Downham Banner

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

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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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RIBBLE VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME
Last Night of the Ribble Valley Proms
Saturday 21st September at 7.30pm
Old School Rooms,
Lowergate, Clitheroe
Tickets 01254 384893

Care in the community

Talk and discussion session on living with dementia.

Monday 7th October, at 6.30 pm
at Downham Village Hall.

Talk by the Trainer of a domiciliary care company, Right at Home, which is aimed at raising awareness of living with dementia. As we live longer so we shall see and are seeing, an increase of people with the condition. Even if we are not directly affected at present we all need to know something about dementia and what it is like to live with it or care for with a loved one who does. 

The Ancient Tree Forum is coming to Bowland - Monday 7th October, Downham Village Hall, 7 - 8.30pm

Ted Green MBE and Jill Butler of the Ancient Tree Forum are two of our leading specialists. Ted founded the Ancient Tree Forum and was awarded the Royal Forestry Society's Gold Medal in 2017. Ted will introduce the concept of working trees in the Bowland landscape.

The event is free but voluntary donations to Champion Bowland CIO ( the charity that supports environmental projects in the AONB ) will go towards our Landmark trees campaign.

To book a place go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-bowland-ancient-tree-forum-our-landmark-trees-tickets-69853223873

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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