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.
Darwen Jubilee Tower Restoration Project
Raising £100,000.00 to fund the restoration of Darwen's iconic towerdetails
Books for Gambia
Darwen Rotary has been collecting books from local primary schools to be sent to The Gambiadetails
Recently Darwen Rotary agreed to fund two shelter boxes to help out in the relief effort following the earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi, typhoon on Mangkhut in the Philippines and the earthquake in Lombokdetails
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).
To find out more click on the What We Do button at the top right of the web page
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 6th May 18.30
No Meeting ~ Bank Holiday
Saturday 11th May 09.00
Darwen Rotary Day
A chance to showcase the many good causes supported by Rotary and for local charities to meet the public
Monday 13th May 18.30
Monday 13th May 20.00
Council after ordinary meeting
Monday 20th May 18.30
Barbara Dickinson talking about her life in Kenya and how the Rotary and Lloyd’s trust has supported her over the years.
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.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(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