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Bleasdale Heritage Centre has a wide collection of local history focusing on life in Bleasdale and its surrounding area from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It includes census returns, research, photographs,biographies, maps and memorabilia. Click here to see the full Bleasdale Archive Index

There is a detailed section covering World War 1, which was financed from the Heritage Lottery Fund World War 1 project, entitled "The Countryside at War - Bleasdale Remembers". This includes a wide collection of World War 1 information, biographies of those who died, those who returned and a variety of photographs showing life on the Bleasdale Homefront.

A small group of interested people have extended the collection of our local history over the last few years so please come along to browse, research, or investigate your family history on one of our Bleasdale Heritage Open Afternoons.

Sunday 21st April
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May (Bleasdale Tower Gardens)
Sunday 23rd June
Sunday 14th July
A display of local history and an opportunity to research your own local history with Ancestry and Find My Past at the hall
A team of local researchers will be available to help you, Census returns available for study
Homemade tea and cakes available

The dates of these Open Afternoons are advertised in the BLEASDALE PARISH NEWSLETTER.

Also, for specific dates please look in the following publications:-

The FELLSIDE FOCUS, which is the magazine of the Fellside Team Ministry serving the parishes of Barton, Bilsborrow, Bleasdale, Goosnargh and Whitechapel, and is available in all these churches. Also, FOCUS MAGAZINE, sometimes known as 'THE GREEN BOOK'.

Homemade cakes and tea/coffee are available for a small charge.