Community Column: ‘Interpreting Acre’ Project Events

Published October 14, 2016 at 12:50

The Friends of Acre Village are hosting two events in autumn to celebrate their ‘Interpreting Acre’ project. This project was funded by a Sharing Heritage grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The first event is a ‘Beating the Bounds’ guided walk around the rediscovered historic boundary of Acre Village. The group are meeting in Winfields Car Park at 1.30pm on Sunday 30th October.  Anyone wishing to take part must wear appropriate footwear; dogs are welcome but must be on leads and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The second event is ‘Memories of Acre – a Christmas Celebration’. This is being held at Dearden Tea Rooms in Haslingden on Tuesday 6th December between 12-3pm. All the historical research and information discovered about Acre as part of the project will be on display. The event also included Afternoon Tea. Booking for this event is essential as spaces are limited. We are also asking for a donation of £5 for this which will be used for future improvements in and around Acre village.

Local resident and group Chair, Ste Gent said:

“It’s been a busy and exiting time for Acre and I’d like to thank all those who have helped so far in the projects. As a very small group what we have achieved so far is remarkable – particularly in relation to Interpreting Acre and the funding we have received from the Heritage Lottery.We are looking for more members to join the group, we’re a small informal group who usually meet at the Griffin Pub or Dearden Tearooms, we’d welcome your ideas about how to improve Acre and it’s great way of pulling our community together – you can play as big or small a part in the group as you’d like, every little bit helps.”

If you’re interested in becoming part of our group please email us at: We look forward to hearing from you.

If you would like to book on the events or would like more information, please email or phone Proffitts (CIC) on 01204 778907


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