Chorley Family History Research Centre
Astley Hall Farmhouse
Telephone 01257 231600 (When open)
01257 262028 (when closed)
Events at the Research Centre
19th September - First Steps in Family History
Our beginners family history course
Monday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
2nd and 3rd
Saturday 12.00am to 4.00pm
The Research Centre will be closed on Bank Holidays
Ring for an appointment to ensure resources are available
Family History Computer Club
Our Family History Computer Club is open to all members of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society.
It will be held on the 3rd Monday of the month starting on Monday 21st September.
This will be a self help group where we will aim to help each other to make the best use our computers in Family History. We will be talking about things like software, websites, hints and tips that will help us with our research.
Computers will be available as well as facilities to use your own.
We start at 7.30pm and aim to finish about 9.30pm.
The cost is £2.50 per evening,
If you would like to join us get in touch with Sheila on 01257 262028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us
Chorley is easy to find - just off junction 8 of the M61. From there follow the many brown tourist road signs to Astley Hall, which is to the west of Chorley town centre off the A581 Chorley-Southport Road
We are also only a 15 minute drive from junction 27 of the M6, simply follow the A49 Preston route until you see the brown signs at the village of Euxton. Parking for cars and coaches is available in the Astley Village car park to the rear of Astley Hall. There is no charge for parking.
If using a SatNav please use postcode PR7 1XA
Chorley is served by regular buses from surrounding towns, including, Blackburn, Bolton, Manchester and Preston. From the town's bus station C8/9 minibuses operate every 15 minutes to Astley village (except Sundays).
Chorley is on the Blackpool/Preston/ Manchester line, only 30 minutes from the centre of Manchester. Chorley railway station is approximately 20 minutes walk from Astley Hall, through Astley Park, or buses are available from the bus station opposite.
Euxton Balshaw Lane station is on the Liverpool/Wigan/Preston line is approximately a 30 minute walk from Astley Hall.
There are a number of fences and gates within the park in order to secure cycles.
Chorley Family History Research Centre Online
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- Events at the Research Centre
- Pre Hand Over site visit 08 09 2014
- Opening of the Astley Hall Farmhouse 17 October 2014
- St Gregory Primary School visit
- Chorley Branch Education Class visit - 14 November 2014
- Visit by Judith Hilton from Spain
- BBC Radio Lancashire Visit 15 12 2014
- Visit to St Michaels School
- Festubert Exhibition June 2015
- Family History for All Launch Pictures
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