Darwen, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Darwen and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Last Days Of St John's Church Darwen

I can remember when the redundancy was declared by the Blackburn Diocese and the worshipping community moved into the 'new' St John's School at the top of Turncroft..... with the assurance of a new church to be built a few yards up from the school site. The land was drained, but it never happened. The old ...Read full memory

A memory of Darwen by Geoff Harwood

My Young Life At Holy Trinity Church

I am amazed to read the memories of Holy Trinity church and school I attended the school; from about 5 years old which I think would have been 1951 the days were lovely to remember after lunch we all had small beds which we used to lie down and had blankets over us I dont think many of us slept but ...Read full memory

A memory of Darwen by Elizabeth Holt

Education And Faith For Holy Trinity.

I attended Holy Trinity Primary School, Church of England, at Darwen in the year 1955, when I was six years of age. There was a spiritual bond between the school and the Holy Trinity Church, as it was then called. On a certain day of the week the class of children I belonged to were given religious ...Read full memory

A memory of Darwen by Peter Farley