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LOCAL GROUPS

Here are details of some local community groups, clubs & societies.

Boating


Wheelton Boat Club

Membership open to all with an interest in waterways. Moorings at top lock of Johnson Hillock locks.
Social events for members. www.wheeltonboatclub.co.uk

Bowls


Indoor Bowls

Over 55's Indoor Bowling
Venue: 2pm to 4pm - Heapey and Wheelton Village Hall,
West View, Wheelton
Just come along, even if you just want to watch. Most Tuesdays

Crown Green

St Chads Bowling Club
St Chads Bowling Club have teams in several Chorley Leagues during competition season
(May to September)
• Monday - Mixed Team - Chorley & District League
• Tuesday - Mens Team - Chorley Churches League
• Wednesday - Ladies - Chorley & District League (2 nd Div Champions 2003)
• Thursday afternoon - 2 x Mixed Veteran - Chorley Veterans League (over 55's)
New bowlers always welcome, including beginners. Everyone welcome.
Subscriptions - £10 (2003)    
Contact Neil Murgatroyd - Chorley 266459.

Cricket


White Coppice Cricket Club,

White Coppice has one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in England and is a great place to go for a cup of tea and home made cake on match days (most Saturdays from April to September). For more information contact the Secretary at the ground.

Brinscall
Brinscall

Withnell Fold Cricket Club
www.wfcc.co.uk

Dancing


Hoghton Folk Dance Club

Meets Hoghton Village Hall
Most Tuesdays 8pm to 10pm (but not in June, July or August)
Everyone welcome, and no partners necessary. Beginners most welcome.
For more details contact Roy Smith, Club Leader. Tel Preston 716772
roy@smithk88.fsnet.co.uk

For a comprehensive list of Lancashire Folk clubs, bands, etc, log on to www.lancashirefolk.co.uk/

Lancashire Societies

Lancashire Dialect Society

How Do!!, whad's awe this abeawt ?  http://ldsociety.com/

Chorley And District Natural History Society?
Come and see what we do, click the link.


Lions Club International


Chorley Lions Club

Chorley Lions Club organise events & collections to raise money for local charities.
The Club meets 8pm 1 st & 3 rd Wednesdays of each month at the Dressers Arms.
New members welcome - open to Men & Ladies. Lions.

Music

Traditional Music
Also see here for details of informal traditional music session - Dressers Arms Folk Club,
Sunday evening

Chorley Pipe Band
We practice twice a week at Washington Hall fire training centre, Chorley. We are looking for pipers and drummers and we also offer tution from the ages of 8 upwards.

Contact the secretary, Lynn Thompson on 01257 410836 or the Pipe Major, Andrew Paton on 07960893579

Riding


The Pony Club - Wheelton & District Branch
Pony Club wheelton

Wheelton and Brinscall Bridleways Association - click here for details
For membership details email Jsvgr@aol.com

Running Clubs

Blackburn Road Runners
http://www.blackburnroadrunners.net

Chorley Athletic Club
http://www.chorleyharriers.co.uk/

Swimming


Withnell Swimming Club
Meet at Brinscall Swimming Pool Monday and Friday nights, 7.30pm to 9.15pm.

Tennis

There are tennis courts at Withnell Fold Tennis Club.
http://www.wfcc.co.uk/tennishome.html

Walking


Ramblers Association - Chorley branch
ramblers.org.uk

Scramblers - for Small Chorley Ramblers
Organise 8 walks per year.

Women's Groups


Lancashire Federation of WI's
There are WI (Women's Institute) groups who meet at Withnell Fold and White Coppice.
For details contact Lancashire Federation of WI's at WI