Sunday, 30 November 2014

The History of the Harwoods of Darwen,

An new amazing book has just come out for all you Darreners
The History of the Harwoods of Darwen, Volume 1 is now available to order on-line at

Brian Lomax 1967 - 2014

Friends of Darwen Days

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the passing of a Darwen Days stalwart and former vice Chairman Mr Brian Lomax

Brian as well as carrying out his committee duties spent hundreds of hours taking thousands of pictures all around Darwen for your enjoyment. Brian has given Darreners and wider audience hours of enjoyment and untold memories. You would always see Brian with his camera slung around his neck almost hidden by his camouflage jacket, either on the main road, snooping around old buildings or up on the moors. Brian was his own man but his dedication to the early days of Darwen Days was immense.

Brian's legacy will be the photographs he has placed on Darwen Days. Also the memories he leaves us of the time we spent together.
Brian we thank you for your great work and dedication and help in making Darwen Days what it is today.

Absque Labore Nihil - a true Darrener

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The battle of Jutland

The battle of Jutland
A dramatic oil painting by Charles Dixon, will be returning to Darwen library at the end of November after 40 years on display at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. The painting was donated to Darwen Corporation in 1920 by ‘an anonymous friend’, in memory of all the Darwen men who were killed in the Great War and was on display in Darwen’s reference library for over 50 years before being moved in 1974. The Friends of Darwen Library will unveil the large painting at a coffee morning in the library, all welcome – admission free.
Darwen Library - Saturday, 22 November from 10am – 12.30pm.