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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.

Santa's Grotto at Darwen Market


Santa will be at the market from 10:00 to 12:30 and 1:00 to 3:00pm Saturdays starting 30th November until Saturday 21st December and from 10:00 to 1:00pm on Christmas Eve. There will be photo and gift options available.

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Charitable Trust Funds


Charitable Trusts adminstered by Darwen Rotary.

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Lego Darwen Tower


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

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Books for Gambia


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

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Darwen Jubilee Tower Restoration Project


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

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Young Photographer 2019


Darwen heat of the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year competition

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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).

   

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April 19 Bulletin.pdf

May 19 Bulletin.pdf

June 19 Bulletin.pdf

JulyAug Bulletin19.pdf

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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

Monday 16th December 18.30

Christmas Message


Speaker - Geoff Tolley

Saturday 21st December 10.00

Santa's Grotto at Darwen Market


Santa will be at the market from10:00 to 12:30 and 1:00 to 3:00pm
There will be photo and gift options available

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Tuesday 24th December 10.00

Santa's Grotto at Darwen Market


Santa will be at the market from10:00am to 1:00pm
There will be photo and gift options available

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Monday 6th January 18.30

Business meeting


Monday 6th January 20.00

Council after ordinary meeting


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Dolly's Tea Room
386 Bolton Road
Darwen
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
Darwen
BB3 2PS  01254 772033

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