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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.

Lego Darwen Tower

Building a scale model of Darwen Tower at £1 per brick


Rotary Video Showcase

Videos showcasing modern Rotary


Charitable Trust Funds

Charitable Trusts adminstered by Darwen Rotary.


Books for Gambia

Darwen Rotary has been collecting books from local primary schools to be sent to The Gambia



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 Lombok


Donation for the Tower Fund

Worshippers at two churches put their best feet forward to raise £1,330 for the Save Darwen Tower fund,


About us

Darwen Tower

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).


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April 19 Bulletin.pdf

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June 19 Bulletin.pdf

To find out more  click on the What We Do button at the top right of the web page

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 1st July 18.30

President's Handover

Monday 8th July 18.30

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Darwen Holidays

Monday 15th July 18.30

No Meeting ~Darwen Holidays

Darwen Holidays

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Rotary News

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:

We meet on Mondays at 18:00 for 18:30
(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

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