Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Did you miss out???

A new book on Darwen and its Characters, written by Harold Heys and published by the Friends of Darwen Library, sold out within 24 hours of its launch at Darwen Library. The FODL are planning to print a second edition which will be available before their next coffee morning on November 22.

Meanwhile, there has been a lot of interest in close on 50 photos of war memorials from Darwen churches. Said chairman John East: "Every family in Darwen lost someone in the Great War. And most people who come into the Library to look at the photos recognise a family member who fell or served in the conflict."

The FODL are also experimenting with a rolling TV show of pictures from the Library archives. Take a look - there's bound to be something to interest everyone whether it's street scenes, trams and buses, churches and schools or parks and cemeteries.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

"Darwen and its characters"

DARWEN Library is staging an exhibition of photos of church memorials to local lads who died in the Great War – more than 1,300 of them. There will be about 50 photos in the display which will run for over two months until early October.

The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, July 26, at a coffee morning in the Library (from 10am).

A glossy new book on "Darwen and its characters" by semi-retired local journalist Harold Heys will be launched at the same time. There will also be a sale of local memorabilia. Says John East, chairman of the Friends of Darwen Library: "It will be a busy morning. Anyone looking to buy a present for someone, especially a Darrener living abroad, will have a ball."

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Grannys War

A wonderful and superb book about the Shorrock family a must read folks, now available to order from Jill Faux 01228 710661