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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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.

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The Downham Banner was made in 1885 to commemorate the Centenary of the Downham Benevolent Society. It is a large Banner designed to be used at the head of the Parades held by the Society. 

The Banner is now installed and on display at Clitheroe Castle Museum. The History Group were amongst the guests at a Preview at Clitheroe Castle Museum and The Atrium Café. The banner looks magnificent in its conserved state in a refurbished gallery. As former owners the Warden on behalf of the Parish Church formally presented the banner to the head of Collections for the County Museum Service, Heather Davis. The generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund was acknowledged as was the work of the County Museum staff in preparing the exhibition and the People’s History Museum Conservation Department for the magnificent job in conserving the banner for exhibition.

Banner Viewing to celebrate its move to a permanent new home in Clitheroe Castle Museum.

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

Centenary Banner of the Downham Benevolent Society


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