In May 2015 we hosted the RIBI National Young Musician Final.  A video of highlights can be seen at

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. 

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