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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.

Visit to Anson Engine Museum

A small group of Rotarians visited the Anson Engine Museum at Poynton, Stockport.



International committee activities


Lego Darwen Tower

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


Schools Dictionary for Life

Rotary Club of Darwen donated Dictionaries for Life to all 14 primary schools in the town.


Rotary Video Showcase

Videos showcasing modern Rotary


Visit from Denise Gee of ELHT&Me

Denise visited the club to invite us to a breakfast event for the East Lancashire Hospital Trust's Charity and to tell us about its work.


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).


April 2017 Bulletin.pdf

May 2017 Bulletins.pdf

June17 Bulletin.pdf

July Aug 2017 Bulletin.pdf

September 2017 bulletin.pdf 

October_2017 Bulletin.pdf

November 2017 Bulletin.pdf

Dec.Jan 2017 Bulletin.pdf

Febryary 2018 bulletin.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

Monday 5th March 18.30 -

Club open forum evening

No set agenda so that members can discuss any topics they feel appropriate.

Monday 19th March 18.30 -

Committee night

Monday 19th March 20.00

Council after ordinary meeting

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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.

Rotary supporting young people

Rotary on the brink of polio history

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

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. )
The Hawkshaw Suite, Dawen Masonic Hall, Hawkshaw Avenue,
Darwen, Lancashire BB3 1QZ  01254 702594

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