March Meeting

Wednesday 5th March. At short notice, Boyd Harris from Chorley Arch Soc has kindly offered to give a presentation on the History of Withnell Fold, a Lancashire Village and Paper Mill. The village and paper mill were built on a green-field site in 1843 and the owner and builder,Thomas Blinkhorn Parke, kept detailed diaries about the mill & village. They give a first hand account of rural and industrial life from the mid 1840s.