Clitheroe Civic Society

Caring for the future of Clitheroe

The New Town Trail

The following is the complete new Town Trail first published in March 2014.

Copies are currently to be had at the Tourist Information Centre in the Platform Gallery on Station Road but should be much more widely distributed shortly. Production costs being fully met by the Ribble Valley Borough Council, they are available free of charge.

20th May and a press launch with the Ribble Valley Borough Council Mayor et al!

Our New Town Trail wins Civic Award

On Tuesday, 6th May, two members of Clitheroe Civic Society, received prestigious Town Awards for their services to the community.

Dorothy Jackson received an award for Environmental Improvements for all her work as chair of The Friends of Brungerley Park. The group has made tremendous improvements there and it is a very special part of Clitheroe.

Alan Dixon received the John Barry Award for his contribution to Arts/Culture for his authorship and publication of the new Clitheroe Town Trail. Moreover, this new brochure is full of Alan’s own photographs which is surely something of which John Barry would have approved.

Congratulations to both Dorothy and Alan with such wonderful contributions to the life of our community.


 The awards were made by the out-going Town Mayor, Councillor Kevin Horkin, during the annual Mayor-Making ceremony in the Moot Hall, Church Street.


Afterwards, the recipients joined the civic dignitaries and processed through the town to the Social Centre at SS Michael & John's Church in Lowergate.

.........where Luncheon was to be served......

.....and Alan and Dorothy found a moment to show off!

After the meal and a number of toasts, the traditional punch was escorted in. Made in accordance with an ancient and complex recipe, the only secret revealed was that any water used must be obtained from Walloper Well at the top of Waddington Fell!

After the punch had been served first to the in-coming Mayor, Councillor Val Cooper and the civic top table, the "colts" - those present who had not previously attended a Mayor-Making - were required to stand when the Halberdiers then circulated amongst them allowing each a drink from the Loving Cup, each "colt" then being required to express the wish "Prosperation to the Corporation"!


This updated version of our Town Trail was published in March 2014. Copies, on high quality card, are presently available, free of charge, at the Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre and from Clitheroe Library. Very shortly they will also be available at other such establishments and from many residential hotels, cafes and caravan parks etc.