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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.

Community Carol Singing

This will be held on Saturday the in front of Darwen Market starting at 6.30pm. A chance for locals to come together to sing traditional carols. It is hoped to have local choirs, a brass band and other small attractions.



International committee activities


Petticoat Lane

Street market in Bridge Street as part of the Darwen 1940s day


Charitable Trust Funds

Charitable Trusts adminstered by Darwen Rotary.


Lego Darwen Tower

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



Benefits and responsibilities of membership of Rotary


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).


November 2017 Bulletin.pdf

Dec.Jan 2017 Bulletin.pdf

Feb18 Bulletin.pdf

March 2018 Bulletin.pdf

April Bulletin 2018.pdf

May 18 Bulletin.pdf

June 18 Bulletin.pdf

August18 bulletin.pdf

Sept 18 bulletin.pdf

Oct 18 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 12th November 18.30

Business Meeting & SGM

Monday 12th November 20.00

Council after ordinary meeting

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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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