‘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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Tuesday 18th October

Ribble Valley Memories -

Dr Brenda Fox

Relating stories from postcards - local scenes in Chipping such as Windy Street and the Post Office to Bashall Eaves and along the Ribble Valley. Brenda  will contrast modern scenes with pictures of the past.

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

The aim of the project is to research and explore the stories behind the names commemorated  on the Chipping War Memorial and the effect the war had on the local community, particularly on the women and children and also on farming and industry. Those who served in the armed forces and returned to live in the community will also form an important part of the project.