Westhoughton History Group


Westhoughton Local History Group aims to provide something for everyone who is interested in the history and development of Westhoughton through the centuries.

The Group has grown steadily since it was established in 2005 and fortnightly meetings upstairs in Westhoughton Library now attract over 70 members.

Some are content to come and listen to presentations or to meet old friends whilst others are actively researching the history of the town.  Recent research has concentrated  on the Peterloo Massacre with an exhibition and drama production scheduled for August and autumn.

A number of publications have been produced over the years and details of these can be found on the publications page of this website.

Contact : howfenhistory@gmail.com

Site updated 25 October 2019