Wedding Venue

Downham Village is your ideal Lancashire wedding venue, what better backdrop could you have for your special day than in probably the most beautiful village in the Ribble Valley.

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Downham Banner

The conservation and display of the Centenary Banner of the Downham Benevolent Society.

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SOUL and MOTOWN NIGHT

Downham Village Hall
Friday September14th
7.30
Tickets £12
Hot Supper by Greendale Kitchen
Bar Available
Ring Sue 01200440912
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there but not there

OUR installation, There but not There , honouring the seven men of Downham and Twiston who died in the Great War 1914-18 was completed exactly one hundred days before the anniversary of the Armistice on 11th November and will remain open until Remembrance Day. The exhibit comprises even Perspex cut-out men spread around the church in the pews that they left unoccupied one hundred years ago. At each pew there is a brief description of the fallen man and, at the back of Church, a booklet with some additional information. There is a Poppy banner at the gate inviting everyone to come inside and view the installation.

MEMORIES AND MEMORABILIA
HISTORY AND MEMORIES OF DOWNHAM SCHOOL

The School Building at Downham has been in use since 1839. In celebration of those 180 years in education the Downham history Group is inviting past pupils and staff and others with knowledge, memories and articles or documents to come along to an information drop in to be held on Sunday afternoon 16th September at Downham Village Hall between 2 and 4.00 pm for cake and tea.

The purpose is to gather information for a larger public exhibition and scrapbook event in 2019. You are invited to come along and share your memories.

We propose to scan precious documents so that originals may be immediately returned to owners.

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The village of Downham in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies at the foot of Pendle Hill, close to the thriving market town of Clitheroe. It is often hailed as the most beautiful village in Lancashire, with unrivalled views unspoilt by overhead wires, satellite dishes, roadside signage and TV aerials.

The Assheton family is responsible for the village and surrounding well-managed estate. The manor has been in the family’s ownership since 1558 and has passed through a direct male line of the Asshetons since 1680.

This small but thriving community offers the visitor an acclaimed gastro pub with rooms – the Assheton Arms - a lovely tearoom at Greendale View on the way into Downham from Chatburn and, in Summer and clement weather, a friendly ice cream shop near the village’s car park and village green. 

The well-equipped village hall is an ideal venue for parties and celebrations while the Church extends a warm welcome to all and the availability of the Estate camping barn for overnight stays adds to Downham’s appeal.

The village has a car park, small information centre and lavatory block in the centre of the village. Downham welcomes visitors, but the village’s small size is such that coaches with more than 30 seats will not be able to park or unload in the village. Please contact the village hall bookings secretary to arrange reasonably priced coach parking at the village hall. 

 

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