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Newsletter Xmas 2016 News 2017 On the 20th September the Chief Executive of Heritage Lottery Fund Ross Kerslake, along with other senior members of HLF North West, Eilish McGuinness – Director of Operations, Nathan Lee – Head of HLF, North West, Louise Sutherland – Development Manager, HLF North West, Laura Ward – Casework Manager, HLF North West, Kay Watson – Office Manager, HLF North West and Committee Members Tiffany Hunt, Stephen Welsh, Aileen McEvoy, Humphrey Welfare, Ivan Wadeson, Sir Neil Cossons, Nigel de Noronha and Steve Garland. Visted various Heritage Lottery Funded projects in the North West to see what difference the  funding was making. We were thrilled to be chosen as one of the projects they visited and even more so with the very positive response by all the the visitors, that our two Heritage Lottery Funded projects  Nursing Heroes the Fern Hill Story and Keeping the Homes Fires Burning, Mrs Ibbitt’s 1917 Shop & Parlour recieved.
Senior Members of  Heritage Lottery Fund North West. Ken Bowden and Albert Marston.

News 2015

Our oldest member , Albert Marston , celebrated his 90th birthday on the 9th December and one day later was presented with a commemorative mug by the Society's President , Ken F Bowden , in the company of many fellow members .
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News 2014

Our main news and project for 2014 was the creation of a diorahma representing number one ward at Fern Hill Hospital, Stacksteads. Funded by winning  a Heritage Lottery bid for which we recieved the fantastic news in July. Following our succesful HLF bid for a World War 1 Then and Now bid, we began work in August 2014, on converting what was once the back yard of the building which many people know was the Hare and Hounds Pub. The area had once been open to the elements but was covered over some years ago.  
M.P Jake Berry and youngest Nat member Callum.

News 2013

Pictured  with Callum, our youngest member is our local MP Jake Berry. We were thrilled to finally welcome Jake and ex Rossendale Mayor Phillip Dunne to the nat after the original planned visit in Septemberhad to be cancelled at the last minute due to the recalling of Parliament and the debate on Syria. Jake spent the evening chatting to members and looking around the museum, libraryand new resource area taking the opportunity to use our newly installed broadband to tweet his September 2013.
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Sharing Heritage Lottery  Grant

Today the 18th August 2018, the Bacup Natural History Society & Museum Committee are thrilled to announce we have been successful in bidding for a Heritage Lottery, Sharing Heritage Grant and have received a National Lottery grant of £10,000 for a project called The Muck & Flea Club.
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The Nat is absolutely thrilled to announce happier news than this time last week. Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund award, we will have a new addition to the Nat in the New Year. As part of a 10,000.00 World War 1 Then and Now programme grant to mark the Centenary of the First World War, we will be creating Mrs Ibbitts 1917 shop and parlour. Through which we will tell the story of life in Bacup during 1917. The name Mrs Ibbitts is based on a real lady Mrs Ibbs, who owned a haberdashery shop in Bacup during the Great War and who often appeared in the local newspaper the Bacup Times in response to her work in organising and sending out war comforts to the boys in the trenches and those held as prisoners of war.
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On Thursday 13th December we welcomed President

Joan Martin of Soroptomist International of Rossendale

and ladies from the club to present the chain of office

and other memorabilia from the old Bacup branch of

the organisation, now merged into the present

Rossendale organisation. She was received by our

President, Ken Bowden, Secretary, Wendy Watters and

Museum Curator, Ken Burke and , after a tour of our

exhibitions and museum, were able to see for

themselves the new location for the donated items in a

display cabinet. Anyone wishing to know more about

SI Rossendale can visit their website>Rossendale.

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