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.March 2016 bulletin.pdf
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We meet on Mondays at 18:00 for 18:30
(No meetings on Bank Holidays)
Darwen Masonic Hall,
Lancashire BB3 1QZ tel: 01254 702594