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Rotary in Darwen - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Lego Darwen Tower

Building a scale model of Darwen Tower at £1 per brick


Charitable Trust Funds

Charitable Trusts adminstered by Darwen Rotary.


Books for Gambia

Darwen Rotary has been collecting books from local primary schools to be sent to The Gambia


Young Photographer 2019

Darwen heat of the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year competition


Blackburn with Darwen Brass Band Hymn & Marching copetition

23 brass bands from across Lancashire and Yorkshire competing in an open competition on the new Darwen Market Square


Darwen Jubilee Tower Restoration Project

Raising £100,000.00 to fund the restoration of Darwen's iconic tower


About us

Darwen Tower

The most easily recognised symbol of Darwen. It stands on the moors overlooking the town and was built in 1897/8 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign.


On 11th November 2010 the dome and top section of the tower were blown off during a night of very strong winds that caused much damage across the area. Local businesses volunteered their services in repairing the tower and it was hoped to finish the work by the end of March but we waited until May 2011 for English Heritage's blessing. 

The replacement has been manufactured from stainless steel by apprentices at WEC engineering, a Darwen firm.

The new dome was lifted into place on Friday 13th January 2012 by helicopter.  There is a spectacular video of this operation on UTube (although you may wish to fast forward the first 25 seconds).


Oct 18 bulletin.pdf

Nov 2018 bulletin.pdf

Dec Jan 2018.19.pdf

Feb19 bulletin.pdf

March19 bulletin.pdf

April 19 Bulletin.pdf

May 19 Bulletin.pdf

June 19 Bulletin.pdf

JulyAug Bulletin19.pdf



To find out more  click on the What We Do button at the top right of the web page

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Saturday 2nd November 18.00

Town Bonfire

The Mayor's Charity Bonfire at Darwen Cricket Club


Monday 4th November 18.30 - 20.00 Monday 7th October

Club SGM

SGM to elect officers for 2020/2021 and to approve the examined accounts for 2018/19
Also appoint voting delegates to Rotary GBI's ABM

Monday 18th November 18.30

Speaker meeting

Mark and Zack Turner - Calvert Report

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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members

RotaKids supporting their local community

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Dolly's Tea Room
386 Bolton Road
We meet on Mondays at 18:00 for 18:30
(No meetings on Bank Holidays. From July 2017 the club will hold meetings twice a month. Please check future events section for details of dates etc. )
Dolly's Tea Room
386 Bolton Road
BB3 2PS  01254 772033

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