‘Chipping at War’ - The impact of the First World War on a small community

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.

Chipping Local History Society

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We have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund: Then and Now Programme to mark the centenary of the First World War.

(See ‘Chipping at War’ page.)

World War I Junior Trail

Quiz for children - See Chipping at War page

Tuesday 16th October

Brenda Brodie and Valerie Whitaker

Lord Winmarleigh, St Luke’s Church and Winmarleigh Village – the little known story of a big man

The talk will introduce the man, the business man, Member of Parliament, soldier and philanthropist. It will include his life, what he did for Lancashire, his country and the little village of Winmarleigh, whose name he took for his title when he was enobled and where he chose to spend the later years of his life.

Young men of Chipping who gave their lives during the 1st World War.

Unique downloadable booklet HERE