May 2019

Members Annual Trip 2019: Lancaster & Morecambe

Following the success of last year’s trip to Hebden Bridge and the positive response from Members at the March Public Meeting we are going to visit the City of Lancaster and Lancaster Civic Society (LCS) has agreed to host this visit from our Society. A provisional date has been proposed for Wednesday 21st August though as yet to be finally confirmed.

Lancaster townscape

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Extracts from an Illustrated History of the County of Lancashire

By Mr. Redding and W. C. Taylor  Published in 1842
Sections on: Burnley, Padiham, Whalley, Clitheroe, Waddington, Mitton, Stonyhurst and Ribchester

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Clitheroe Civic Society

Why not become a fully paid up member?

Subscription is only £18 per anum and is free to students (if you are under 18).
You can join at any of the meetings or leave a request on the Contact page and we will get back to you.

View across the Valley

Photo by Will Downing

Join the Society

Encourage Civic Pride

Volunteering to take practical action to improve our local environment and support the growth of civic pride as with the Pinnacle Project. >

Find Out About Our Local History & Culture

To provide resources for research and education about the geography, history, culture and architecture of the area as with the Clitheroe Town Trail. >

Help Us Preserve Our History

To ensure the preservation, protection and promotion of features of historic or public interest in the town like the preservation of the Clitheroe Advertiser & Times bound volumes. >

Have a Voice on Planning Proposals

Help us improve and promote high standards of planning, design and architecture in our built environment. Here's our committee meetings. >