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Heritage group may have to close unless new members join

Heritage group may have to close unless new members join

by Tom Martin (September 2021)

BURSCOUGH Heritage Group, which has been running for more than ten years, could be forced to close unless more members can be found to help run it.

Due to an ageing committee, the members will hold a meeting later this month to decide if they should wind up the group if they can’t find more volunteers to take up the torch.

A spokesperson said: “Until Covid hit, we had organised an annual heritage weekend, we have run history meetings on winters evenings, installed information boards around the village, and a much appreciated bench on the canal towpath outside the wharf.

“We have also done loads of work visiting schools and other groups informing people of the history of our town.

“We have had a fun time doing all this, however as the present organising committee have got older we feel it may be now time to wind the group up.

“This is unless anyone else would be interested in becoming involved to carry on building on the work we have done. 

“One of the last events that the group may well be organising is the installation of a further two public benches along the canal towpath outside Burscough Wharf for which the group have raised the funds, in thanks largely to a donation from the Tesco bags of help scheme.

“When the benches are installed an unveiling will be organised to which all past members and friends of the group are all invited.”

If you would be interested in joining the group, there will be a meeting at the Bull and Dog pub, on Liverpool Road South, on Monday, September 20 at 7pm to decide its future of the group.

All are welcome to attend. For more information call Janet on 07717 847 463 or Colin on 07931 356 204.

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