‘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.)

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Anthony Hewitson (1836 - 1912) diarist, editor of the ‘Preston Chronicle’ - Margaret Dickinson.

Margaret had had access to the private diaries of her great great uncle, Anthony Hewitson. She will talk about his life and family history. Hewitson is perhaps best known for his book ‘Northward’ in which he reports his travels in the villages

and bye ways along what is now the

A6 from Preston to Lancaster.