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Railway talk in September

Seeing there are no local history talks anymore in my village, I have decided to repeat my popular talk ‘The railway through Brindle and Hoghton’.

Hoghton Station c1950
Hoghton Station c1950
I have booked Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle near Chorley PR6 8NH for Sunday, 21st September.

It will start at 2.00 p.m. and admission will be just £3 (which matches the ‘local’ Historical Society admission prices).

The talk looks at a stretch of the Blackburn to Preston railway line, opened in 1846, as it goes through the villages of Brindle and Hoghton.

There used to be two stations serving the villages but both were closed ‘pre-Beeching’.

However, quite a bit remains and I have many ’now and then’ images in the hour long talk.