Chipping is a village situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Ribble Valley

Our Society brings together people who are interested in the history of the village and the surrounding area. The members have a wide range of interests and we have a varied and interesting programme of events.

Our archive is available for private study, at St Mary’s Community Hall, Longridge Road, Chipping on our Open Days  on the first Sunday of certain months and at other times by prior appointment. The archive has Census Records, Graveyard Records, old documents, miscellaneous records and many old photographs of the local area and its people.

We are happy to welcome you and assist with any information you may require.

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WINTER PROGRAMME 2021-22

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Next Meeting: Tuesday February 15th 2022


Paddy Brown - the History of Whalley

Local Historian Paddy Brown details the history of the village of Whalley which was once the centre of England’s biggest Parish. From the foundation of the church in the 8th century, through to the arrival of twenty monks from Cheshire in the 13th, Paddy’s entertaining approach to tales of Whalley, the people that make it and the villages institutions makes for an enjoyable evening

Venue: Chipping Village Hall 7.45pm and on Zoom


PLEASE NOTE - due to COVID restrictions there are limited places available at the village hall.

Please contact us on  chipping.history@outlook.com to book a place or request Zoom joining details.



We are also in the process of publishing a new ‘Chipping & Surrounding Areas in Photographs’ booklet . If you think you have some, send them in!


Young men of Chipping who gave their lives during the 1st World War. Unique downloadable booklet HERE

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