|2008||Opening of Police Post within the Public Hall|
|2006||Spirit of Sport officially unveiled|
|2005||Opening of new Heritage Centre at Horwich Resource Centre|
|2004||Opening of new police station at Middlebrook|
|2004||Opening of the Pathway Centre: Rivington & Blackrod High School and Lord Street Primary School|
|2002||Commonwealth Games - Cycling & badminton events in Horwich|
|2001||Bolton Arena opens - Horwich Celebration benches installed outside of Public Hall|
|1999||Horwich Parkway Railway Station opened|
|1997||New Fire Station opened. First Bolton Wanderers match at the Reebok Stadium|
|1995||Horwich Heritage Centre opened within the Resource Centre|
|1991||Horwich Resource Centre opened|
|1990||Horwich and Crowborough entered a town twinning agreement|
|1983||Horwich Loco Works closed|
|1980||Old Station Park was officially opened on the site of the former railway station|
|1976||Railway Mechanic's Institute burned down|
|1974||The Town Council succeeded the Urban District Council|
|1972||The building of the rest of the Leisure Centre started|
|1968||Horwich Leisure Centre Swimming Pool opened|
|1967||Horwich Railway Station closed|
|1958||35 people killed in an air crash on Winter Hill|
|1955/6||The television station was erected on Winter Hill|
|1948||Lord Leverhulme's bungalow demolished|
|1940||King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II visited Horwich in recognition of the town's contribution to the war effort|
|1937||De Havilland factory started|
|1922||Horwich RMI Band became Champions of Great Britain and the Colonies|
|1904||Victoria Mill founded.|
|1903||Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men became World Champions|
|1900||William Hesketh Lever, later Lord Leverhulme, bought the manor of Rivington and built a bungalow and magnificent gardens on thehillside below Rivington Pike|
|1894||The Urban District Council was formed|
|1891||Population had risen to 12,850|
|1889||The first newly built locomotive (Number 1008) left the works|
|1887||A bakehouse in Beatrice Street becomes a chapel for the congregation which later built St Catherine's Church|
|1886||St Mary's Catholic Parish established|
|1884||Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway purchased land for a new railway works at Horwich|
|1878||The Public Hall built as a Leisure Centre by Peter Martin, his widow presented it to the Local Board who used it for Council work|
|1874||The Local Board was formed. The start of Local Government|
|1840||Horwich has its first policemen|
|1830||The foundation stone of the present Holy Trinity Church was laid|
|1818||Horwich Moor enclosed|
|1774||Lee Chapel built (now Lee Lane Church)|
|1763||The Turnpike Road through Horwich was improved|
|1733||The present tower on Rivington Pike was constructed|
|1719||New Chapel built|
|1660||Horwich Church registers exist from this date|
|1651||It is likely that Horwich men were involved in the Bolton Massacre, for which the Earl of Derby was executed in Churchgate, Bolton|
|1643||Horwich men fought at the Battle of Middlewich|
|1622||Account from the constable of Manchester of two men escaping from the Horwich stocks|
|1611||The manor of Rivington sold to Robert Lever and James Breres|
|1588||Rivington Pike Beacon lit to announce the coming of the Spanish Armada|
|1566||Rivington Grammar School was founded by Bishop Pilkington|
|1552||The King's Commissioners visited Horwich Church|
|1547||Five shillings paid for the new curfew rope for Horwich Chapel|
|1473||Thirteen houses had been built|
|1322||Sixteen plots for pasture in Horwich|
|1282||The forests of Horwich valued at £24|
|1280||A document refers to the highway, now Georges Lane|
|1277||Martin Grelley, Baron of Manchester prosecuted Martin de Rumworth for carrying off deer in Horwich chase|
|1102||Albert Grelley became Baron of Manchester and Horwich became his private hunting forest|
|1500BC||Date of Bronze Age burial mounds on Winter Hill|
|2500BC||Date of axe found in Tiger's Clough|
Horwich is situated in the beautiful rural setting of the West Pennine Moors, 5 miles north of Bolton.
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Meetings of the Horwich Town Council are held in the council Chamber, Public Hall, Lee Lane, Horwich on the second Monday of the month (except in July) and usually on the Thursday of the week following it.
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Chair of the Council
Cllr Richard Silvester, became Town Mayor on 15 May 2014 and his term of office will last one year.
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Please contact the Town Clerk.