‘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 17th April 7.45pm

Andy Bennison

Searching for Matthew

A forty minute monologue and enactment with slides based on the true story of Lizzie, a Lancashire mill worker, who went in search of her brother’s story in the 1920’s after he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

The speaker’s fee is to be donated to St. Catherine’s Hospice Lostock Hall.

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

Unique downloadable booklet HERE